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How NIST is helping law enforcement with digital forensics

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (09:13:15)
“Digital forensics is at a time of crisis and a time of opportunity.”

This remark from Eoghan Casey, lead cybersecurity engineer at the MITRE Corp., highlighted the overarching themes presented at the first day of the National Institute of Standards and Technology forensics conference Wednesday.

Throughout the morning, a number of NIST scientists, engineers and program managers poured over the ways the agency is helping law enforcement enhance investigations tied to recovering data from digital devices or improving the accuracy of biometrics...

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Oxygen Forensics releases the new and free Oxygen Forensic Viewer

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 (11:10:42)
Oxygen Forensics releases Oxygen Forensic Viewer, a stand-alone tool for viewing and sharing information collected with Oxygen Forensic Suite. Fast, easy and lightweight, Oxygen Forensic Viewer allows accessing the complete set of evidence, analyzing deleted data, examining suspects’ communications and locating all types of evidence with built-in search. While the tool is available to licensed users of Oxygen Forensic Suite, the Suite itself is not required for installing and using Oxygen Forensic Viewer.

Effectively, Oxygen Forensic Viewer is a perfect tool for sharing information with colleagues and coworkers, enabling easy access to evidence collected with Oxygen Forensic Suite without additional costs and learning curve.

Webinar: Investigating Sexual Crimes in the Tinder Age

Thursday, December 04, 2014 (12:19:14)
Date/Time: Tuesday December 16th, 2014 @ 10:00 am EST (3pm GMT)

The usage of location-based mobile dating applications like Tinder and Grindr has exploded over the last year. This new class of mobile app allows singles to identify, chat with, and meet other singles located in their immediate vicinity. As the popularity of these apps continues to grow, they will become increasingly important sources of evidence for digital forensics examiners.

On Tuesday December 16th, join Jad Saliba and Jamie McQuaid from Magnet Forensics as they explore what you need to know about finding and analyzing evidence from this new class of mobile dating application using a real-world case scenario...

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IIF – an evidence extraction model for investigation

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (14:35:49)
This framework was first introduced in DFRWS EU 2014 (the first DFRWS conference in Europe) at Amsterdam held in May and later presented at Hacks in Taiwan 2014 (HITCON) which is a high-tech security conference in Taiwan held in August.


Digital forensics investigators are facing new challenges every day because there are a large variety of high-tech cybercrimes reported. For instance APT, Hacking, Ransomware and DDOS etc… During investigation, investigators are often too concentrated on the evidence itself, like reversing the malware for the detailed behaviors or analyzing packets for credential leakage, but seldom or having difficulties to draw out the whole picture of the incident by correlating the seized / acquired evidences for the intelligence purpose. All relevant data from seized media should be utilized and analyzed, later transformed to intelligence so as to build a profile of the potential suspect with the corresponding attributes...

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Magnet Forensics IEF Essentials Training Review

Thursday, November 27, 2014 (10:09:40)
On the 14th-17th of October 2014, Magnet Forensics ran its first remote training course on the essential knowledge required to properly use Internet Evidence Finder, Magnet's flagship software solution.

The course was set up with the aim of aiding digital forensics investigators who are completely new to IEF, or investigators who are not used to working with digital forensics solutions but require their use on certain cases.

Rob Maddox, Magnet's Director of Global Training, put the course together and described how it was developed:

“We designed the 3-day IEF Essentials course for new and experienced digital forensics professionals who are incorporating Internet Evidence Finder (IEF) into their investigative workflows...

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Rob Maddox, Director of Global Training, Magnet Forensics

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (14:02:43)
Rob, please tell us about your role as Director of Global Training at Magnet Forensics.

My role as the Director of Global Training for Magnet Forensics encompasses several unique yet interconnected responsibilities, which include training development and delivery; business development; de facto sales and marketing representation; and product development.

First and foremost, I have been responsible for developing the new 3-day IEF Essentials course. I basically spent the first two months in my new position locked in my office, surviving on energy drinks and microwave meals, while working on the new curriculum. Once I had the “beta” version ready, I delivered this to a select group of subject matter experts (SMEs) from the digital forensics community, and used their feedback to further revise the course into its current format and content. Once I felt the course was ready, I began delivering the new 3-day IEF Essentials class internationally in October...

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Magnet Forensics Releases Internet Evidence Finder v6.5

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (10:24:21)
With the release of Internet Evidence Finder v6.5, Magnet Forensics adds support for Windows Phone, and introduces new triage features including live system artifact recovery capabilities.

IEF is already capable of recovering evidence from native and third-party mobile applications found on Android and iOS smartphones. With IEF v6.5, investigators can now analyze a physical image of a Windows Phone acquired using JTAG and chip-off techniques.

Now available as an optional module, Triage capabilities can be added-on to any license, giving an examiner the flexibility to bring their dongle into the field to conduct live system forensics. Capture live RAM, collect data from live system artifacts, and run an IEF search to recover hundreds of different types of digital forensics artifacts from Windows powered computers...

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Proposed UK law aims to identify suspects by IP address

Monday, November 24, 2014 (13:35:35)
A law forcing firms to hand details to police identifying who was using a computer or mobile phone at a given time is to be outlined by Theresa May.

The home secretary said the measure would improve national security.

As part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, providers would have to retain data linking devices to users.

But campaigners warned it could see the revival of the so-called "snoopers' charter" - a previous attempt to bring in wide-ranging web monitoring powers...

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Discover Evidence on PCs and Mobile Devices with Belkasoft Evidence Center 2015

Thursday, November 20, 2014 (10:26:32)
Belkasoft have released a major update to their flagship forensic tool, Belkasoft Evidence Center. With the version 7.0, Evidence Center becomes a true all-in-one forensic solution, reliably analyzing evidence from all imaginable sources.

Evidence Center is well known for its ability to easily find and analyze 500+ types of evidence (such as documents, emails, chats, system and registry files, etc.). What makes this new release different is the ability not just to analyze supported apps and formats, but also to perform low-level investigations of any piece of evidence on a suspect’s device or image.

Oxygen Forensic® Suite Adds Support for Multi-SIM Android OS devices & MBK files

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (15:38:44)
Oxygen Forensic® Suite update with enhanced support for dual-SIM smartphones, iOS photo stream support and Nokia MBK backup extraction. More than 500 new smartphone models are supported including recent flagships from Sony, BlackBerry, Nokia and Samsung. A host of new and updated Android and iOS applications are added to the list, including support for the latest versions of eBay, Swarm, Trip Advisor, ChatON, Foursquare, Facebook and Facebook Messenger.

Enhanced dual-SIM Android devices support helps investigators determine which SIM card was user to place or receive calls and SMS messages, while support for Apple’s “My Photo Stream” option allows identifying photos taken with other devices linked to a certain Apple ID. Nokia MBK extraction adds yet another acquisition source for Nokia Ash backups, enabling forensic experts to extract contacts, messages, calendar events, notes, tasks and other available information. The latest version of Oxygen Forensic® Suite adds support for more than 500 devices running Android, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone.