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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: webmail forensics Reply with quote

Hi guys,

im looking at making a little program which will recover web mail fragments(gmail, yahoo, facebook email ect) from an image of a computer. Currently i have little knowledge and trying to get some research done before i start coding, i understand there is some tools which have this feature but im looking at doing my own take on it and making it free. I dont suppose you guys know where i can find some good information relating to web mail forensics, such as locations to look at ect

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am new too, and it just so happens that I would be very interested in this exact development. You see, I have been working with a Linux expert imaging almost 6 terrabytes of data as a result of a malicious rootkit which includes hundreds, if not thousands, of 'deleted' emails of mine. I would like to have access back to my own maliciously-deleted document fragments, including e-mail.

Thanks for your post!

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at Internet Evidence Finder:
http : // www . jadsoftware .com / go / ?page_id=141
I don't know how it performs on Linux images but many of the artefacts are the same whatever the OS

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is from a blog I never finished... regarding Facebook chat artifacts

Most users believe that their Facebook chat sessions are not stored on disk, and that these artifacts are stored by Facebook. This is considered a half truth, while not every chat session is stored on disk there are occasional JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) files which will end up being stored. These artifacts typically have the same format; the file name will look something like this P_(Random Numbers).htm or .txt. These messages can be found within unallocated sections of the hard drive, in the browser cache, or a multitude of other locations. Below I captured one of the chat artifacts and edited out the data, after editing the data I rescanned my disk. Below is what the JSON file would look like:

for (;Wink;{"t":"msg","c":"p_0000000000","ms":[{"type":"msg","msg":{"text":"This is random text","time":000000000000,"clientTime":000000000000,"msgID":"000000000000"},"from":000000000000,"to":000000000000,"from_name":"TESTTEST","to_name":"TESTTEST","from_first_name":"TESTTEST","to_first_name":"TESTTEST"}]}

hope this slightly helps if you are planning on creating your own tool
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