Saturday, May 19, 2007

New versions of tools released

I ran across a blog post this morning saying that new versions of pwdump6 and fgdump have been released.

So what does this have to do with forensic analysis? Well, like most folks, I've seen compromised systems that start by getting a downloader on the system, and the attacker is able to gain System level access and use something like wget to download their tools. I've seen not only the pwdump password dumping tool on systems, but I've also seen the output file from the command run sitting on the some cases, in a public web directory with a corresponding query for that page in the web logs.

For those of you who use hash comparison tools, grab these puppies, hash 'em and store the hashes! If you don't do hash comparisons, or don't use this technique to a great extent, you should still be aware of the tools.

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