When an investigator contacts by telephone the domain administrator or controller listed by a whois lookup to
request all e-mails sent and received for a user account be preserved, what
A. S.C. statute authorizes this phone call and obligates the ISP to preserve e-mail records?
B. Title 18, Section 1030
C. Title 18, Section 2703(d)
D. Title 18, Section Chapter 90
E. Title 18, Section 2703(f)
Item 2If you come across a sheepdip machine at your client site, what would you infer?
A. A sheepdip coordinates several honeypots
B. A sheepdip computer is another name for a honeypot
C. A sheepdip computer is used only for virus-checking.
D. A sheepdip computer defers a denial of service attack
In a computer forensics investigation, what describes the route that evidence takes from the time you find it
until the case is closed or goes to court?
A. rules of evidence
B. law of probability
C. chain of custody
D. policy of separation
How many characters long is the fixed-length MD5 algorithm checksum of a critical system file?
To calculate the number of bytes on a disk, the formula is: CHS**
A. number of circles x number of halves x number of sides x 512 bytes per sector
B. number of cylinders x number of halves x number of shims x 512 bytes per sector
C. number of cells x number of heads x number of sides x 512 bytes per sector
D. number of cylinders x number of halves x number of shims x 512 bytes per sector
You are using DriveSpy, a forensic tool and want to copy 150 sectors where the starting sector is 1709 on the
primary hard drive. Which of the following formats correctly specifies these sectors?
A. 0:1000, 150
B. 0:1709, 150
C. 1:1709, 150
A honey pot deployed with the IP 172.16.1.108 was compromised by an attacker . Given below is an excerpt
from a Snort binary capture of the attack. Decipher the activity carried out by the attacker by studying the log.
Please note that you are required to infer only what is explicit in the excerpt.
(Note: The student is being tested on concepts learnt during passive OS fingerprinting, basic TCP/IP
connection concepts and the ability to read packet signatures from a sniff dump.)
03/15-20:21:24.107053 18.104.22.168:3500 -> 172.16.1.108:111 TCP TTL:43 TOS:0x0 ID:29726 IpLen:20
***A**** Seq: 0x9B6338C5 Ack: 0x5820ADD0 Win: 0x7D78 TcpLen: 32 TCP Options (3) => NOP NOP TS:
20:21:24.452051 22.214.171.124:789 -> 172.16.1.103:111 UDP TTL:43 TOS:0x0 ID:29733 IpLen:20
01 0A 8A 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 01 86 A0 ................ 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 ................ 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 86 B8 00 00 00 01 ................
00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 ........
20:21:24.730436 126.96.36.199:790 -> 172.16.1.103:32773 UDP TTL:43 TOS:0x0 ID:29781 IpLen:20
47 F7 9F 63 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 01 86 B8
A. The attacker has conducted a network sweep on port 111
B. The attacker has scanned and exploited the system using Buffer Overflow
C. The attacker has used a Trojan on port 32773
D. The attacker has installed a backdoor
The newer Macintosh Operating System is based on:
B. BSD Unix
D. Microsoft Windows
Before you are called to testify as an expert, what must an attorney do first?
A. engage in damage control
B. prove that the tools you used to conduct your examination are perfect
C. read your curriculum vitae to the jury
D. qualify you as an expert witness
You are contracted to work as a computer forensics investigator for a regional bank that has four 30 TB
storage area networks that store customer data. What method would be most efficient for you to acquire digital
evidence from this network?
A. create a compressed copy of the file with DoubleSpace
B. create a sparse data copy of a folder or file
C. make a bit-stream disk-to-image file
D. make a bit-stream disk-to-disk file
You are working for a large clothing manufacturer as a computer forensics investigator and are called in to
investigate an unusual case of an employee possibly stealing clothing designs from the company and selling
them under a different brand name for a different company. What you discover during the course of the
investigation is that the clothing designs are actually original products of the employee and the company has
no policy against an employee selling his own designs on his own time. The only thing that you can find that
the employee is doing wrong is that his clothing design incorporates the same graphic symbol as that of the
company with only the wording in the graphic being different. What area of the law is the employee violating?
A. trademark law
B. copyright law
C. printright law
D. brandmark law
What file structure database would you expect to find on floppy disks?
What type of attack occurs when an attacker can force a router to stop forwarding packets by flooding the
router with many open connections simultaneously so that all the hosts behind the router are effectively
A. digital attack
B. denial of service
C. physical attack
D. ARP redirect
When examining a file with a Hex Editor, what space does the file header occupy?
A. the last several bytes of the file
B. the first several bytes of the file
C. none, file headers are contained in the FAT
D. one byte at the beginning of the file
In the context of file deletion process, which of the following statement holds true?
A. When files are deleted, the data is overwritten and the cluster marked as available
B. The longer a disk is inuse, the less likely it is that deleted files will be overwritten
C. While booting, the machine may create temporary files that can delete evidence
D. Secure delete programs work by completely overwriting the file in one go
A suspect is accused of violating the acceptable use of computing resources, as he has visited adult websites
and downloaded images. The investigator wants to demonstrate that the suspect did indeed visit these sites.
However, the suspect has cleared the search history and emptied the cookie cache. Moreover, he has
removed any images he might have downloaded. What can the investigator do to prove the violation? Choose
the most feasible option.
A. Image the disk and try to recover deleted files
B. Seek the help of co-workers who are eye-witnesses
C. Check the Windows registry for connection data (You may or may not recover)
D. Approach the websites for evidence
A(n) _____________________ is one that's performed by a computer program rather than the attacker
manually performing the steps in the attack sequence.
A. blackout attack
B. automated attack
C. distributed attack
D. central processing attack
The offset in a hexadecimal code is:
A. The last byte after the colon
B. The 0x at the beginning of the code
C. The 0x at the end of the code
D. The first byte after the colon
It takes _____________ mismanaged case/s to ruin your professional reputation as a computer forensics
A. by law, three
B. quite a few
C. only one
D. at least two
With the standard Linux second extended file system (Ext2fs), a file is deleted when the inode internal link
count reaches ________.