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Digital Forensics News February 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019 (11:42:06)
Early bird registration for DFRWS EU 2019 ends on the 3rd of March - book your place here.

Magnet Forensics have partnered with Grayshift to offer advanced investigative capabilities on iOS devices.

BlackBag and Image Analyzer are now working together on advanced image categorisation to speed up image and video triage in investigations - find out more in their upcoming webinar.

Oxygen Forensic Detective now supports Parrot drones and uncovers information from BlaBlaCar trips.

BlackBag Technologies have launched a new introductory course: Digital Forensic Basics.
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DFRWS EU Early Bird Registration Ends Soon

Friday, February 22, 2019 (08:41:43)
The Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS) EU chapter will take place in Norway this year. The conference will be held in Oslo from the 24th-26th of April at the National Criminal Investigation Service (KRIPOS).

Early Bird registration means a reduction in the rate you need to pay, and it's only available until the 3rd of March. Book your place here and be sure to register for the dinner and forensic rodeo, too.

Register here
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Forensicating The Apple TV

Thursday, February 21, 2019 (10:28:09)
Mattia: Hello, thank you. First, my presentation will run for the next four hours, so I’m really pleased that you can stay here up to nine o’clock. No, I’m just joking.

I will go very quickly, because I also have 20 minutes, possibly yes. You already played yesterday with the Apple TV, so I will skip some of the basic stuff. You all know what the Apple TV is. There are six models up to now. These models can be identified by a model number, and [00:34] model number that you saw yesterday. As always, in forensics, the first step is to identify what we have in front of us, and the model number, it’s quite easy to find on an iOS device – you can find it on the back of the device. Every model is with ‘A’ and four digits after. This is interesting to… so that you can understand what you can really get from the device.
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Review: Oxygen Forensic Detective From Oxygen Forensics

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (10:05:58)
by Götz Güttich

Oxygen Forensic Detective is software that assists users to extract and analyze data from mobile devices, SIM-cards, storage cards, drones and IoT devices. It is intended to be used by law enforcement, special services, and corporations. We decided to test this tool in our lab to see what features are available and how it performs.

The program allows the bypass of screen locks on Android devices as well as the import of various backups and device images for further investigation. What is more, the examiner has access to more than 60 cloud services, including all of the most widely used applications. Also, the software allows examiners to extract call details, analyze social connections, and see frequently visited places on the map.

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Magnet Forensics And Grayshift Announce Exclusive Partnership

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (07:39:23)
Magnet Forensics and Grayshift enter into an exclusive worldwide technology and distribution partnership.

Magnet Forensics and Grayshift, makers of GrayKey, announce an exclusive global technology and distribution partnership that will allow customers in law enforcement to perform the most comprehensive investigations on iOS devices possible today.

This exclusive partnership allows law enforcement agencies around the world to purchase GrayKey directly from Magnet Forensics. It comes out of a common goal to empower law enforcement agencies to do the important work that they do in protecting the citizens of their community.

Computational Forensics: Opportunities And Challenges

Monday, February 18, 2019 (12:24:45)
Katrin Franke discusses her research at DFRWS EU 2018.

Katrin: What I’d like to share with you is computational forensics – this is the field I’m working on officially, with the title for more than 10 years, unofficially the term was just not born I think more than 20 years. Using machine learning, pattern recognition, computational intelligence to advance forensic sciences; first, physical evidence, documents, handwriting, banknotes, passports, now the last ten years, digital evidence.

Alternative title, ‘Artificial Intelligence in Digital Forensics: What is behind the buzz?’ And I’m saying this a little bit provocative, because currently, there are so many talks about artificial intelligence out there that I am getting sometimes really on what is promised and what expectations are raised. In my presentation, I would like to take the chance to give you a little bit more deeper insight. So, I assumed that 50% working already with this, but I also assumed that the other 50% are a little bit scared on what is coming next.

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BlackBag Technologies And Image Analyzer Partner For Advanced Image Triage

Monday, February 18, 2019 (10:52:34)
BlackBag Technologies and Image Analyzer Announce a Partnership to Provide Advanced Image Categorization for Triaging Photos and Videos in BlackLight

BlackBag's premier computer forensics tool, BlackLight, will now filter images for threat categories through a partnership with the most trusted provider of offensive pictures and video recognition software on the market: Image Analyzer.

With hundreds of thousands of images on digital devices, examiners have the daunting task of sifting through this slew of pictures quickly and efficiently. Techniques based on file size, date created, and hash sets are a good start, but are insufficient for the sheer volume of data examiners must sort through.

Email Forensics: Investigation Techniques

Friday, February 15, 2019 (11:49:34)
by Chirath De Alwis

Due to the rapid spread of internet use all over the world, email has become a primary communication medium for many official activities. Not only companies, but also members of the public tend to use emails in their critical business activities such as banking, sharing official messages, and sharing confidential files. However, this communication medium has also become vulnerable to attacks. This article focuses on email architecture and existing investigation techniques used by forensic investigators.

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Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Thursday, February 14, 2019 (12:43:35)
Welcome to this round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums

Which tools would you recommend for extracting data from iCloud?

Can you help gostep to extract usernames from a FileVault 2 encrypted image?

How would you work out when and how BitLocker was enabled on a Windows 10 machine?

Discussions continue about how to define a scale of confidence for digital evidence.

Can you help USMC85 with a research project for their degree?
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Oxygen Forensic Detective Supports Parrot Drones And Uncovers BlaBlaCar Trips

Thursday, February 14, 2019 (11:05:00)
Oxygen Forensics has released an update to its flagship product, Oxygen Forensic® Detective, introducing advanced features to support Parrot drone flight logs extracted from either an installed mobile app and even a physical dump along with the exclusive ability to extract and parse BlaBlaCar and CoverMe data.


The nefarious use of recreational drones is already a part of many of today’s news stories. Keeping this in mind, we’ve introduced two new features in our robust drone forensics module – extending our support to now include Parrot drones and detailed parsing of DJI drone flight logs.

Parrot drone support. Our prior releases have supported data parsing from FreeFlight Pro, the official piloting mobile app for Parrot drones. However, the new version now delivers an ability to import and parse Parrot’s flight logs extracted from either an installed mobile app and also a drone physical dump. Now investigators can see geo coordinates containing timestamps and metadata that includes: altitude, velocity, ground speed, Wi-Fi signal, battery level, current satellite numbers, and more. The extracted flight history can be visualized with our built-in Maps.

DJI drone flight logs. The ability to import DJI drone logs has been a part of Oxygen Forensic Detective, but with this release, our JetEngine module will also support these valuable logs. Investigators now will be able to import DJI log flight logs and parse additional technical data, like drone acceleration, gyroscope and temperature details to name a few.