Computer Forensics Miscellany
MSN Messenger and its later incarnation Windows Live Messenger are one of many Instant Messenger programs. Their primary use is to communicate in real time with known contacts by typing messages and sending them to each other.
One of the most frequent requests to a forensic investigator is for any evidence of “chat logs” or any instant messaging conversations.
The purpose of this paper is to assist the forensic examiner to investigate all possible opportunities to recover evidence of instant message conversations from MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.
This is the Enscript mentioned in the document, its purpose is to search and recover fragments from MSN protocol messages. This has been written by a colleague Paul Tew.
This is a basic program that will convert the Passport address into the folder numbers used by the Messenger programs.