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(IEHistoryView)

{ Viewing Past URL Web History }


Section 0. Background Information
  1. IEHistoryView extracts information from the history file (index.dat) of Internet Explorer.
    • This history information includes the URLs that user visited, the Web site title, The number of times that this URL was visited (Hits column), and the last date/time that the Web site visit occurred.
    • The history file also contains a list of local files that the user opened with Internet Explorer (Usually .html and image files).

  2. Lab Notes
    • In this lab we will do the following:
      1. Download  IEHistoryView
      2. Create Web History
      3. Retrieve Web History with IEHistoryView

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Section 1: Play Virtual Machine
  1. 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.

     

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

     

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

     

  4. Logging into Damn Vulnerable WXP-SP2.
    • Instructions:
      1. Username: administrator
      2. Password: Use the Class Password or whatever you set it.

     

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

     

  6. 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 and Install
  1. Start your Internet Explorer Web Browser
    • Instructions:
      1. Start --> All Programs --> Internet Explorer

     

  2. Download IEHistoryView
    • Instructions:
      1. Place http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.zip in the Address Box and hit enter.
      2. Click Save

     

  3. Save As
    • Instructions:
      1. Navigate to C:\tools
        • If the tools folder does not exist, then create it.
      2. Click the Save Button

     

  4. Click Open Folder
    • Instructions:
      1. Click Open Folder

     

  5. Extract iehv.zip
    • Instructions:
      1. Right Click on iehv.zip
      2. Select Extract All...

     

  6. Select Next
    • Instructions:
      1. Click Next

     

  7. Select Next
    • Instructions:
      1. Click Next

     

  8. Click Finished
    • Instructions:
      1. Click Finished

 

Section 3: Create Some Web History.
  1. Open Up Internet Explorer.
    • Instructions:
      1. Start --> All Programs --> Internet Explorer

     

  2. Create Metasploit Web History
    • Instructions:
      1. Go to http://www.metasploit.com

     

  3. Create Nmap Web History

     

Section 4: IEHistoryView
  1. Open My Computer
    • Instructions:
      1. Start --> All Programs --> My Computer

     

  2. Start iehv.exe
    • Instructions:
      1. Navigate to C:\tools\iehv
      2. Right Click on iehv.exe
      3. Click Open
      4. Click Run

     

  3. IEHistoryView
    • Note(FYI):
      1. IEHistoryView shows a simplistic view of URL, Title, Hits, Modified Date, Expiration Date, Username.
      2. You can see WHO viewed WHAT WHEN.

     

  4. Let's do a simply search
    • Instructions:
      1. Select Edit --> Find History Item

     

  5. Enter Search String
    • Instructions:
      1. Find What:  metasploit
    • Note(FYI):
      • This search string is limited to the name of the website and not a content search.

     

  6. Results
    • Note(FYI):
      1. Noticed that http://www.metasploit.com is highlighted.

     

Section 5: Proof of Lab
  1. Select All URLs
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on the very first URL
      2. Press and Hold the Shift Button
      3. Click on the very last URL link

     

  2. Select Highlighted Items
    • Instructions:
      1. Edit --> Select Highlighted Items

     

  3. Copy Selected Items
    • Instructions:
      1. Edit --> Copy Select Items (Tab Delimited)

     

  4. Open Notepad
    • Instructions:
      1. Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Notepad

     

  5. Paste URL's
    • Instructions:
      1. Edit --> Paste

     

  6. Save URL's
    • Instructions:
      1. File --> Save As...
      2. Navigate to C:\Evidence
        • If you do not have an Evidence Folder, then please create it.
      3. File name: IE-YYYYMMDD.csv
        • YYYY - Represents the Year
        • MM - Represents the Month
        • DD - Represents the Day
        • In my case, I named the file IE-20121215.csv
      4. Click Save

     

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

     

  8. Proof of Lab
    • Instructions:
      1. cd C:\Evidence
      2. dir | findstr IE-20121215.csv
        • Remember, the file name IE-20121215.csv might be differently named according to the today's date.
      3. type IE-20121215.csv | findstr metasploit
      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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