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(FTK Imager: Lesson 3)

{ Create Disk Image after Deleting a Picture  }


Section 0. Background Information
  1. What is FTK Imager?
    • The FTK toolkit includes a standalone disk imaging program called FTK Imager. The FTK Imager has the ability to save an image of a hard disk in one file or in segments that may be later reconstructed.
    • It calculates MD5 hash values and confirms the integrity of the data before closing the files.
    • In addition to the FTK Imager tool can mount devices (e.g., drives) and recover deleted files.

  2. Pre-Requisite
    1. FTK Imager: Lesson 1: Install FTK Imager
    2. FTK Imager: Lesson 2: Create Virtual Hard Drive, Delete File, Recover File
      • Note: This lab is necessary, because you will need to create a Virtual Hard Drive.

  3. Lab Notes
    • In this lab we will do the following:
      1. Download a Picture to the Virtual Hard Drive
      2. Delete a Picture from the Virtual Hard Drive
      3. Delete the Picture from the Recycle Bin
      4. Create an image of the Virtual Hard Drive with FTK Imager

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Section 1: Log into Damn Vulnerable WXP-SP2
  1. Start VMware Player
    • Instructions
      1. For Windows 7
        1. Click Start Button
        2. Search for "vmware player"
        3. Click VMware Player
      2. For Windows XP
        • Starts --> Programs --> VMware Player

     

  2. Start Up Damn Vulnerable WXP-SP2.
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Damn Vulnerable WXP-SP2
      2. Click on Edit virtual machine Settings
    • Note(FYI):
      • For those of you not part of my class, this is a Windows XP machine running SP2.

     

  3. Edit Virtual Machine Settings
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Network Adapter
      2. Click on the Bridged Radio button
      3. Click on the OK Button

     

  4. Play Virtual Machine
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Damn Vulnerable WXP-SP2
      2. Click on Play virtual machine

     

  5. Logging into Damn Vulnerable WXP-SP2.
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Administrator
      2. Password: Supply Password
      3. Press <Enter> or Click the Arrow

     

  6. Open a Command Prompt
    • Instructions:
      1. Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Command Prompt

     

  7. Obtain Damn Vulnerable WXP-SP2's IP Address
    • Instructions:
      1. ipconfig
    • Note(FYI):
      • In my case, Damn Vulnerable WXP-SP2's IP Address 192.168.1.116.
      • This is the IP Address of the Victim Machine that will be attacked by Metasploit.
      • Record your Damn Vulnerable WXP-SP2's IP Address.
    • .

 

Section 2: Download Test Picture
  1. Start Firefox
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Start Button
      2. All Programs --> Mozilla Firefox

     

  2. Start Test Picture Download
    • Instructions:
      1. Place the following URL in the Firefox Address Textbox
        • http://www.computersecuritystudent.com/FORENSICS/FTK/IMAGER/FTK_IMG_313/lesson3/whistle.jpg
      2. Right Click on the image
      3. Click on "Save Image As..."

     

  3. Save Test Picture Download
    • Instructions:
      1. Save in: Select the FTK (Z:) Drive
      2. Filename: whistle
      3. Save as type: JPEG Image
      4. Click the Save Button

     

  4. Open My Computer
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Start Button
      2. All Programs --> My Computer

     

  5. Open your FTK(Z:) Drive
    • Instructions:
      1. Navigate to your FTK(Z:) Drive

     

  6. Delete the Test Image
    • Instructions:
      1. Right Click on whistle.jpg
      2. Click Delete
      3. Click the OK Button in the "Confirm Deletion" warning window.

     

  7. Open the Recycle Bin
    • Instructions:
      1. Double Click on the Recycle Bin

     

  8. Delete Test Picture From the Recycle Bin
    • Instructions:
      1. Right Click on whistle.jpg
      2. Click Delete
      3. Confirm File Delete Windows: Click the Yes Button.

 

Section 3: Forensics Directory
  1. Open a Command Prompt
    • Instructions:
      1. Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Command Prompt

     

  2. Create a Forensics Directory
    • Instructions:
      1. mkdir C:\FORENSICS
      2. dir C:\FORENSICS
    • Note(FYI):
      1. If you completed the previously lab you will receive an error that states "A subdirectory or file C:\FORENSICS already exists."
      2. In Addition, the directory listing might list remnant files (eg., horse.jpg) from the previous lab.

 

Section 4: Start FTK Imager
  1. Start FTK Imager
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on the Start Button
      2. All Programs --> AccessData --> FTK Imager --> FTK Imager
     
Section 5: FTK Imager: Create Disk Image...
  1. Add Evidence
    • Instructions:
      1. File --> Create Desk Image...

     

  2. Select Source
    • Instructions:
      1. Select the "Physical Drive" Radio Button
      2. Click the Next Button

     

  3. Select Drive
    • Instructions:
      1. Select \\PHYSICAL DRIVE1 ... (106MB SCSI)
      2. Click the Finish Button

     

  4. Create Image
    • Instructions:
      1. Check the "Verify images after they are created" checkbox
      2. Click the Add... Button

     

  5. Select Image Type
    • Instructions:
      1. Select the Raw(dd) Radio Button
      2. Click the Next Button

     

  6. Evidence Item Information
    • Instructions:
      1. Case Number: 00001
      2. Evidence Number: 001
      3. Unique Description: Practice Image
      4. Examiner: Your Name
        • For Proof of Lab purposes, replace the string "Your Name" with your actual name.
      5. Contains a delete Captain Crunch Whistle
      6. Click the Next Button

     

  7. Select Image Destination
    • Instructions:
      1. Image Destination Folder: C:\FORENSICS
      2. Image Filename (Excluding Extension): practice-01
      3. Image Fragment Size(MB): 1500
      4. Click the Finish Button

     

  8. Create Image
    • Instructions:
      1. Check "Verify images after they are created"
      2. Click the Start Button

     

  9. Drive/Image Verify Results
    • Instructions:
      1. View MD5 Matching Hashes
      2. View MD5 Matching Hashes
      3. Click the Close Button

     

  10. Image created successfully
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Close Button

 

Section 6: Proof of Lab
  1. Proof of Lab
    • Instructions:
      1. cd C:\FORENSICS
      2. dir | findstr "practice"
      3. type practice-01.001.txt | findstr "Examiner"
      4. date /t
      5. echo "Your Name"
        • This should be your actual name.
        • e.g., echo "John Gray"
    • Proof of Lab Instructions
      1. Press both the <Ctrl> and <Alt> keys at the same time.
      2. Do a <PrtScn>
      3. Paste into a word document
      4. Upload to Moodle

 



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