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What does the forensic analysis of an OS include?

  • boot and shutdown
  • scheduled tasks
  • installed software
  • user activity
  • system logs
  • system configuration
  • other OS related files
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What information can be extracted from the system and kernel?

  • OS version, kernel version
  • kernel config / parameters
  • boot sequence
  • startup services / daemons (systemd, launchctl)
  • old: init.d and rc.d scripts
  • boot up and shutdown times

Fo most of these, no special forensic tools are needed, just knowledge of the OS and files

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Name some system components that handle scheduled tasks.

Scheduled jobs / tasks:

  • cron / at
  • systemd timers
  • Windows schtasks
  • user and system jobs are separat
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Name some things that can be looked at to identify useractivities.

Human user activity:

  • users and groups 
  • logins, logouts
  • home directories, user files
  • user permissions and security

It is always a challenge to separate human activity from system activity.

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What is the problem with information in logs, and wher can logs be found?

Logs tell you a lot (but can be tampered!)

Locations where logs can be found:

  • system logs (dmesg, syslog, journalctl)
  • MS Windows event logs (Linux tool: grokevt, libevtx)
  • log files (/var/log/*)
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Name some locations where OS configuration is stored.

OS configuration:

  • Traditional Unix/Linux: files in  /etc
  • MS Windows registry (Linux tools: registry-tools, reglookup)
  • gconf/dconf, plist files, systemd units
  • dot files ~/.config
  • network configuration (DNS, proxy)
  • disk configuration (raid? encryption?)
  • automounted local and remote drives
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Name some other interesting OS information.

OS files that are interesting for forensics:

  • temporary files and directories (/tmp, /var/tmp)
  • cache fiesl, prefetch files
  • crash dumps, error report files
  • hibernation files
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Name some application layer OS data that is forensically interesting.

Application layer OS data:

  • clipboard data/history
  • last used documents
  • recycle bin, trash cans (these are not filesystem artifacts)
  • OS search queries, index, thumbnails

The difference between OS and applications is sometimes unclear.