Windows Security Identifiers (SIDs)

SID is one of the core data structures in the NT security infrastructure A Security Identifier (commonly abbreviated SID) is a unique, immutable identifier of a user, user group, or other security principal. A security principal has a single SID for life (in a given domain), and all properties of the principal, including its name,…

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…