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Hide Data In NTFS Volumes

Written by DFM Team

Hide Data in NTFS Volumes

How to Find Openings in NTFS Volumes Where You Can Safely Hide Data.

Black hats love to find new places to hide data. What do they want to hide? Plenty. Maybe credit card numbers; how about passwords, or maybe plans for new weapons. Forensic investigators spend time finding hidden data, and sometimes do a dance when they do. It is a cat and mouse game where black hats hide data to foil investigators, and investigators turn on their mojo to find the contraband. This article uncovers several locations on NTFS devices where information can be written and retrieved later. Specifically, we will look at four crannies: The partition table, the boot sector, the master file table (MFT), and slack space at the end of the device.

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