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RE: Internet Explorer History
From: "Erin Carroll" <amoeba () amoebazone com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 19:16:51 -0700

"attempted to make a purchase"? Does that mean the transaction was processed
but declined due to lack of funds or other reasons? If so, pull the account
record on the card. It's a company issued card so no privacy laws apply as
far as I know. The credit issuer should be able to show all "hits" on the
account, approved or not (including credit verification queries etc).  

From the way your question is worded it seems they already have the above
information and need the hard data to back it up in case of pursuing
prosecution (or protection from prosecution if the employee files wrongful
termination). If for some reason you still require the data from the laptop
check the cookie cache as well as the temp folder which may contain
information to bolster what's found in the index.dat. If this is to be used
or may be used in legal proceedings, do *not* pull the forensics information
from the laptop interactively but create a write-only locked disk image and
pull the info from that. This preserves the chain of evidence etc so there
can be no question on the integrity of the data.

I would recommend reading up on the legal aspects of obtaining data forensic
evidence prior to proceeding. 

Oh, and there are multiple tools available to read the index.dat. Index Dat
Spy 2.0 and others, google around for some.


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-----Original Message-----
From: kruptos [mailto:kruptos () unguarded org] 
Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2006 5:13 PM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Internet Explorer History

Hello All,

I have been tasked with recovering the recent history of an 
individual laptop. It is suspected that the individual may 
have gone to a "escort"
site and attempted to make a purchase via company credit card.

I know you can pull up recent history with some of the many 
index.dat readers available. I have the laptop as part of a 
domain and a GPO that does not allow users to "Clear History" 
is enforced.

It has been a while, what are the best tools for recovering 
recent sites visited. Also, if a user is able to clear the 
history in IE, is there still a way to pull up the history?

Thanks!

-Kruptos

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