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Cost-Effective Tools For Small Mobile Forensic Labs

by Alex Moeller As the costs associated with running a mobile devices forensic laboratory can be considered to be high, this article is aimed at providing alternative options for small organisations or individuals looking to reduce overheads.  Case Management Tools There are numerous case management systems available online which are free to download, and premium … Continue reading

Walkthrough: What’s New In XAMN v4.4

Hello and welcome to this video about what’s new in XAMN 4.4. I’m going to take you through ten new improvements, as you can see listed here in the latest release of the XAMN application. Let’s get straight on to the product so we keep this video as short as possible for you. This is the … Continue reading

Uses Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) In Crime Scene Investigations

by Chirath De Alwis and Chamalka De Silva Recent advancements in technology have helped many people to have a better quality of life. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as ‘drones’, are one such technological advancement that can help society to simplify day-to-day activities. These drones are now widely used in many industries such as … Continue reading

Four Critical Success Factors In Mobile Forensics

by Mike Dickinson, Deputy Executive Officer at MSAB The purpose of this paper is to encourage mobile forensic practitioners to consider a wider number of critical factors surrounding their choice and use of mobile forensic tools. Specifically, the quality of decoding, training of users and ultimately the preservation of digital as evidence in court proceedings. … Continue reading

How To Acquire Mobile Data With MD-NEXT From HancomGMD

by Michelle Oh, HancomGMD  With an ever-increasing range of features and dramatically increased storage capacity, digital devices have become essential to our daily life. Their ability to store vast amounts of data means that these devices have proliferated and are now found in every household. They therefore prove to be a source of crucial information that … Continue reading

Techno Security & Digital Forensics 2019 – San Antonio Sept 30 – Oct 2

From the 30th of September to the 2nd of October 2019, Forensic Focus will be attending the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in San Antonio, TX, USA. If there are any topics you’d particularly like us to cover, or any speakers you think we should interview, please let us know in the comments. Below … Continue reading

Recap: Techno Security And Digital Forensics Conference Myrtle Beach 2019

by Christa Miller, Forensic Focus The oldest of the trio of Techno Security and Digital Forensics Conferences, the Myrtle Beach event marked its 21st year this June 2-5. More than 900 people representing the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa converged on the Marriott Grande Dunes resort for three days packed with lectures, hands-on labs, vendor … Continue reading

Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) In The US

by Patrick Siewart  Increasingly, cellular records and their associated location information are being used in civil litigation, where previously they were considered to be a “law enforcement only” tool.  But in the age when users carry at least one smartphone with them at all times, the location data with regard to calls / texts / … Continue reading

ADR512 Testing

by Andrey Fedorov The purpose of this article is to find additional information about the capabilities, specifics, and USPs of the ADR512 Android Data Recovery program. A full description of this software can be found here. Developers from 512 BYTE, who created the software, invited specialists from digital forensics lab Gross to test it.  Let’s … Continue reading

New Security Measures In iOS 11 And Their Forensic Implications

by Oleg Afonin, Elcomsoft Apple is about to launch its next-generation iOS in just a few days. Researching developer betas, we discovered that iOS 11 implements a number of new security measures. The purpose of these measures is better protecting the privacy of Apple customers and once again increasing security of device data. While some … Continue reading

Cellular GPS Evidence: Waze + Cellebrite + CellHawk

by Patrick Siewert, Principal Consultant, Pro Digital Forensic Consulting It’s becoming common knowledge that location evidence on cellular devices can provide a wealth of evidence in any number of civil, criminal and investigative matters. Law enforcement agencies use cellular location evidence from service providers to help place a criminal suspect at or near a crime … Continue reading

Remote Forensics Of Windows 10 Mobile Devices

by Oleg Afonin, Elcomsoft Microsoft has developed Windows 10 as the one OS for all types of devices from servers to wearables. Desktops, laptops, two-in-ones, tablets and smartphones can (and do) run a version of Windows 10. There are countless forensic tools for acquiring evidence from the desktop version of Windows 10, much less for … Continue reading

Internet Of Things Mobility Forensics

by K M Sabidur Rahman & Matt Bishop (University of California Davis) and Albert Holt (NSA) Abstract The Internet of Things (IoT) comes with great possibilities as well as major security and privacy issues. Although digital forensics has long been studied in both academia and industry, mobility forensics is relatively new and unexplored. Mobility forensics deals … 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

Unlocking The Screen of an LG Android Smartphone with AT Modem Commands

by Oleg Davydov, CTO, Oxygen Forensics Modern smartphones are much more than just a device for voice calls. Now they contain a lot of personal data – contact list, communication history, photos, videos, Geo tags etc. Most smartphones can also work as a modem. Almost every modem is Hayes-compatible which means it supports commands of the … Continue reading

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