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Review Of Registry Recon

Monday, July 11, 2016 (05:10:16)
Reviewed by Cheryl A. Purdy, MBA, A+, CCNA, CCAI, ACE, AME

Executive Summary

Registry Recon, developed by ArsenalRecon, is a powerful computer forensics tool used to extract, recover, and parseregistry data from Windows systems. The process of manually scouring Windows Registry files proves to be extremely time consuming and leaves gaping holes in the ability to recover critical information. What makes this tool superior to others is its capability to examine registry files not only from the current installation of a Windows operating system, but former installations as well. In addition, this application can be used to quickly and efficiently determine external devices that have been connected to the computer. The company’s slogan is, “Computer forensics tools by computer forensics experts.” This tool certainly affirms the slogan!

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Nuix Wins Forensic Product Of The Year At Cyber Security Awards 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016 (10:17:41)
Global technology company Nuix was recognized last week as a leading cybersecurity breach investigation technology when the Cyber Security Awards named Nuix Investigation & Response Forensic Product of the Year. The independently run Cyber Security Awards celebrate the best individuals, teams, and companies within the cybersecurity industry, focusing on the core themes of excellence and innovation.

Magnet Forensics Opens Registration for Certification, Launches Special Offers

Thursday, July 07, 2016 (11:12:18)
Some exciting news coming from the Magnet Forensics training group today! We’ve introduced a new Magnet AXIOM course to help our customers leverage their Magnet IEF training investments; we have new special offers to help bundle training together and get the most out of our classes; and we’ve opened registration for our new certification program!

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Your Inner Impostor

Monday, July 04, 2016 (08:54:50)
by Christa M. Miller

It’s pretty much impossible to work in a small, niche community like DFIR and not eventually rub elbows with a rock star. You go to a conference and get to talking with someone, and you don’t even realize until 20 minutes later — when, inspired by the conversation, you finally ask for a business card — that you’ve been talking to Sarah Edwards, David Cowen, Alissa Torres, Rob Lee, Cindy Murphy, Eric Zimmerman, Heather Mahalik, or any other Big Name that you’ve always wanted to meet but been too intimidated to work up the nerve to approach.*

You immediately die of embarrassment, melting into a puddle of self-loathing. How could you have missed whom you were talking to? Like the awkward kid in the lunchroom longing to ask the most popular kid in school on a date, you’ve admired your heroes from afar, convinced you have no business talking to them:

- You’re not experienced enough.
- You’ve never testified on a major case or responded to a news-making data breach.
- Your code resembles command-line chicken-scratch, copied directly from Stack Overflow.

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  • Posted by: scar
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CIFI Security Summit 2016 - London 6th-7th July

Thursday, June 30, 2016 (08:18:15)
From the 6th - 7th of July 2016, Forensic Focus will be attending the CIFI Security Summit in London, England. 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 is an overview of the subjects and speakers that will be featured at CIFI.

The event will be split into three streams running over two days. Topics covered will include cyber intelligence, digital forensics and computer crime investigation.

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Cellebrite Wins Forensic 4:cast Awards

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 (10:43:06)
Cellebrite received the 2016 Forensic 4:cast Awards for Phone Forensic Hardware Tool of the Year for UFED Touch, Phone Forensic Software Tool of the Year for UFED Physical Analyzer/UFED 4PC, and the Digital Forensic Organization of the Year award.

The awards were based on direct voting by the digital forensic community. The ceremony was held at the SANS DFIR Summit in Austin, TX on June 23, 2016.

Oxygen Forensics Expands Forensic Capabilities For Applications

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (10:33:39)
Oxygen Forensics, the worldwide developer and provider of advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile devices, announced today that it can handle all WhatsApp data extraction on any mobile device utilizing any mobile platform (iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10). Oxygen Forensics can also take care of WhatsApp backups that are stored on Android and Blackberry 10 devices.

“According to the latest surveys, WhatsApp is the most popular app in the world and it is very important to Oxygen Forensics to be able to offer our customers the ability to forensically extract messages and other WhatsApp data when necessary,” said Lee Reiber, Oxygen Forensics COO. “The ability to keep all of our products up-to-date on the latest trends in mobile devices and mobile apps is critical not only for us, but for our customers.”

Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Thursday, June 23, 2016 (09:45:18)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

Forum members help with a winhex problem.

Do you have any suggestions for OSINT training?

How do you go about finding the deleted dates for files on a Windows machine?

Forum members discuss how small files can be embedded in their $MFT entries.

Do you have any suggestions for topics that should be included in a new digital forensics textbook?

How do you mount and reconstruct RAID using Kali?

Do you have experience of telecommunications and cell tower data? Chime in on the forum.

Which devices are compatible with iPhone passcode cracking tools?
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Interview With Lee Reiber, COO, Oxygen Forensics

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (16:53:57)
Lee, you're COO at Oxygen Forensics. Tell us a bit about your work; what does your day-to-day role entail?

As the Chief Operations Officer of Oxygen Forensics Inc., I wear many hats. Primarily, I assist the company with day to day operations out of Alexandria Virginia, which have grown over 300% in the last 8 months. To keep the team focused with this new growth, I assist support and sales staff by continually educating them on current features, mobile forensic trends, and customer needs. Our support and sales staff constantly receive positive feedback from our customers which is a testament to their hard work and dedication to our products and training. Speaking of training. As you know, training has always been my passion and I wanted to build on our already solid product with a new training curriculum, staff, and certified training partners.

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Belkasoft Evidence Center v.7.5 Offers iTunes Backup Decryption and Many More

Monday, June 20, 2016 (17:15:21)
Belkasoft announces a major update to Belkasoft Evidence Center, the company’s flagship digital forensic solution. The new release brings a revamped user interface, improved search and enhanced analytics. A major addition to Evidence Center 7.5 is the ability to directly access encrypted iTunes backups whether or not the password is known. Unknown passwords can be attacked directly by using the new Decryption module. Other changes include the updated Photo Forgery Detection, EML and MSG email analysis and Google Maps clustering support.