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Extract Data from a File

In this hands-on lab, you’ll learn how data is embedded into files during creation and modification, and how this data can be extracted by anyone with access to the file.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Sep 25, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Extract data from a file.

    Note: Please wait an extra minute or two before starting the lab steps to give the lab server setup time.

    Run the following command:

    exiftool WHO_MADE_ME.docx
  2. Challenge

    Confirm the result.

    Run the following command (replace <_AUTHOR_NAME_> with the actual author name you extracted from the file):

    ./ "<_AUTHOR_NAME_>"

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