Extract Data from a File

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

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.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

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
Confirm the result.

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

./check.sh "<_AUTHOR_NAME_>"

Additional Resources

Use exiftool to extract data from the file WHO_MADE_ME.docx, located in /home/cloud_user/. You can navigate to the folder with cd /home/cloud_user/. Your task is to find the author of the file and then run the name through a program to check if you've found the correct file author.

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

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