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[FYI] Microsoft's Really Hidden Files: A New Look At Forensics.

[Ist dieser Text serioes - ist da was dran??                ---AHH]


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Microsoft's Really Hidden Files:  A New Look At Forensics. (v2.5b) By 
The Riddler October 14, 2001  (v2.0 finished May 16, 2001; v1.0 
finished June 11, 2000)  

Written with Windows 9x in mind, but not limited to.  


I will not be liable for any damage or lost information, whether due 
to reader's error, or any other reason.  


There are folders on your computer that Microsoft has tried hard to 
keep secret.  Within these folders you will find two major things:  
Microsoft Internet Explorer has been logging all of the sites you 
have ever visited -- even after you've cleared your history, and 
Microsoft's Outlook Express has been logging all of your e-mail 
correspondence -- even after you've erased them from your Deleted 
Items bin.  (This also includes all incoming and outgoing file 
attachments.)  And believe me, that's not even the half of it.  

When I say these files are hidden well, I really mean it.  If you 
don't have any knowledge of DOS then don't plan on finding these 
files on your own.  I say this because these files/folders won't be 
displayed in Windows Explorer at all -- only DOS.  (Even after you 
have enabled Windows Explorer to "view all files.")  And to top it 
off, the only way to find them in DOS is if you knew the exact 
location of them.  Basically, what I'm saying is if you didn't know 
the files existed then the chances of you running across them is slim 
to slimmer.  

It's interesting to note that Microsoft does not explain this 
behavior adequately at all.  Just try searching on microsoft.com.  


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