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Time Stamps
With Time Stamps forensics can build a timeline that can be very
useful when referenced to other evidence. One part of completely being anonymous is disabling these Time Stamps.

1. User Assist File

There's a registry setting that keeps logs and dates of all launch programs, forensics can use this to build a timeline, we have to disable this for security.

Navigate to HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Explorer\Userassist

Your computer will no longer store logs of the exact times you have been accessing files, so forensics can no longer use these logs to create the timeline.

2. Last Access Logs

Next we will disable the last access in WIndows. What last access is is a setting on Windows that allows you to see when you opened, modified, and created files on your computer and is similar to the UserAssist registry key. By disabling this forensic experts won't as easily be able to tell when you've been accessing programs or files on your computer. 

To disable last access open command prompt on your computer, if on Vista or Windows 7 make sure to run as administrator. In command prompt type the following: 

fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1 

Last access has now been disabled, in order for it to take effect you must restart your computer. 



Encrypting Your Computer
It is very important to make sure that your computer is encrypted, in the case an unwanted visitor is trying to access your computer, they will not be able to access to computer if it is encrypted.

1. TrueCrypt

To encrypt your computer, you can use TrueCrypt, a free program that allow you to encrypt your computer. When encrypting with TrueCrypt, you have two options; the first one is to create a hidden container. A hidden container is an operating system that is impossible prove exists. 

When creating a hidden container you will have three different passwords: 
1. The First would be for your decoy system, the operating system you would show someone forcing you to login your computer. 
2. The second password would be for your outer volume, the operating system you would show someone forcing you to login to the second partition on your computer (a second partition is require computer for your hidden container is. 
3. Third password is for the hidden operating system on the second partition of your computer, this operating system is placed in the inner volume, and is impossible to prove exists (It appears to be RAW data). 
The second option is to just encrypt your hard-drive. This is also very secure, but you may be forced to give up your password due to court-order (In this situation, if you are a VERY good lier, you could simply say 'I forgot', but you would have to make it believable.) With normal drive encryption, your computer is just as secure encryption wise, and you will have a single password. 
Download: http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads


2. Encrypt Keystrokes

You need to protect yourself from keyloggers. As strange as it may sound even the government has keyloggers, a few years ago the law speculation about CIPAV, a government spyware known to send the users IP address, Mac address, open ports, operating system, installed applications, default web browser, visited URLs, logged in user, etc... 

In order to protect yourself from keyloggers, you should encrypt your keystrokes. You can do this using a software called 'Keyscrambler'. Please note, you should NOT use the free version of Keyscrambler, you should only use the Premium version, which costs a decent some of money...just use piratebay.

Keyscrambler Premium supports 170 programs, including windows logon, most web browsers, and popular IM programs.



Making Encryption Secure
Encryption is pointless if it can be easily bypassed or overcome. You need to make sure that the encryption is secure too.

1. Make Your Password Strong

Even with your computer encrypted, it is still vulnerable. Make sure your password is good (for optimal security, your password should be twenty or more characters, with symbols, numbers, and random capitals, and a special symbol (like ALT+1456) really increases security). 

If you password is not strong enough, you can change it by right clicking your encrypted drive in TrueCrypt and selecting 'Change Password'. 

2. Create Locked Screen Saver

Encryption is pointless if the feds get to your computer while its running. They can use live forensic tools that don't require the movement or shutdown of a computer. A very simple technique to overcome this is to create a locked screen saver. 

To create a locked screen saver in Windows Vista or Windows 7; 

Right click your desktop and click on 'Personalize'. In the bottom left hand corner you should see 'Screen Saver', click that. Now, check 'On Resume, Display Logon Screen', and set 'Wait' to 5. Now, underneath that you may set what you want your screen saver to be. 

Now you must go to your Control Panel. Click on System and Securtiy, now click on 'Power Options' find your selected plan and click 'Change plan settings.' Now, set 'Turn Of Display' to 5 minutes. Voila! You have now created a locked screen saver. 

3. Good AntiVirus

This may seem obvious, but all this is pointless if you get infected with a keylogger that takes screen shots. Having a good anti-virus is one of the most important things you can do. Now, listen up. AVG, Avast, McCafe, Norton? They all SUCK. The only Anti-Virus you should even consider are ESET Nod32 and Kaspersky, BitDefender is also pretty good. Use piratebay to get them.

Disabling Hibernation
You may as well hand your computer over to the feds if they raid your house and your computer is in hibernation. Also, putting your computer into hibernation is pretty much just taking a screen shot of your RAM that gets saved to your hard drive.

To disable hibernation in Windows Vista/7: 

Open your Control Panel. Click System and Security, then click 'Power Options'. Click 'Change plan settings' for you current power plan. 

