Hidden Threat: NTFS Alternate Data Streams (ADS)

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    Alternate Data Streams in NTFS (NT file system) is a rather unknown compatibility feature in Windows NT systems. It was introduced in NTFS with the intent of compatibility with HFS, or the old Macintosh Hierarchical File System. The Primary Function of ADS is to hold metadata about files: Writing details in summary of a text document (right clicking the TXT file, selecting properties, and then selecting the summary tab) gets attached as an ADS.
     

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    old news...
    i have seen tutorials about how to hide password files in ADS in some hacking forums years ago.
     
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