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Initially Windows 8 had a workstation and server edition. The server edition became Windows Server 2012.
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{{Infobox_Software |
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  name = plaso |
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  maintainer = [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]], [[Joachim Metz]] |
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  os = [[Linux]], [[Mac OS X]], [[Windows]] |
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  genre = {{Analysis}} |
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  license = {{APL}} |
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  website = [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ code.google.com/p/plaso/] |
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}}
  
== New Features ==
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Plaso (plaso langar að safna öllu) is the Python based back-end engine used by tools such as log2timeline for automatic creation of a super timelines. The goal of log2timeline (and thus plaso) is to provide a single tool that can parse various log files and forensic artifacts from computers and related systems, such as network equipment to produce a single correlated timeline. This timeline can then be easily analysed by forensic investigators/analysts, speeding up investigations by correlating the vast amount of information found on an average computer system. Plaso is intended to be applied for creating super timelines but also supports creating [http://blog.kiddaland.net/2013/02/targeted-timelines-part-i.html targeted timelines].
The following new features were introduced in Windows 8:
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* [[Windows Shadow Volumes | File History]]
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* [[Windows Storage Spaces | Storage Spaces]]
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* [[Search Charm History]]
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== File System ==
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The Plaso project site also provides [[4n6time]], formerly "l2t_Review", which is a cross-platform forensic tool for timeline creation and review by [[David Nides]].
The file system used by Windows 8 is primarily [[NTFS]].
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The [[Resilient File System (ReFS)]] was initially available in the Windows 8 server edition but became part of Windows 2012 server edition.
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== Supported Formats ==
  
== Jump Lists ==
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=== Storage Media Image File Formats ===
[[Jump Lists]] are Task Bar artifacts that were first introduced on Windows 7 and are also available on Windows 8.
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Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
== Prefetch ==
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=== Volume System Formats ===
The prefetch hash function is similar to [[Windows 2008]].
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Volume System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
The [[Windows Prefetch File Format]] was changed on Windows 8.1 to version 26.
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=== File System Formats ===
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File System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
== Registry ==
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=== File formats ===
The [[Windows_Registry|Windows Registry]] remains a core component of the Windows operating system.
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
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* Apple System Log (ASL)
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* Basic Security Module (BSM)
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* Bencode files
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* [[Google Chrome|Chrome cache files]]
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* [[Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) Database File (EDB) format]] using [[libesedb]]
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* [[Internet Explorer History File Format]] (also known as MSIE 4 - 9 Cache Files or index.dat) using [[libmsiecf]]
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* Java IDX
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* [[OLE Compound File]] using [[libolecf]]
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* [[Property list (plist)|Property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
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* SQLite databases
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* Syslog
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* [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] using [[libevt]]
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* [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]] using [[libregf]]
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* [[LNK|Windows Shortcut File (LNK) format]] using [[liblnk]]
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* [[Windows XML Event Log (EVTX)]] using [[libevtx]]
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=== Bencode file formats ===
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* Transmission
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* uTorrent
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=== ESE database file formats ===
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* Internet Explorer WebCache format
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=== OLE Compound File formats ===
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* Document summary information
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* Summary information (top-level only)
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=== Property list (plist) formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
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* Airport
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* Apple Account
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* iPod/iPhone
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* Install History
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* Mac User
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* Software Update
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* Spotlight
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* Spotlight Volume Information
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* Timemachine
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=== SQLite database file formats ===
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* Android call logs
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* Android SMS
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* Chrome cookies
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* Chrome browsing and downloads history
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* Firefox browsing and downloads history
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* Google Drive
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* Launch services quarantine events
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* MacKeeper
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* Mac OS X document versions
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* Skype
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* Zeitgeist activity
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=== Windows Registry formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
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* AppCompatCache
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* CCleaner
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* MountPoints2
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* MSIE Zone
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* MSIE Zone Software
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== History ==
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Plaso is a Python-based rewrite of the Perl-based [[log2timeline]] initially created by [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]]. Plaso builds upon the [[SleuthKit]], [[libyal]], [[dfvfs]] and various other projects.
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
* [[Windows]]
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* [[dfvfs]]
* [[Windows Vista]]
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* [[log2timeline]]
* [[Windows 7]]
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_8 Features new to Windows 8], Wikipedia
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* [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ Project site]
* [http://computerforensics.champlain.edu/blog/windows-8-forensics Windows 8 Forensics - part 1]
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* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/home Project documentation]
* [http://computerforensics.champlain.edu/blog/windows-8-forensics-part-2 Windows 8 Forensics - part 2]
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* [http://blog.kiddaland.net/ Project blog]
* [http://computerforensics.champlain.edu/blog/windows-8-forensics-part-3 Windows 8 Forensics - part 3]
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* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/usage/4n6time 4n6time]
* [http://propellerheadforensics.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/thomson_windows-8-forensic-guide2.pdf Windows 8 Forensic Guide], by [[Amanda Thomson|Amanda C. F. Thomson]], 2012
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* [http://forensicfocus.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=9604/ Forensic Focus: Windows 8 Forensics - A First Look], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhCooEz9FQs&feature=youtu.be Presentation], [http://www.forensicfocus.com/downloads/windows-8-forensics-josh-brunty.pdf Slides], by [[Josh Brunty]], August 2012
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* [http://dfstream.blogspot.ch/2013/03/windows-8-tracking-opened-photos.html Windows 8: Tracking Opened Photos], by [[Jason Hale]], March 8, 2013
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* [http://dfstream.blogspot.com/2013/09/windows-8-and-81-search-charm-history.html indows 8 and 8.1: Search Charm History], by [[Jason Hale]], September 9, 2013
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[[Category:Operating systems]]
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Revision as of 03:39, 3 June 2014

