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Old Forensic Mission --DOWN

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:00 pm
by Goatboy
Until Monica gets off her ass and hosts this on the HTS main site, the challenges will reside here.


Intro

Computer Forensics is all about acquiring, analyzing, and reporting on digital evidence. This evidence can be found on anything from an iPhone to a corporate server. Correctly performing these tasks requires an in-depth knowledge of how file systems work, where various operating systems hold vital data, and - most importantly - how to treat the evidence properly.

Much of the work can be done on either a Windows or a *NIX environment, but I have found that using them both is the most effective approach. As much as people may bash Windows, it does have its uses when it comes to forensics. With this in mind, I will be designating which OS to use for each challenge. This is not a requirement, but some challenges have been designed with one OS in mind. As an added bonus, you can first do the mission on the recommended OS, then try it again on the other for twice the fun!


Forensics 1

You are going to work with a disk image of a floppy disk. To complete this challenge, you must first mount the image. If you cannot figure it out from there, you are beyond help. Remember, this is on-par with Basic 1 in terms of difficulty. (Pro tip: Do this in Linux)

When you think you have completed the challenge, you may visit this page (hosted by Bren2010) to check your answer.


Feedback

Feedback is greatly appreciated. I released this challenge as a sort of beta test for the category as a whole. So if you liked it, hated it, or found some sort of bug (unlikely), I'd love to hear from you. Post your opinions in this thread.

-- Goatboy

Re: Forensic Mission 1

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:45 pm
by OnlyHuman
Loved it! Can't wait to get the opportunity to submit for real.

Re: Forensic Mission 1

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:08 pm
by Pythous
That was fun, it threw me off for a second though because Bren's page didn't render well in google chrome. I look forward to more missions. Good Job!

Re: Forensic Mission 1

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:17 pm
by Bren2010
Sorry Pythous, it should now. ;)

Re: Forensic Mission 1

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:25 pm
by Pythous
Yeah it does, thanks.

Re: Forensic Mission 1

PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:15 am
by Harman-Kahlon
Awesome! Looking forward to the next ones! :)

Re: Forensic Mission 1

PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:27 am
by BhaaL
Indeed, Basic 1 :)

Re: Forensic Mission 1

PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:39 am
by alltheprettyhorses
I actually really like the concept behind Forensic missions plus that was actually quite fun. Now, make a God-mode version!

Seriously though, good job!

Re: Forensic Mission 1

PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:10 pm
by Kage
Goatboy wrote:
Until Monica gets off her ass and hosts this on the HTS main site, the challenges will reside here.

I think you mean me, and I'm awaiting the code ready to upload. Already talking to Brendan about it.

Edit: Told Brendan how to code missions, he's working on it now.

Re: Forensic Mission 1

PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:45 pm
by msbachman
I love the idea for forensic missions. That's what I studied in college for the most part; it's great fun.

-- Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:38 pm --

People can try this one too, it's based off of the other image:

http://drop.io/o6cv6xj