For use with CETS:
1. This will provide a generic “CETS Media Manifest.xml” file
2. This generic file will not include the digital signature InvestigationID, ManifestID, or CategorizationID. However, the CategorizationID can be added manually.
3. With the CETS Media Uploader you can “re-sign” the manifest file if you use “adminmode” of the CETS Media Uploader.
To enter into Admin Mode:
1. Right Click on “CETSMediaUploader.exe”
2. Select: Sent To, Desktop (create shortcut)
3. Locate the shortcut on your desktop
4. Right Click on the shortcut and select : Properties
5. In the Target Field append to the end of the line(after the closing “): -adminmode
6. Double click the edited Short Cut
When you launch the CETS Media Uploader in Admin Mode you will a new button to “Sign Manifest” file.
Clicking on the button will bring up a dialogue window to manually select a user and the related investigation.
Keep in mind, that you must manually cut and paste your Categorization settings into the XML file.
Canadian Police Centre for
Missing and Exploited Children.
BlockHasher helps you creating Block-HashSets for X-Ways Forensics
– Select Directory, directory-mode is atomatically activated
– Click ‘with sub-folders’ if you need recursive hashing
– Alternatively select some files, file-mode is atomatically activated
– you can switch everytime between both modes
– Choose your Entropy
– If you need to find a part of a single file use ‘one input – one output’ mode
– If you need to find a part of a bulk of files use ‘all in one’ mode
– Add ‘MD5’-Header is necessary for X-Ways Forensics
Start hashing now. A Logfile ist automatically generated.
BlockHasher is Freeware.
If you need source send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
A program to manipulate your Hash sets from X-Ways.
It will allow you to Add hashes, Remove hashes, Compare hashes and remove the duplicates, create hash set of excluded files, and be in the proper format to quickly import to X-Ways.
This will allow users to maintain their hash sets and create small diff files if needed to distribute when hashes are added/removed from database.
It works on the basis of add or removing records, indicating duplicates and also the ‘-‘ prefix implemented in X-ways. files with ‘-‘ prefix can be anywhere in set, not at the beginning.
Thanks to X-Tension author Steve Frawley (who is also the author of the C4All X-Tension) and thanks to beta tester Derek Frawley.
I’m sure there are a few more people left to register for the X-Ways Forensics online course (XWF I) with the discount code of “xwf1”. That’s 25% off, plus includes free tuition to the X-Ways Forensics II online course. XWF I is introductory, XWF II is more indepth, quite a bit longer, and will be released in August. XWF III, a shorter course will be released sometime after August.
Everyone registering by midnight tonight (Pacific time) for XWF I, gets access to XWF II and XWF III when published without cost. Otherwise, it’s a separate tuition payment for each course. From July 18, the XWF I is back to $195, XWF II will be $299, and XWF III will be $75. Each class is lifetime access, on demand training, including updates to the courses when XWF is substantially updated (should be a course update once a year).
I previously posted that a book on FTK is sure to come along, since we have the best book of X-Ways and the other book on Encase. Now comes a book on FTK. Just like the XWF Guide or the upcoming Encase guide, I wouldn’t see any reason for a FTK user to not have a book on FTK.
It makes sense to have “the” book on X-Ways, “the” book on Encase, and “the” book on FTK. By having books on your major forensic suites, it is easier to compare what suite “A” does compared to tools “B” and “C” as well as how to get from point A to B using each tool.
So….how about that book on ProDiscover? Anyone? Grab the opportunity before someone else does. I promise to buy it, as I have already ordered the FTK and Encase books.
Taking WinFE to even another level on a multiboot thumbdrive. Very cool, but I spread this word to you because there are few things in life neater than a forensically bootable CD/USB with X-Ways Forensics.
Not that many years ago, you would not find a requirement of having experience with X-Ways to apply for a DFIR job. But now, some jobs recommend it and yet some others require it. This is not to say the other big players (Encase, Accessdata, etc..) are not needed or useful, just that XWF has made it to the same level at a price point that will probably not be beat with capabilities that still outpace other tools.
So……it makes sense to know a little about the tool that might put you over the edge for that next job. Of course, you need to be competent too, but like I’ve said before, “beware the examiners that use X-Ways Forensics because they probably know what they are doing.”