Now click 'Change advanced power settings'. Expand 'Sleep', then expand 'Hibernate After'. Enter “0" for 'Setting:' to set hibernate to 'Never'. 

Hibernation is now disabled.


Disabling and Removing USB Logs
Next on the list of Anti-Forensics in to disable logs of USB activity, flash drives, etc... This can be valuable if you have a flash drive with sensitive data and you don't want any logs of it ever being plugged it to your computer. 

1. Delete the USBSTOR Setting

The USBSTOR setting contains history of plugged in USB devices. 

To delete it, hit the WINDOWS Home Button + R at the same time. This will open up 'Run'; type: "Regedit" (without quotes). Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USBSTOR 

Now, right click 'USBSTOR' and hit 'Delete', then confirm that you want to delete the key. Now, the key has been deleted. 

2. Delete the setupapi.log

The Setuppapi.log is a plain-text file that stores the list of installed USB devices and their drivers. We will delete it with a program called CCleaner. 

CCleaner is actually one of the best anti-forensic tools out there, and its free. For Instructions on using CCleaner, Please see the 'CCleaner' section of this guide. 


Windows Sec. Misc.
This is for the shit that has to do with windows anti-forensic security, but wasn't big enough to have its own section. That does NOT mean this section isn't important, the stuff in here may actually be the most important in the whole guide.

1. Disable System Restore Points

System Restore points can be used to bring your computer back to a date when it wasn't secure and can also be used to restore overwritten files. 

To disable System Restore points, right click 'Computer' and click 'Properties'. Now click 'Advanced System Settings'. Under 'System Protection' click 'Configure'. 

Now, select 'Turn Of System Protection' and apply it. 

2. Disable Send error report to Microsoft

This is self-explanatory, we obviously don't want Microsoft having logs of all our crashed programs. 

To do this, go to your start menu and search 'problem reporting settings' and then click on 'Choose How To Report Problems'. Click 'Change Report Settings For All Users' and then set it to 'Never check for solutions'. 

3. Clean your Computer's ass with CCleaner

This is the heart of Anti-Forensics right here. CCleaner is actually one of the most powerful Anti-Forensic tools, -IF- used correctly. 

As it turns out, when deleting files, you DO NOT need to do multiple overwrites. With modern hard-drives, one overwrite really is enough to delete a file beyond repair, even though it is popular belief that you need several overwrites to be secure. 

With CCleaner, I would recommend three overwrites, just in-case it misses something the first time around (remember, it is a free software). 

Once you have CCleaner installed, run it (AS ADMIN), go to 'Settings' and make sure you have it set to overwrite deleted data with three passes. 

Go back to 'Cleaner' and check EVERYTHING. I mean EVERYTHING, and hit 'Run Cleaner'. You might want to leave this on overnight. 

Do this everytime you are done with a major hacking job. When using normally (what should be every time you are done with your computer), uncheck 'Wipe Free Space', this will cut down the time from hours to a few minutes. 

4. Disabling debugging on failure

This keeps logs of your computers failures and blue screen info. 

To disable it, right click 'Computer' and go to 'Advanced System Settings', now go to 'Start Up and Recovery'. Now, set 'Debugging Information' to 'None'. 

5. Disabling Windows Event Logging

Windows keeps logs of all events on the computer. First, before we disable, we must clear all the logs. 

To disable it, go to Control Panel then System and Security. Now, click Administrative Tools, and then Event Viewer. In either pane of the Event Viewer window, right-click System and then select Clear All Events, you will get a window that says: "Do you want to save 'System' before clearing it?", click 'No'. 

Now we must disable Windows Event Logging. Go to 'Run' and type in 'msconfig', then go to 'Services' and make sure 'Hide all Microsoft Services' is UNCHECKED. Now scroll down until you find 'Windows Event Logging', and UNCHECK it. 

Now restart your computer right away. 

6. Disabling Stand By

Disable 'Stand By'. Just create a new text document and add this: 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\ACPI\Parameters] "AMLIMaxCTObjs"=hex:04,00,00,00 "Attributes"=dword:0070 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\ACPI\Parameters\WakeUp] "FixedEventMask"=hex:20,05 "FixedEventStatus"=hex:00,84 "GenericEventMask"=hex:18,50,00,10 "GenericEventStatus"=hex:10,00,ff,00 
Then save as a .REG file, and run it. Click okay when prompted for confirmation.



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More tips:
Use a no log VPN like nVPN, KryptoVPN, or BlackShades VPN. 
Use Tor for web browsing you wouldn't want the FBI, or your ISP looking at.
Never release personal info
Assume the FBI has IP logs of every website
Use SSH tunneling
Be patient.
NEVER EVER EVER open your mouth if you see the cops not a WORD at ALL.

 

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Awesome Post mate...Really helpfull

But I am lazy, can you make a video on it?

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