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== New Features ==
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{{Infobox_Software |
* [[BitLocker Disk Encryption | BitLocker]]
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  name = plaso |
* [[Windows Desktop Search | Search]] integrated in operating system
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  maintainer = [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]], [[Joachim Metz]] |
* [[ReadyBoost]]
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  os = [[Linux]], [[Mac OS X]], [[Windows]] |
* [[SuperFetch]]
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  genre = {{Analysis}} |
* [[NTFS|Transactional NTFS (TxF)]]
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  license = {{APL}} |
* [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)|Transactional Registry (TxR)]]
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  website = [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ code.google.com/p/plaso/] |
* [[Windows Shadow Volumes|Shadow Volumes]]; the volume-based storage of the Volume Shadow Copy data
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* $Recycle.Bin
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* [[Windows XML Event Log (EVTX)]]
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* [[User Account Control (UAC)]]
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== File System ==
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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 file system used by Windows Vista is primarily [[NTFS]].
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In Windows Vista, NTFS no longer tracks the Last Access time of a file by default. This feature can be enabled by setting the NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate value to '0' in the Registry key:
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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]].
<pre>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem</pre>
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Note that this feature has been around since as early as Windows 2000 [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc959914.aspx].
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== Supported Formats ==
  
== Prefetch ==
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=== Storage Media Image File Formats ===
Note that the prefetch hash function is different then that of [[Windows XP]].
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Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
The Windows Prefetch File Format was changed to version 23.
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=== Volume System Formats ===
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Volume System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
== Registry ==  
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=== File System Formats ===
The [[Windows_Registry|Windows Registry]] remains a central component of the Windows Vista operating system.
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File System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
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=== File formats ===
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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 7]]
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* [[log2timeline]]
* [[Windows 8]]
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [https://www.symantec.com/avcenter/reference/Vista_Network_Attack_Surface_RTM.pdf Windows Vista Network Attack Surface Analysis], James Hoagland, Matt Conover, Tim Newsham, Ollie Whitehouse
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* [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ Project site]
 
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* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/home Project documentation]
[[Category:Operating systems]]
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* [http://blog.kiddaland.net/ Project blog]
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* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/usage/4n6time 4n6time]

Revision as of 02:39, 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