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- Computer Forensics
August 21, 2007, 4:14 pm
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I have a few questions and I hope that this post is to the appropriate
group. In not, a point in the right direction would be greatly
I am a web/graphic designer who is curious about what types of
information can be extracted from images that are uploaded to the
internet or passed around via ftp and/or email.
I currently am employed at www.rokkan.com. We have done several game/
puzzle type sites, most notably the site for The Da Vinci Code video
game (http://www.2kgames.com/davincicode/unlockthecode.html ) where the
visitors to the site had to complete a puzzle with clues found all
over the internet and hidden within audio and video clips.
I am interested in learning more about information contained in the
actual image file. Not so much using Steganography, but I would call
it forensics. As if a true law enforcement official would looking at
We are toying around the idea of creating a "digital detective"
experience and would like to make it as true to life as possible. If
I uploaded a .JPG or .GIF image that had been created in Photoshop
what type of information could be distracted? Could information like:
Version of photshop created
Name of the person whom photoshop is registered to
Photoshop serial number
The name of the computer user/profile/account who ran the Photoshop
Name of the network
be extracted from the image? Is that even possible? Are there other
types or more information that I did not list?
Thank you all for you help and your experience!
Re: Computer Forensics
I don't have time or focused expertise in JPG format and Photoshop's
implementation of it to answer allyour questions but you may also want
to learn what steganography is all about and incorporate that into
date time and a bunch of camera parameters are part of many jpg's as
they come off the camera. EXIF is the standard there. Google up
JPG EXIF for more.