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MacQuisition™ 2016 R1 is Now Available

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 (12:04:43)
BlackBag® Technologies is excited to announce the release of MacQuisition™ 2016 R1, our 3-in-1 solution for live data acquisition, targeted data collection, and forensic imaging. Our customers around the globe depend on our software's reliability to securely image hundreds of Macs. MacQuisition™ is the only forensic solution that runs within a native OS X boot environment, making it uniquely versatile.

With changes in Apple’s hardware and software comes improvement to MacQuisition™. MacQuisition™ now supports imaging RAM in the Macintosh 10.11 operating system. When MacQuisition™ is used on a live Mac OS X system, it will detect the operating system version to ensure it is a supported version and warn the user if the version is not supported for RAM imaging.

Improvements have also been made to the ‘Comments’ section, the ‘MacQuisition™ Updater’ application, and user interface consistency.

Q&A: Chuck Cobb, Magnet Forensics' New VP Of Training

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 (09:08:32)
We all know the forensics industry needs to be credible and reliable to have its necessary impact in the courtroom. Magnet Forensics recently launched an expanded training program and its first certification – the Magnet Certified Forensic Examiner (MCFE). To build an industry-leading training program, Magnet Forensics brought Chuck Cobb on board as Vice President, Training. We took a minute to sit down with Chuck and learn what it takes to build a top notch training and certification program.

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Turkish Journalist Jailed for Terrorism Was Framed, Forensic Report Shows

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (16:21:20)
Turkish investigative journalist Barış Pehlivan spent 19 months in jail, accused of terrorism based on documents found on his work computer. But when digital forensics experts examined his PC, they discovered that those files were put there by someone who removed the hard drive from the case, copied the documents, and then reinstalled the hard drive.

Review: Oxygen Forensic Complete Training

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (10:58:12)
Reviewed by Brad Robin


This review will be based solely on the Oxygen Forensic Complete Training class that occurred in Lafayette, Louisiana between April 19-21, 2016.

Coming into this class my knowledge of the Oxygen Forensic Detective program was very limited. I still remember calling a friend the first time I used the program and asking “Where are the pictures and videos?’ Now don’t get me wrong I have a vast knowledge of the digital forensics community and programs, however you will find that all programs are created different and the GUI interfaces can be quite tricky until you learn each. This is why I am an advocate of being trained on the software you actually use in your day to day investigations.

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Webinar: BlackLight 2016 R2 - New Features

Monday, August 22, 2016 (14:48:28)
A recording of the webinar "BlackLight 2016 R2 - New Features" is now online and available to view here.

Join the forum discussion here.
View the webinar on YouTube here.
Read a full transcript of the webinar here.
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Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Thursday, August 18, 2016 (05:25:45)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

What would you do if you came across a setup that seemed to have very few lines of possible enquiry? Add your thoughts in the forum.

Can you recommend software that can image a damaged drive by skipping over bad sectors? Chime in on the forum.

Can you help this forum member identify an unknown file system?

Forensic Focus is now running Twitter chats under the hashtag #dftalk - add your suggestions for topics here.

How did volume shadow copies work in Windows XP? Add your answer in the forum.

Forum members discuss how to estimate the age of victims in cases of IIOC.

Which methods and tools do you use for case management?

Forum members discuss cell tower data interpretation.

Can you recommend an open source tool to recover Facebook chats?

Do you use a mini-PC for acquiring images? Add your recommendations to the thread.
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Cellebrite Announces 2nd Annual UK User Summit – Network, Experience & Learn

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 (11:40:23)
Cellebrite is pleased to announce that this coming September it will host its 2nd Annual UK User Summit.

Join The Forensic Focus Twitter Chat, Wednesday 17th August: Software

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 (08:11:16)
Join @ForensicFocus on Twitter at 3pm EST / 12pm PST / 7pm GMT (8pm BST in the UK) Wednesday 17th August for an in-depth chat on the topic of forensic software.

What forensic software do you currently use? Is "push-button" forensics a big problem among software users? Join in the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #dftalk
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BlackBag Technologies Participates In NW3C’s Apple Forensic Primer Course

Monday, August 15, 2016 (06:54:35)
Don Brister, Senior Forensic Analysis and Instructor with BlackBag® Technologies was a guest instructor for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) webinar Apple Forensic Primer: Are you really prepared for your next iPhone or MacBook Pro examination?

The webinar took place on Thursday, August 4, 2016, and highlighted the forensic concepts, artifacts, and tools that are covered in NW3C’s Apple®-based forensic curriculum. To view the recording of the webinar please click here.

BlackBag® was honored to demonstrate their innovative digital forensic products, BlackLight®, Mobilyze, and MacQuisition™, which have been incorporated into NWC3’s curriculum.

BlackBag® would like to thank NW3C for the training and collaboration opportunity. We encourage other organizations and companies to contact us at [email protected] if you are in need of training courses that utilize our products.

Tips For Analyzing Data With Magnet AXIOM's Centralized Views

Friday, August 12, 2016 (13:33:17)
In this post we explore several views of the data that Magnet AXIOM offers examiners and investigators, and provide tips and tricks on how to get the most out of AXIOM’s Centralized Views.

Depending on the type of data you’re looking at, the presentation can really help with your analysis. Some views work really well with large datasets, while others work well with smaller datasets. Some work well when all the data being compared is the same, while others can assist with different types of artifacts being shown. The best views for examiners to use vary from case to case and the type of data being analyzed.