Commit 4ceb67ee authored by Heiko Reese's avatar Heiko Reese
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......@@ -6,7 +6,8 @@ Forensic investigations of computer hardware is usually divided in two phases:
online forensics (analysis of the running system) and offline forensics
(examination of the permanent storage).
This document's primary focus is the first phase (online forensics).
This document's primary focus is the first phase (online forensics). We assume
that the reader has root access to the compromised machine.
## Find a proper place to store your findings
......@@ -32,7 +33,7 @@ To send the standard output of a command, simply add this
Encrypt all data in transition to prevent eavesdropping. Simply insert
`openssl` into the toolchain:
[`openssl`]( into the toolchain:
nc -l 6789 | openssl enc -aes128 -d -k supersecretpw >> log.txt
......@@ -43,3 +44,37 @@ nc -l 6789 | openssl enc -aes128 -d -k supersecretpw >> log.txt
Use [cryptcat]( if it's already available on
the target machine.
To copy files, use `cat`:
cat /usr/bin/rootkit_0.1 | nc …
Use `dd` to transfer whole blockdevices:
dd if=/dev/sdx23 | nc…
### Collecting data on local storage
If you decide to collect your findings locally, please refrain from using
existing storage of the compromised system. There are two viable options:
external storage like USB-sticks or memory-backed filesystem aka `tmpfs`.
Please save a listing of all mounts in all namespaces before mounting anything.
Check all the different mounts:
md5sum /proc/mounts /proc/*/mounts | sort | uniq -d -w 32
Get creative to solve this chicken-egg-problem! If you have copy/paste on your
console, simply `cat`the files and copy the aferwards. Don't use screen/tmux,
the touch lots of files. Check for empty pre-existing `tmpfs`-filesystems.
Find a proper location for the mountpoint and Mount your device:
mount -t tmpfs none /mnt
# or
mount /dev/sdx1 /mnt
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