plaso
Maintainer: Kristinn Gudjonsson, Joachim Metz
OS: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Genre: Analysis
License: APL
Website: code.google.com/p/plaso/

Plaso (plaso langar að safna öllu) is the Python based back-end engine used by tools such as log2timeline for automatic creation of a super timelines. The goal of log2timeline (and thus plaso) is to provide a single tool that can parse various log files and forensic artifacts from computers and related systems, such as network equipment to produce a single correlated timeline. This timeline can then be easily analysed by forensic investigators/analysts, speeding up investigations by correlating the vast amount of information found on an average computer system. Plaso is intended to be applied for creating super timelines but also supports creating targeted timelines.

The Plaso project site also provides 4n6time, formerly "l2t_Review", which is a cross-platform forensic tool for timeline creation and review by David Nides.

Supported Formats

Storage Media Image File Formats

Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by dfvfs.

Volume System Formats

Volume System Format support is provided by dfvfs.

File System Formats

File System Format support is provided by dfvfs.

File formats

TODO expand this list

Bencode file formats

  • Transmission
  • uTorrent

ESE database file formats

  • Internet Explorer WebCache format

OLE Compound File formats

  • Document summary information
  • Summary information (top-level only)

Property list (plist) formats

TODO expand this list

  • Airport
  • Apple Account
  • iPod/iPhone
  • Install History
  • Mac User
  • Software Update
  • Spotlight
  • Spotlight Volume Information
  • Timemachine

SQLite database file formats

  • Android call logs
  • Android SMS
  • Chrome cookies
  • Chrome browsing and downloads history
  • Firefox browsing and downloads history
  • Google Drive
  • Launch services quarantine events
  • MacKeeper
  • Mac OS X document versions
  • Skype
  • Zeitgeist activity

Windows Registry formats

TODO expand this list

  • AppCompatCache
  • CCleaner
  • MountPoints2
  • MSIE Zone
  • MSIE Zone Software

History

Plaso is a Python-based rewrite of the Perl-based log2timeline initially created by Kristinn Gudjonsson. Plaso builds upon the SleuthKit, libyal, dfvfs and various other projects.

See Also

External Links