Eric Zimmerman's Binary Foray
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Eric Zimmerman's Binary Foray

A history of all the blog posts from Binary Foray

About the Book

This book is a simple transposition of the blogs posts from Eric Zimmerman's blog, Binary Foray.

About the Authors

Eric Zimmerman
Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman is a former FBI Special Agent and C# developer of various open source, forensic tools targeting Windows host based artifacts. Eric is a certified SANS instructor and co-author of FOR498.

Andrew Rathbun
Andrew Rathbun

Andrew Rathbun is a DFIR professional with multiple years of experience in law enforcement and the private sector. Andrew is involved in multiple community projects, including but not limited to: the Digital Forensics Discord Server, AboutDFIR, and multiple GitHub repositories.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The First of Many
  • Designing a Registry Parser
  • Registry hive basics part 1
  • Deleted Record Recovery Example
  • Registry Explorer screenshots
  • Registry hive basics part 2
  • ShellBags Explorer released!
  • Registry hive basics part 3: VK records
  • Registry hive basics part 4: SK records
  • XWFIM and XWFRT v1.0 released!
  • ShellBags Explorer v0.5.2.0 released!
  • Exploring the Registry at the hex level
  • Introducing Registry Explorer
    • Getting started
  • ShellBags Explorer released!
  • Registry Explorer released!
  • The end of XWFRT?
  • ShellBags Explorer released!
  • AppCompatCache changes in Windows 10
  • Introducing AppCompatCacheParser
  • AppCompatCacheParser v0.0.5.1 released
  • AppCompatCacheParser v0.0.5.2 released
  • ShellBags Explorer 0.6.1 released!
  • Introducing RECmd!
  • RECmd released!
  • RECmd released!
  • Reintroducing Registry Explorer and RECmd!
    • RECmd
    • Registry Explorer
  • Registry Explorer/RECmd released!
  • Introducing bstrings, a Better Strings utility!
  • bstrings released
  • bstrings released
  • AmcacheParser: Reducing the noise, finding the signal
  • A few updates
  • Registry hive basics part 5: Lists
  • bstrings released
  • bstrings released
  • XWFIM version 1.5 available!
  • Registry Explorer plugin overview
  • Registry values starting with a NULL character
  • Windows Prefetch parser in C#
  • Introducing PECmd!
  • PECmd v0.6.0.0 released
  • bstrings released!
  • bstrings 1.0 released!
  • Introducing LECmd!
  • LECmd v0.6.0.0 released!
  • Jump lists in depth: Understand the format to better understand what your tools are (or aren’t) doing
  • Introducing JLECmd!
  • PECmd, LECmd, and JLECmd updated!
  • LECmd and JLECmd updated
  • bstrings v1.1 released!
  • AppCompatCacheParser v0.9.0.0 released and some AppCompatCache/shimcache parser testing
  • Registry Explorer released!
  • Workflow overview
  • Let the benchmarks hit the floor: Autopsy vs Encase vs FTK vs X-Ways (in depth testing)
  • JLECmd v0.9.6.0 released
  • Benchmark followup: Big(ger) data and Raw vs E01
  • ShellBags Explorer v0.8.0.0 released!
  • ShellBags Explorer released!
  • Windows 10 Creators update vs shimcache parsers: Fight!!
  • Introducing Timeline Explorer v0.4.0.0
  • Timeline Explorer released
  • Registry Explorer v0.9.0.0 released!
  • ShellBags Explorer released!
  • (Am)cache still rules everything around me (part 2 of 1)
  • Timeline Explorer 0.6.0 released!
  • Introducing SDB Explorer
  • Updates to the left of me, updates to the right of me, version 1 releases are here (for the most part)
  • Introducing WxTCmd!
  • A fluery of updates!
  • Introducing MFTECmd!
  • MFTECmd v0.2.6.0 released
  • Introducing VSCMount
  • Everything gets an update, Sept 2018 edition
  • MFTECmd released
  • Registry Explorer and RECmd released!
  • Locked file support added to AmcacheParser, AppCompatCacheParser, MFTECmd, ShellBags Explorer (and SBECmd), and Registry Explorer (and RECmd)
  • Introducing KAPE!
  • KAPE v0.8.1.0 released!
  • KAPE v0.8.2.0 released!
  • KAPE released
  • Introducing EvtxECmd!!
  • KAPE released
  • KAPE released!
  • KAPE released!

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