nannib has written 3 posts for Forensic Focus – Articles

WhatsApp – discovering timestamps of deleted messages

ABSTRACT:  This is a procedure for locating and parsing deleted messages timestamps in Android WhatsApp database. I did a little reverse engineering, using the hexadecimal tool of Physical Analyzer (UFED by Cellebrite), of the database of the popular messaging app WhatsApp for Android, because P.A. 3.8.6 does not display deleted messages WhatsApp, at least on … Continue reading

KS – an open source bash script for indexing data

KS – an open source bash script for indexing data ABSTRACT:  This is a keywords searching tool working on the allocated, unallocated data and the slackspace, using an indexer software and a database storage . Often during a computer forensics analysis we need to have all the keywords indexed into a database for making many … Continue reading

IPOD – Timestamps secrets

ABSTRACT This is a description how the Apple Ipod/Iphone stores the timestamps into their plist files. After an experiment we tried to order the various ways that Apple Idevices manage and store these data. We found the timestamps into PlayCounts.plist are in local time and not in absolute time GMT. During an experiment on an … Continue reading

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