Monday, March 3, 2014

Windows Registry Forensics Review



Wow! What a read! Seriously folks, this book is packed full of information. I have learned more about the Windows registry since reading this book than I knew in the last few years. I have to say, though, that I never stopped to think about how much you can learn about someone’s computer by reading the registry, including mine. I always wondered how the registry worked, and now I do, somewhat.  I have ‘tinkered’ with the registry before, (mine and only mine), or to use other peoples’ lingo, hacked the registry. For instance, I want more commands on my right-click menu, so I hack my registry and add them. No big deal.
Unless you’re into messing with other people’s computers; and like to do damage to them by adding such programs as malware, ransomeware or virii. Anything that’s malicious to harm another person’s computer. Then you’ve sort of found a goldmine to play in.
I hate that it’s so easy to add such crap to people’s computers.  And even though many people use a firewall, antivirus software or malware detectors, it seems as if people are finding new ways every day to defeat even those programs. If you know how the registry works, you have at least a fighting chance at winning this cyberwar.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about how the registry works, or is in the forensics business.
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Nina Slone has worked at many types of jobs; currently she is editing books and writing articles as well as studying for A+ Certification. While she used to write reviews for O'Reilly's Blogger Review Program, they stopped the program. She likes to paint, draw and sketch. Her favorite tools are charcoal, pencil and oil paint. She loves modern or smooth jazz and many other genres of music. Mother Earth Beat, David Sanborn, David Arkenstone, CCR, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, David Allen Coe, etc. She loves the mountains as well as the ocean. She is a Christian, and lives her life accordingly.

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