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ICDF2C 2018 – Recap

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from the ICDF2C conference 2018, which took place in New Orleans, LA, USA from the 10th-12th September. The program began on Monday 10th September with the usual welcome registration. The conference was held at Chateau LeMoyne in New Orleans’ French Quarter: a beautiful hotel complete … Continue reading

A Survey On Data Carving In Digital Forensics

by Nadeem Alherbawi*, Zarina Shukur & Rossilawati Sulaiman; Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Abstract Data carving is a very important topic in digital investigation and computer forensics. And for that reason research is needed to focus on improving data carving techniques to enable digital investigators to retrieve important data and evidence from damaged … Continue reading

Meeting A Forensic Challenge: Recovering Data From A Jolla Smartphone

by Davide Gabrini, Andrea Ghirardini, Mattia Epifani and Francesco Acchiappati Preface During the hacking camp MOCA 2016, at the end of a talk held by Davide “Rebus” Gabrini on passcode circumvention methods on mobile devices, a bystander offered an intriguing challenge: he offered for research purposes a smartphone to find out if and how someone … Continue reading

SSD and eMMC Forensics 2016 – Part 2

What Has Changed in 2016 in the Way SSD Drives Self-Destruct Evidence. Demystifying eMMC, M.2, NVMe, and PCI-E. by Yuri Gubanov, Oleg Afonin © Belkasoft Research 2016 In the first part of this article, we reviewed different kinds of the most commonly used modern SSDs (M.2, PCI-E, NVMe devices) and talked about acquisition of these … Continue reading

SSD and eMMC Forensics 2016

What Has Changed in 2016 in the Way SSD Drives Self-Destruct Evidence. Demystifying eMMC, M.2, NVMe, and PCI-E. by Yuri Gubanov, Oleg Afonin © Belkasoft Research 2016 This publication continues the series started with an article on SSD forensics we published in 2012. We investigated the issues of SSD self-corrosion, demystified trimming, garbage collection and … Continue reading

Forensic Analysis Of Third Party Applications: Instagram

by Nor Zarina Binti Zainal Abidin Abstract Forensic analysis of mobile phones’ third party applications is a new area that needs to be explored. There are a lot of third party applications available in App store. Mobile forensic software tools basically extracted typical mobile phone data such as contact numbers, text messages and call logs. These tools overlook information saved … Continue reading

Webmail Forensics – Digging deeper into Browsers and Mobile Applications

Almost everyone who uses the Internet has a web-based email account. Many people have two or more, so the likelihood of a forensic investigator coming across a case involving webmail communication is very high. While law enforcement examiners can ask service providers for the email contents through a court order, corporate and non-government examiners have … Continue reading

Bitcoin Forensics Part II: The Secret Web Strikes Back

In last week’s post, we talked about Bitcoin, Tor and some of the hidden websites only accessible via Tor, such as Silk Road, which was shut down by the FBI on October 1st. Well, just over a month later and Silk Road is back online: You can reach the new site at this link (again, … Continue reading

Bitcoin Forensics – A Journey into the Dark Web

There has been a lot of buzz around Tor, Bitcoin, and the so-called “dark web” (or “deep web”) since the FBI shut down the underground website “Silk Road” on Oct 1st. As many of you already know, Tor is a network of encrypted, virtual tunnels that allows people to use the internet anonymously, hiding their … Continue reading

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

Retrieving Digital Evidence: Methods, Techniques and Issues

by Yuri Gubanov yug@belkasoft.com Belkasoft Ltd. http://belkasoft.com Abstract This article describes the various types of digital forensic evidence available on users’ PC and laptop computers, and discusses methods of retrieving such evidence. Download article in PDF format Introduction A recent research conducted by Berkeley scientists concluded that up to 93% of all information never leaves the digital domain. This … Continue reading

Mobile Phone Forensic Challenges

Introduction A great number of the mobile phones used worldwide every second require special knowledge and skills from forensic experts.  More often it is not enough to be an experienced expert in computer forensics to understand all the peculiarities and difficulties of the mobile forensics. This article describes technical problems encountered by specialists in mobile … Continue reading

Firefox Cache Format and Extraction

Introduction In the forensic lab where I work, we frequently investigate malware-infected workstations.  As our user population started shifting from Internet Explorer to Firefox, we observed that one of our favorite forensic tools, Kristinn Gudjonsson’s log2timeline, wasn’t able to provide as much data for Firefox as it was for IE.  The missing component was cache … Continue reading

Forensic Imaging of Hard Disk Drives- What we thought we knew

By Todd G. Shipley and Bryan Door (A complete copy of this white paper and its figures and diagrams can be found at http://www.nfdrtc.net). WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT Imaging of hard drives has been the main stay of the “Science” part of digital forensics for many years.  It has been articulated by many, including us, … Continue reading

Data Recovery Handling Tips & ESD Precaution

First published April 2005 by ActionFront Data Recovery Labs http://www.ActionFront.com Data Recovery Handling Tips & ESD Precaution Mishandling is a leading cause of hard disk drive failure. ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) A familiar form of Electrostatic Discharge, often called “static electricity”, is the shock we receive after walking across a carpet. In a technical environment, ESD … Continue reading

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