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Unscrambling Pixels: Forensic Science Is Not Forensic Fiction

Monday, March 06, 2017 (13:54:45)
by Martino Jerian, CEO and Founder, Amped Software

In every branch of forensic science, we have to fight with the falsehoods introduced by the popular series à la CSI (hence the properly called CSI effect), but probably this belief is the strongest in the field of forensic image and video analysis. From endless zooming from satellite imagery, to enhancing the reflection of a reflection of a reflection, to identifying faces or fingerprints at an unbelievable pace, we very often have to explain, even to “the experts”, what is science and what is fiction.

This is complicated also by the fact that sometimes we are able to extract information from images and videos where at a first glance there is absolutely nothing visible. However, very often we can’t do anything to improve images that to that average person, don’t look that bad.

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Magnet AXIOM Now Supports Signal Forensics

Monday, March 06, 2017 (12:08:08)
Encrypted chat apps can be some of the hardest nuts to crack — especially when someone is trying to cover their tracks in advance — but they can also be vitally important to an investigation.

Signal is a popular chat app with an emphasis on privacy. It uses encryption on in-transit data, and Magnet AXIOM now parses and carves for chat and comment data in the Signal app for Android smartphones.

In cases where the user doesn’t set a password, application data can often be recovered and decrypted. Even if decryption is not possible, group and user information, and information about messages can still be recovered, although the actual message and attachment content won’t be available.

Magnet Forensics Portable Case Part Two - How To

Thursday, March 02, 2017 (12:29:49)
In part one of our Portable Case series, our Director of Forensics, Jessica Hyde, took a look at the features and benefits of Portable Case. She highlighted the power of real-time collaboration with multiple stakeholders and having all the feedback collected in one place.

Read part one here.

In part two: Magnet AXIOM Portable Case for Non-Technical Stakeholders, Jamie McQuaid gives a deep dive into using Portable Case.

Portable Case is a feature available in Magnet AXIOM which allows users to share their findings from an investigation with stakeholders who might not be forensic examiners, and may not have access to a full version of AXIOM.

Phill Moore's Round-Up Of This Month In Forensics

Monday, February 27, 2017 (12:35:28)
The Forensic 4Cast nominations are open! Vote for your favourite hardware, software, blog, book and more.

Mari DeGrazia discusses what happens when Windows lies.

Oxygen Forensic Detective has been updated with even more features.

Michael on the Digital Forensics Podcast explains virtual machine forensics.

BlackBag continues their Windows Forensics Training series.

Didier Stevens demonstrates how to decrypt and scan a password protected ZIP file.

Oleg Afonin demonstrates how to break 70% of passwords in minutes.

TrewMTE uncovers evidence from older mobile phones.

Phill Moore is the curator of This Week In 4n6, a blog which puts together a summary of relevant industry news in digital forensics and incident response.
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The Newest Version Of XAMN Spotlight From MSAB Is Coming Soon

Thursday, February 23, 2017 (14:31:59)
Find your answers.
Faster, easier and with greater precision.

The enhanced XAMN Spotlight will help you attain the pivotal answers you need to make sense of your data – quick, precise, easy to use.

This allows investigators, detectives and managers to analyze and create hypotheses quicker, with greater precision and providing a higher chance of success.

Magnet AXIOM 1.0.10 Now Lets You Decrypt iOS 10.2 iTunes Backups

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (14:45:12)
New version also includes faster PhotoDNA processing, and support for KakaoTalk and Zalo.

Magnet AXIOM 1.0.10 is now available for download!

Review: BlackLight 2016 R3 From BlackBag

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (13:43:50)
Reviewed by Azeem - Cyber Security Professional

I had no idea just how tightly BlackLight would grab onto my attention and then keep its hold. Yet, here I am. While I've heard positive feedback from people in the information security community regarding BlackBag's forensic software products, I have not had the opportunity to use one of their products on my own. Thus, I was thrilled to review BlackBag's BlackLight product.

For those who are not familiar, BlackBag's BlackLight is a piece of comprehensive forensics analysis software that supports all major platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. In addition to analysis, it can logically acquire Android and iPhone/iPad devices. You can also run the software on both Windows and Mac OS X.

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Oxygen Forensic Detective v. 9.2 Extracts And Parses WebKit Data Now

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (12:47:45)
Oxygen Forensics, a worldwide developer and provider of advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile devices and cloud services, announced today that its flagship product, Oxygen Forensic Detective 9.2, now features the ability to extract WebKit data from iOS and Android devices, saving critical time in accessing webmail and the content of visited pages.

Most criminals make their plans via the internet and those plans can leave many traces on mobile devices through the content on apps. By accessing WebKit data with Oxygen Forensic Detective 9.2, users can find all traces of data on a device that tie together and present them as evidence to authorities. This faster accessibility to critical data can make a huge difference in solving crimes when time is so important.

Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (11:04:57)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

Forum members discuss how to track employees’ phones.

What kind of insurance do you have for forensic consulting?

How would you go about acquiring an iPhone remotely?

TinyBrain shares a presentation about quantum cryptography.

At what point in an investigation do you involve law enforcement? Add your thoughts in the forum.

How would you determine whether a Windows machine was running a keylogger? Chime in on the forum.

Do you have any tips for examining a TomTom XXL?

Forum members discuss Linux RAID reconstruction.
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Nuix Web Review & Analytics

Monday, February 20, 2017 (11:00:27)
by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus


Nuix Web Review & Analytics (WRA) was created to enable analysts and non-technical investigators to collaborate on investigations.

The tool allows a senior investigator or case supervisor to allocate and assign data to individuals within a case. They can then log into the web interface to look through data, which will help them to assist technical investigators.

Once they have been set up, analysts can then start investingating and analysing elements of the case, even if they do not have any techncial knowledge. Quite often, the case officer will be the person who knows the case best, but they are also often the ones who have not been trained to run a given forensic product – with Nuix WRA, the idea is to enable them to use the Nuix suite of products alongside WRA by providing a non-tehcnical inferface with which they can interact.

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