The situation arose the other day where I wanted to view the metadata from a group of images as well as see the geographic location of where those images were taken, if they contained GPS information. I looked and found some very good tools that either displayed the metadata of image files, such as NirSoft’s ExifDataView, but didn’t map the location. I also found some good scripts that would take the GPS coordinates contained in the images and map them in Google Maps. Since I didn’t immediately find a tool that did both extract the metadata and map the location, I decided to write my own. Continue reading
While attending Citrix Synergy 2017 last week the BlueScreenView tool from NirSoft was mentioned as a tool for troubleshooting desktops in a Citrix VDI environment. Although this tool can be helpful for troubleshooting BSOD in both physical and virtual computers it also struck me as a good tool for incident response and digital forensics.
BlueScreenView is a free tool provided by NirSoft and is used to view the contents of the dump file generated when a BSOD occurs. Continue reading
I am currently taking the Windows Prefetch class in the Surviving Digital Forensics training series presented by Sumuri.
The class has recently been updated to include the format change of the prefetch files in Windows 10. In addition this weeks episode of the Surviving Digital Forensics podcast talks about the format change of the prefetch files but also talks about NirSoft WinPrefetchView version 1.35 application that can be utilized to decode and analyze Windows 10 prefetch files.