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This script modifies the last four bits of an NTFS timestamp to hide information.

Project Description
This script modifies the last four bits of an NTFS timestamp to hide information.
Data entered is encrypted with AES.


Get the latest version with pip install datemangler.

Notes about Dependencies

This program requires the xattr package to function which will only install
if the development files for libffi are installed. Use sudo apt-get install libffi-dev on Debian/Ubuntu before installing xattr or this package.
The datemangler package is a universal package that is compatible with both
python 2 and 3.

Usage example

# create test file system in a file
$ truncate --size 20M volume
$ mkfs.ntfs -F volume
$ mount volume test/

# create test files
$ for i in {0..100}; do touch $i; done

# write to a single file
$ datemangler -i "helo" write 0

# read again
$ datemangler read 0

# write more text to a directory of files
$ datemangler -i "hello world, how are you?" write .

# read again
$ datemangler read .


This script has been tested successfully on the following platforms:

  • Ubuntu 12.10 with kernel 3.5.0-18-generic x64 with ntfs-3g 2012.1.15AR.5 external FUSE 29
  • Debian testing with kernel 4.2.0-1-amd64 with ntfs-3g 2015.3.14AR.1 integrated FUSE 28

Note that the script must be run on files in an NTFS volume!

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File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
datemangler-0.2.2-py2.py3-none-any.whl (6.1 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 py2.py3 Wheel Oct 22, 2015

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