Episode 05: Unravelling Mysteries with Mohaimin’s KAPE Triage Magic!

Hi everyone, I’m Mohaimin, and I’m back with another awesome forensics blog! Today, we’re going to dive into the world of KAPE triage collection. Don’t worry I’ll keep it simple and easy to understand.

First things first, let’s talk about what are targets and modules. Targets are like the cool detectives looking for clues on a computer or a device. They can be files, folders, or even system Artifacts that we want to investigate. On the other hand, modules are like the super-sleuth tools that help us gather valuable evidence from those targets. These modules do the hard work for us, like extracting data or finding important information.

Now, in this demo, we’re going to use “KapeTriage ” compound target. Okay, I know it sounds fancy, but it’s not that complicated, I promise!

We will start by downloading KAPE from here. It was made by the legend himself Eric Zimmerman.

To get started, let’s fire up the gkape.exe. Imagine it as having two sides – one for targets and the other for modules. But for now, we’ll focus solely on targets. Our target source will be the mounted drive courtesy of the amazing Arsenal Image Mounter. This allows us to access the suspect’s data without any hassle.

Now, let’s step into the magic of KAPE! We’ll provide it with the source and destination for our investigation. The source being the mounted drive, and the destination where KAPE will work its wonders

Now, here comes the real time-saver – the KapeTriage Compound folder. we’ll search by events. Picture this folder as the superhero squad of targets. We’ll group multiple targets together in this folder, telling KAPE exactly what to focus on. This way, we avoid going down any unnecessary rabbit holes and get straight to the heart of the matter. This smart grouping ensures that KAPE collects all the essential evidence in one go, eliminating the need to run separate collections for each target. Say goodbye to tedious manual work, and hello to efficiency!

Once we’ve set everything up, we hit that “execute” button, and KAPE takes charge. You’ll see the command prompt open up, and like a master detective, KAPE will go through each target in the Compound folder, extracting vital information and organizing it with surgical precision.

And there you have it – within minutes, a custom image of the mounted drive will be ready for us to explore. But guess what? Only the juiciest, most critical information will be waiting for us. No more getting lost in a sea of data; KAPE has done the hard work of filtering out the noise, leaving us with the gems we need.

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