Daily Blog #126: Sunday Funday 10/27/13 - System Detection - Microsoft Word 2007 Challenge

System Detection - Microsoft Word 2007 Challenge

Hello Reader,
          It's Sunday Funday time again!Let's switch up these contests to something a little more internal investigation focused, these fraud cases are more common than you may think!

The Prize:

  • A signed copy of the new book

The Rules:
  1. You must post your answer before Monday 10/28/13 2AM 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
  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:

An employee has been terminated after a lengthy workplace investigation. After being terminated the employee has come back with a lawyer stating that a word document on their work computer will exonerate them and that they are suing for discrimination.  The document appears to be a memo written by the employee's manager to the ex employee with derogatory language toward their race. The employee's manager has stated that they never wrote the document and they believe it be fraudlent.

If the employee was issued a Windows 7 system with Microsoft Word 2007 what would you do to determine:
  • Which system the document with authored on
  • Who was the author
  • What was the last author
  • If the time stamps have been altered
Also Read: Daily Blog #125

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