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Interview With Victor Limongelli, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, AccessData

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 (18:47:21)
Congratulations on being named CEO of AccessData. You previously served as President and CEO of Guidance. Why AccessData? Why now?

I’ve been in the industry since 2003, I’ve known – and competed against – AccessData for many years, and I long viewed FTK as one of the key products in forensics. After becoming Chairman in 2015, I had an opportunity to see the company up close, and when I was asked to take over as CEO I was very comfortable in the strength of the product set, the dedication of the employees worldwide, and the opportunity to grow the business. In particular, the AD Lab product struck me as the future of forensics, enabling scalability and collaboration that is not possible with the traditional, stand-alone forensics approach. That is a big focus of AccessData in 2017.

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Google's new AI system unscrambles pixelated faces

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 (12:26:12)
Google’s neural networks have achieved the dream of CSI viewers everywhere: the company has revealed a new AI system capable of “enhancing” an eight-pixel square image, increasing the resolution 16-fold and effectively restoring lost data.

The neural network could be used to increase the resolution of blurred or pixelated faces, in a way previously thought impossible; a similar system was demonstrated for enhancing images of bedrooms, again creating a 32x32 pixel image from an 8x8 one.

More (Guardian)
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Samsung sBrowser – Android Forensics: A Look Into The Cache Files

Monday, February 06, 2017 (19:49:53)
by Robert Craig and Michael Lambert

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 image came from. Looking at Internet History, cookies, and the cache file itself, an investigator can gain insight where the cached image came from and the likely web page it came from.

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Unlocking The Screen Of An LG Android Smartphone With AT Modem Commands

Friday, February 03, 2017 (15:38:41)
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 AT language developed in 1977 by Hayes. Every model supports some basic set of commands which is defined by the manufacturer. Sometimes this set can be extended and can contain very interesting commands.

Let us study behavior of an LG smartphone. When you connect it to the computer by USB you get access to the modem automatically (pic. 1). What is peculiar for LG is that the modem is available even if the phone’s screen is locked.

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Using Keywords With Magnet AXIOM

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (13:40:17)
Keywords are an essential part of many forensic examinations. While running keyword lists shouldn’t be the extent of an investigation, the right keyword list can help examiners quickly get to the relevant evidence for their case.

Magnet AXIOM allows examiners to run several different keyword searches either before or after processing your case. Let’s take a look at some of the options available.

Review Of Windows OS Training From AccessData

Friday, January 27, 2017 (16:38:58)
Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus

From the 6th-8th of December 2016, AccessData ran a Windows course in a training centre overlooking Trafalgar Square in London, UK. The aim of the course was to familiarise forensic investigators with the Windows operating system and give an in-depth understanding of its potential for analysis in digital forensic investigations.

The course was open to all levels, from those who had never conducted an investigation to those who were more familiar with digital forensic techniques. Some level of familiarity with AccessData’s products was assumed, although everything was explained in great detail throughout the course, making it accessible for those who were just starting out as well.

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This Month In Forensics

Thursday, January 26, 2017 (19:26:46)
Curated by Phill Moore

Russ McRee updated the Incident Response Hierarchy of Needs to a DFIR Hierarchy of Needs & Critical Security Controls.

Oxygen Forensic Detective released version 9.1.1.

Joshua James demonstrated how to compile The Sleuth Kit in Linux.

Lee Reiber discussed the logs.db file in Samsung Android devices.

Jonathon Poling talked about why it's so important to understand your tools.
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Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (16:30:02)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

What remnants does Word leave on the local disk?

Have you done any research on how to reconstruct history from Google Chrome? Chime in on the forum.

Forum members discuss the difference between invasive and pervasive encryption.

Can you help this student with a project about smartwatch forensics?

Join the heated discussion about backdoors in encrypted chat apps.

Forum members discuss how to locate an iPhone that is in a river.
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Review Of Windows 10 Live Online Training From AccessData

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (15:17:53)
Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus

From the 1st to the 3rd of November 2016, AccessData ran a live online training course to help forensic investigators understand the specific challenges presented by Windows 10, and how they can be overcome.

The course was aimed at people who already had a level of familiarity with both forensic investigation generally and with AccessData’s products, and took participants through all aspects of investigating a Windows 10 system.

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Magnet AXIOM 1.0.9 Brings Improved Reporting and iCloud Backups

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (13:28:39)
Including Parsing iCloud Backups, Sorting in Multi-Artifact View, New Exporting Options, Musical.ly Artifact Support, and More.

Customer feedback is essential to maintain the quality of our products. We’ve been able to incorporate customer input on the features they are looking for in our latest release, Magnet AXIOM 1.0.9, which is available for download now..

Here are a few highlights.