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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

Giving Back In DFIR

by Jessica Hyde, Magnet Forensics A few months back I was on my way to BSides NoVa, having a conversation with someone competing in the CTF about where his team would donate the prize money to if they won. I suggested some organizations related to helping young people learn about Information Security. A few hours later, … Continue reading

Jailbreaking iOS 11 And All Versions Of iOS 10

by Oleg Afonin, Mobile Product Specialist at ElcomSoft Jailbreaking iOS is becoming increasingly difficult, especially considering the amounts of money Apple and independent bug hunters are paying for discovered vulnerabilities that could lead to a working exploit. Late last year, a bug hunter at Google’s Project Zero discovered one such vulnerability and developed and published an … Continue reading

ISO 17025 For Digital Forensics – Yay Or Nay

by Robert Merriott “Much of the digital forensic community desires to have their evidence seen in court as forensically sound and bulletproof, yet do not want to go through the rigors that other traditional forensic sciences have done to prevent evidence spoliation and other mishandling and misinterpretations.” ~ Josh Moulin, Deputy Chief Information Officer, US Federal Government, … Continue reading

Job Hunting In The DFIR Field

by Jessica Hyde, Magnet Forensics For those who don’t know, in addition to my work at Magnet Forensics, I teach Mobile Device Forensics at George Mason University. In addition to teaching the skills necessary to acquire and parse data from mobile devices, I attempt to share information that will be useful to my students who … Continue reading

Digital Forensics as a Big Data Challenge

by Alessandro Guarino, StudioAG Abstract Digital Forensics, as a science and part of the forensic sciences, is facing new challenges that may well render established models and practices obsolete. The dimensions of potential digital evidence supports has grown exponentially, be it hard disks in desktops and laptops or solid state memories in mobile devices like smartphones … Continue reading

Samsung sBrowser – Android Forensics: A Look Into The Cache Files

by Robert Craig and Michael Lambert Abstract Samsung devices are a large portion of the Android OS market.  Samsung has its own Internet Browser, “sbrowser”, installed onto their devices.  All web browsers leave artifacts from user activity.  The “sbrowser” cache files were similar to other browsers.  An embedded source URL gave insight where the cached … Continue reading

10 DFIR Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss

by Christa M. Miller Digital forensics is a tough job. Forensicators must evolve as rapidly as the technology does, which means being in a constant state of learning. Formal education is costly and can’t keep up. The next best alternative: learn from others’ experience. It can be a challenge, however, to share one’s forensication expertise … Continue reading

Current Challenges In Digital Forensics

What is the most urgent question facing digital forensics today? That in itself is not a question with a straightforward answer. At conferences and in research papers, academics and forensic practitioners around the world converge to anticipate the future of the discipline and work out how to overcome some of the more challenging aspects of … Continue reading

DFRWS EU – Recap

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from DFRWS EU which took place at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, from the 29th-31st of March 2016. Conference Highlights  The conference began with a discussion of virtual currencies by André Fischer, Jakob Hasse and Thomas Gloe from dence GmhH. The speakers covered public … Continue reading

Beyond Keywords: Is Keyword Search Becoming Obsolete In The New Age Of Forensic Digital Investigation?

by James Billingsley Keyword searching is the primary tool investigators use to identify relevant evidence in a data set. However, poorly chosen keywords can miss important items or return too many irrelevant results. As data volumes grow, investigators must find better ways to focus on the items of interest within very large data sets. Expert … Continue reading

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