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UFED 5.0 Drastically Decreases Your Time to Evidence

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (09:07:11)
Sifting through data is a very time consuming process- the average US smartphone user takes up 10.8GB of storage capacity on their device*, and taking into account different data recovery options in UFED Physical Analyzer, this process may take up to several hours to complete. UFED 5.0 came out with major time-savers that drastically decrease your investigation time, and lets you focus on the data that is most crucial to your investigation. Version 5.0 brings five crucial industry-first features, and support for 19,203 device profiles and 1,528 app versions.

Release Highlights:

• Unify multiple extractions
• Original file source validation
• Common Image Filter
• Extract Data from Blocked Apps
• Temporary root (ADB) solution for Selected Android Devices
• Support for newly released Devices

Webinar: Data Visualisation: The Step Forward For Digital Forensics

Monday, April 25, 2016 (09:10:37)
A recording of the webinar "Data Visualisation: The Step Forward For Digital Forensics" is now online and available to view here.

Join the forum discussion here.
View the webinar on YouTube here.
Read a full transcript of the webinar here.
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DFRWS EU – Recap

Thursday, April 21, 2016 (08:08:18)
This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from DFRWS EU which took place at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, from the 29th-31st of March 2016.

The conference began with a discussion of virtual currencies by André Fischer, Jakob Hasse and Thomas Gloe from dence GmhH. The speakers covered public perception of virtual currencies, particularly the idea of cryptocurrencies providing a theoretically “free” and international form of currency that is virtually untraceable. They focused primarily on Bitcoin, giving an overview of its usage to date and a demonstration of how the setup works.

Following on from this was a discussion of evidence exchange between courts in Europe. Mattia Epifani and his colleagues presented the work they have done so far on the EVIDENCE project, which helps the European Commission with issues surrounding data exchange across borders.

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SSD and eMMC Forensics 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (07:11:12)
by Yuri Gubanov, Oleg Afonin

This publication continues the series started with an article on SSD forensics we published in 2012. We investigated the issues of SSD self-corrosion, demystified trimming, garbage collection and data remapping. Two years later, we revisited the issue. Back then, manufacturers released innovations in quick succession. 3D TLC, bigger and faster drives, the end of compressing controllers and the introduction of self-encrypting SSD drives were all big news. Fast-forward to 2016, and we have abundance of cheaper SSD models with seemingly little changes on the high-tech battlefront.

In addition to 2.5-inch models, we have seen a new popular form factor used in super-slim ultrabooks, and a new type of solid-state memory introduced by Samsung and used in many mobile devices.

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Magnet Forensics to Launch New Digital Investigation Platform

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (14:07:26)
New end-to-end forensics solution will find even more evidence and enable more efficient investigative workflows

Today at the ICAC Task Force 2016 National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation, Magnet Forensics, a global leader in the development of digital forensic software, unveiled Magnet AXIOM, its new digital investigation platform.

Launching in Spring 2016, AXIOM will enable forensics professionals to seamlessly acquire, analyze, and share digital evidence from computers, smartphones, and tablets.

Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (07:06:32)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

How would you trace the origin of a file on a USB drive? Add your thoughts in the forum.

Forum members discuss forensic preservation of Dropbox data.

Should you invest in vendor-specific or vendor-neutral forensics training? Chime in on the forum.

Forum members debate the usefulness and practicality of ISO 17025.

What kind of salary can a forensic investigator expect to make?

If you were choosing to purchase two mobile forensics tools, what would they be? Share your thoughts in the forum.

What software do you use for call detail records analysis?

Forum members discuss legal privilege in HR investigations.
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Review Of Nuix Foundations - Investigations Training, London

Monday, April 18, 2016 (07:54:51)
On the 21st and 22nd of March 2016, Nuix ran a Foundations Investigations Training course in London to introduce forensic examiners to Nuix 6.2.7. The course was aimed at people who were new to the software, and took participants through all aspects of investigations from a basic level upwards.

The Nuix Investigator training course normally runs over three days. The one I attended was condensed into two days, however, due to a conference and the Easter bank holiday both occurring later in the week.

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Job Vacancy: Digital Forensics Consultant, Magnet Forensics, North America

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (10:28:59)
What we are looking for:
Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Forensics Consultant will play an exciting and key role at Magnet Forensics – influencing marketing plans, helping to shape new products, voicing the needs of our customers, and interacting with internal and external stake holders.

Who are we?
We build software that automates the recovery of digital forensic evidence, helping thousands of forensics professionals around the world find, analyze and report on the digital evidence from computers, smartphones and tablets.
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Reason #1 To Vote Cellebrite For A 2016 Forensic 4:Cast Award

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 (08:45:10)
For the eighth consecutive year Cellebrite has been nominated by our dedicated UFED users and the digital forensic community in recognition of our success in delivering the most innovative and functional mobile forensic tools.

Webinar: Data Visualisation: The Step Forward For Digital Forensics

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 (09:20:17)
Date: Wednesday, 6th April 2016
Time: 4PM (GMT) / 8AM (PST) / 11AM (EST)

Registration: http://info.nuix.com/Beyond-Keyword-webinar-EMEA-6Apr-Forensic.html

Presenters: James Billingsley, Principal Solutions Consultant, Cybersecurity & Investigations, Nuix; Robert J. O’Leary, Senior Solutions Engineer, Investigations SME, Nuix

Is keyword search becoming obsolete in the new age of forensic digital investigation?

As the bulk of investigative activity moves from paper to digital documents, keyword searching became the primary tool for identifying relevant evidence in a data set. However, keywords can be imprecise. A search may miss important items or return too many irrelevant results. As data volumes grow, investigators must trawl through ever increasing numbers of search results to find the information they seek.

Traditional digital investigation tools present these results in lists and tables. It quickly becomes too much for the human mind to take in. Data visualisation provides a much easier way for the brain to understand large quantities of data.
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