Digital forensics practitioners may not be aware of the nuances of what happens when introducing various BitLocker activities into the mix of hibernation and in-file TRIM.
Once you think through the implications of what can be done not only with multiple document versions extracted from FSD files as ODC Recon has always done, but what can be done with the granular revision information that can be found within FSD files and temporary collaboration data, you should be having a “lean back in the chair” moment.
The workflow for launching virtual machines has been significantly improved in Arsenal Image Mounter v3.1.101! You will now see a single dialog box (rather than a series of prompts) which consolidates important options related to launching virtual machines.
So, if you need to access EFS-encrypted files, you do not have the user’s Windows password, and you may even be dealing with an “IT gone rogue” (i.e. you cannot rely on help from IT – e.g. one or more may be suspects!) scenario, what are your options?
Arsenal is unlike other digital forensics software vendors in the sense that we are consultants involved in casework first and software developers second. We build tools when we find valuable information being left behind by existing tools and techniques.
In “BitLocker for DFIR – Part I” we provided a quick summary of BitLocker, details regarding the various “states” of BitLocker volumes that we see most often in our casework, and some thoughts on things that are particularly relevant to digital forensics and incident response practitioners. We will now discuss launching virtual machines from BitLockered disk images.
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