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Introduction The Internet Explorer disk cache is a storage folder for temporary Internet files that are written to the hard disk when a user views page from the Internet.Internet Explorer uses a persistent cache and therefore has to download all of the content of a page (such as graphics, sound files or video) before it […]

Introduction Microsoft Internet Explorer maintains a number of INDEX.DAT files to record visits to web sites as well as to maintain cache and cookie data.  In this article, we will look at the Daily and Weekly files. Daily INDEX.DAT Entries The Daily INDEX.DAT file maintains a Daily record of visited pages.  This INDEX.DAT file has an unusual HOST record […]

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Introduction to Time Zone Identification In a digital forensic examination, establishing which Time Zone the system had been set to should one of the first examination tasks.  If this information is not established at an early stage and taken into account, the validity of Date/Time evidence may be brought into question.  Not only is this […]

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Introduction A useful feature of Blade® is the ability to exchange Data Recovery Profiles with colleagues and other digital forensic practitioners. The processing of Exporting and Importing profiles is relatively simple. Global Recovery Profile Database Blade® has access to two separate data recovery profile databases. The global database cannot be altered by the user and […]