Sunday, November 18, 2018

Daily Blog #542: Sunday Funday 11/18/18

Hello Reader,
         We've had some great submissions the last couple of weeks and hoping to get that trend up this week! Following on from this weeks topics lets see how well you can work your forensic tool for registry analysis.

The Prize:
$100 Amazon Giftcard

The Rules:

  1. You must post your answer before Friday 11/23/18 7PM CST (GMT -5)
  2. The most complete answer wins
  3. You are allowed to edit your answer after posting
  4. If two answers are too similar for one to win, the one with the earlier posting time wins
  5. Be specific and be thoughtful
  6. Anonymous entries are allowed, please email them to dcowen@g-cpartners.com. Please state in your email if you would like to be anonymous or not if you win.
  7. In order for an anonymous winner to receive a prize they must give their name to me, but i will not release it in a blog post


The Challenge:
What keys and or files are created/modified when you:
1. First plug in a USB 3.0 drive using the storport driver
2. The last time you plug in a USB 3.0 drive using the storport driver

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Daily Blog #541: Solution Saturday 11/17/18

Hello Reader,
          This week a new champion emerges and enters the winners circle. Congratulations to Oleg Skulkin who grabbed a win this week with his testing! Make sure to come back tomorrow to see next weeks' challenge for your chance at $100!

The Challenge:
We've tested what happens for copies to NTFS drives. Now let's change it up. What changes occur to files when you copy and paste as well as cut and paste to a FAT32 drive

The Winning Answer:
Olegl Skulkin

I created 6 files, 1 DOCX, 1 TXT, 1 JPG on an NTFS volume for copying, and 1 DOCX, 1 TXT, 1 JPG for cutting and pasting. I used Windows 10 both for copying and cutting, and a freshly formatted FAT32 flash drive.

I created two folders on the flash drive – “copy - paste” and “cut - paste”. I copied and pasted first three files to “copy - paste”, and next three files to “cut - paste”. Then I imaged the flash drive with FTK Imager (4.1.1.1) and used Autopsy (4.9.0) to examine the image.

Here are the results:


The DOCX file saved its Modified timestamp, lost time for Accessed, and its Created timestamp changed. Despite the fact I used UTC as the timezone in Autopsy, the timestamps were shown in UTC +3. 

The same results were observed for the TXT file: 


And for the JPG file:

As for cutting and pasting, the DOCX file saved its Modified and Created timestamps, but lost time for Accessed timestamp (again, timestamps are in UTC +3):

The same happened with the TXT file:

And with the JPG file:

Results 
Copy – paste: 
Modified 
Accessed 
Created 
Unchanged 
Changed 
Changed 

Cut – paste 
Modified 
Accessed 
Created 
Unchanged 
Changed 
Unchanged