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Analysis Of iOS Notes App

As part of my third year studying Digital Security,Forensics & Ethical Hacking at GCU, I took part in a group research project to study the artifacts created when using the notes app on an iPad Mini, and if they could be used as evidence. This post is really just going to explain what I did, … Continue reading

What are ‘gdocs’? Google Drive Data – part 2

Following up from the recent post on Google Drive, designed to give a high level introduction to the product, this post will delve a bit deeper into the technical issues relating to the data stored and also the best approach on how to access it. The artefacts discussed in this post are based on Windows … Continue reading

What are ‘gdocs’? Google Drive Data

As “the Cloud” (a varied mix of internet based services ranging from web-based email accounts, on-line storage and services that synchronise data across multiple computers) becomes more relevant and the dominance of the PC or tablet as the exclusive “home” for data reduces, the days when simply taking a snapshot of a computer to capture … Continue reading

Dropbox Forensics

by Frank McClain A write-up about some forensic aspects of online storage/file-synching service Dropbox™ Cloud-based services are becoming more prevalent, and not just for businesses – end- and home-users are taking advantage of opportunities to automate backups, make files available offline or from any computer, share files and photos, and so on. Many of these … Continue reading

The End of Digital Forensics?

by Craig Ball When Microsoft introduced its Encrypting File System (EFS) in Windows 2000, the Cassandras of computer forensics peppered the listserves with predictions that the days of digital forensics were numbered. Ten years on and hundreds of systems acquired, I’ve yet to handle a case stymied by encryption—and 90% of my acquisitions were corporate … Continue reading

A cloud by any other name…

by Simon Biles Founder of Thinking Security Ltd., an Information Security and Risk Management consultancy firm based near Oxford in the UK. “You have to know the past to understand the present” – Dr. Carl SaganIf you have been kind enough to read some of the other articles that I’ve written here on Forensic Focus, … Continue reading

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