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Forensic Analysis Of Third Party Applications: Instagram

Friday, November 06, 2015 (12:23:59)
by Nor Zarina Binti Zainal Abidin

Forensic analysis of mobile phones’ third party applications is a new area that needs to be explored. There are a lot of third party applications available in App store.

Mobile forensic software tools basically extracted typical mobile phone data such as contact numbers, text messages and call logs. These tools overlook information saved in third-party apps. Many third-party applications installed in Apple mobile devices leave forensically relevant evidence or information available for investigation. Potential evidence can be held on these devices. This information can be made readily available to law enforcement through simple and easy-to-use techniques. This paper focuses on conducting forensic analysis on Instagram which is a widely used social networking application on smartphones. The tests were conducted on the most popular smartphones: iPhones.

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The Future of Mobile Forensics: November 2015 Follow-Up

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 (12:22:26)
Mobile forensics is a moving target. In our recent article, “The Future of Mobile Forensics”, we described acquisition techniques that used to be state-of-the art back then. Weeks later, some things had changed already. Three months after the publication a lot of things have changed. Our publication was published on Forensic Focus and discussed in online forums, with readers pointing to certain inaccuracies in our article. In this follow-up, we will use up-to-date information to address the issues of concern in the original article.

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Interview With Heather Mahalik, Senior Instructor, SANS

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 (13:44:00)
Heather, please tell us about your role as a Senior Instructor at SANS as well as a Forensic Scientist - what does your day-to-day routine look like?

As a Senior Instructor for SANS, I travel around the world to teach both FOR585, Advanced Mobile Forensics and FOR408, Windows Forensics Analysis about 10 times per year. I also teach online, which allows me to do my day job and spend two evenings a week teaching what I do all day. When I am not teaching, I am constantly testing new smartphone operating systems, apps and malware to see what is new, what the tools miss and methods for recovering the hard to find data. For FOR585, Advanced Smartphone Forensics, this is something that my co-authors and I do on a regular basis.

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Theresa May Backtracks Over Plan to ‘Snoop’ on Internet Use

Sunday, November 01, 2015 (12:31:54)
Highly controversial plans to allow the police and security services full access to everyone’s internet browsing history have been abandoned by ministers in what is being presented as a dramatic climbdown over online surveillance.

Amid fears in government that it would be unable to force new laws through parliament because of concerns over civil liberties, the Home Office said it had dropped several contentious proposals from the investigatory powers bill, which will be published in draft form on Wednesday.

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America’s Crypto Battles

Saturday, October 31, 2015 (11:55:38)
John Miller reckons he can get into pretty much any safe. A court order to the owner is one option, another is a team he has with blow torches.

The reason John Miller has such a team is because he is Deputy Commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) for intelligence and counter-terrorism.

Getting into safety deposit boxes and bank vaults has not been a challenge. But he says NYPD is now faced with a new problem.

"We are now dealing with electronic compartments that we cannot get in[to], no matter the urgency," he told the BBC. "It is something we are going to have to deal with not as a department, but as a society."

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Oxygen Forensics Provides Industry-First Support of Mobile Applications

Friday, October 30, 2015 (15:22:06)
Oxygen Forensics announced today that it has expanded the capabilities of Oxygen Forensic Detective and now offers the first forensics support in the industry of data extraction and decryption of WhatsApp messages which are backed up and saved in Google Drive from Android OS devices.

Lima Forensic Case Management Awarded with its 3rd SC Magazine Award

Friday, October 30, 2015 (10:53:18)
“This should be in every Digital Forensics Lab…”

Today marks a fantastic day for the Lima Forensic Case Management software. Not only has the software received a 5 star review from SC Magazine for the 3rd year running, but the software has been awarded its 3rd SC Magazine award - the prestigious “Lab Approved” award. Described as a “must have for any digital forensic lab”, this really is a testament to the comprehensive nature of the product and the dedication of the software development team.

This Lima is the industry's most comprehensive Case Management solution, achieving full continuity of evidence for its users, through contemporaneous notes, exhibit tracking and automatic full disclosure. The Lima solution is ideal for meeting or working towards international quality and process standards.

Police Seek Powers to Access Browsing History of UK Computer Users

Friday, October 30, 2015 (08:45:40)
Police have lobbied the government for the power to view the internet browsing history of every computer user in Britain ahead of the publication of legislation on regulating surveillance powers.

Senior officers want to revive the measures similar to those contained in the“snooper’s charter”, which would force telecommunications companies to retain for 12 months data that would disclose websites visited by customers, reported the Times.

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Susteen Anounces a Major Update to Their Pincode/Passcode Breaker

Thursday, October 29, 2015 (18:16:25)
The Secure View Strike recieves a major update including breaking pattern locks on Androids, additional acquisitions for iOS devices in disabled mode, the ability to acquire data from phones and the ability to acquire pincodes from thousands of prepaid and non-OTG compliant phones through our extended service.

British Gas Cyber Attack Leaks Customer Details Online

Thursday, October 29, 2015 (11:52:36)
British Gas has suffered a major security leak after the email addresses and passwords of 2,200 of its customers appeared online on Wednesday evening.

The company said in the aftermath that it was confident that the breach had not come from within the company. It also said no payment data had been compromised.

British Gas sent an email to more than 2,000 customers on Wednesday evening to reassure them that the breach had not come from within the company.

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