Category: Forensics


Santoku, a linux distribution for Android forensic analysis

Santoku is a bootable linux distribution focused on mobile forensics, analysis, and security. It comes with pre-installed platform SDKs, drivers and utilities and allows auto detection and setup of new connected mobile devices. Santoku Linux is a free and open community project sponsored by NowSecure who provide core team members, and some tools for inclusion in the […]

Cybersecurity, Forensics, Volatility

How to retrieve user’s passwords from a Windows memory dump using Volatility

About Volatility i have written a lot of tutorials, now let’s try to use this information in a real context extracting the password hashes from a windows memory dump, in 4 simple steps. 1. Identify the memory profile First, we need to identify the correct profile of the system: root@Lucille:~# volatility imageinfo -f test.elf Volatility […]

Cybersecurity, Dfir, Forensics, Windows

Windows registry in forensic analysis

Windows registry contains information that are helpful during a forensic analysis Windows registry is an excellent source for evidential data, and knowing the type of information that could possible exist in the registry and location is critical during the forensic analysis process. Let’s analyze the main keys… Recent opened Programs/Files/URLs HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU MRU is the abbreviation for […]