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From: richard at tccnet.co.uk (Richard Stevens)
Subject: Re: Reacting to a server compromise

I'd be interested to know if a ghost image (or even hardware systems
like image-master) carrys over deleted files to the new image?.. as
these can usually be undeleted easily enough.

anyone know?

I'd guess the safest way is just to keep the orignal drive.. but if it's
a nice big expensive scsi raid set I'd guess this probably isnt
practical.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Dulaunoy [mailto:alexandre.dulaunoy@....be]
Sent: 03 August 2003 20:01
To: devnull@...imus.com.au
Cc: full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com
Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Re: Reacting to a server compromise


On 03/Aug/03 12:33 +1000, devnull@...imus.com.au wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Aug 2003 01:38 am, Jennifer Bradley wrote:
> 
> > If this happens again, I would probably make a copy of the hard
drive,
> > or at the very least the log files since they can be entered as
> > evidence of a hacked box.
> 
> Under most jurisdictions, an ordinary disk image produced by Norton
Ghost etc 
> using standard hardware is completely inadmissible in court, as it is 
> impossible to make one without possibly compromising the integrity of
the 
> evidence. The police etc use specialised hardware for making such
copies, 
> which ensures that the disk can't have been altered.

Getting evidence  by reading (via  any software or  hardware solution)
may compromise the integrity of the evidence. I would like to know the
difference between  for example a  (s)dd and the  specialised hardware
that you talk about ? Do you have any references ? 

Preserving  the  scene integrity  is  really  difficult.  You have  to
minimize the  intrusion to the  scene. On computer hardware  is really
difficult...  Using a hardware device that doesn't change too much the
scene is difficult... (think of a compromised disk firmware). 

And  the worst,  sometimes  we  see something  that  doesn't exist  at
all. Forensic analysis is the land of illusion... 

just my .02 EUR. 

adulau

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