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A Survey On Data Carving In Digital Forensics

Monday, May 01, 2017 (06:24:04)
by Nadeem Alherbawi*, Zarina Shukur & Rossilawati Sulaiman; Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Data carving is a very important topic in digital investigation and computer forensics. And for that reason research is needed to focus on improving data carving techniques to enable digital investigators to retrieve important data and evidence from damaged or corrupted data resources. This paper is the result of a systematic literature review which answers three main questions in data carving filed. The Results fall into four main directions. First it shows the need of realistic data sets for tools testing. Secondly, it points to the need of object validation under fragmented data storage. Thirdly, investigating content based validation and its benefits in digital investigation field. Finally, it points to a new direction in data carving such as in-place data carving, bulk extractor and using semantic validation in data carving. Finally, a set of potential areas of interest are pointed out that needs further research and investigation.

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DSMO Certifications Are Now Available For Paraben’s Mobile Forensic Tools

Friday, April 28, 2017 (10:59:10)
Paraben Corporation announces a new certification available to all examiners using E3:DS in their investigations. This certification focuses on the use of the product and is available to license registered user of either the E3:DS or E3: Universal with an active subscription. Users who have a lapsed subscription can either bring their subscription current or pay a small fee for the certification. The DSMO is also available for students enrolled in a University, College or higher education that is teaching E3.

“Knowing how to properly use the software to its full capabilities is the first step in the qualifications for any investigator. The DMSO gives them the practical knowledge need to navigate through mobile data associated with an investigation. Whether you are a seasoned investigator or a student in the field this certification is the first step in your process of enhancing your skills in mobile forensics.” stated CEO Amber Schroader
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Interview With Abdeslam Afras, VP Of International Markets, AccessData

Friday, April 28, 2017 (08:20:23)
Abdeslam, tell us a bit about the initiative AccessData has recently launched.

We’ve planned a series of international roadshows to share the details of our latest software release, AccessData 6.2, which helps users improve productivity and reduce backlog, leading to faster investigative results.

Our customers continue to face challenges in their work – data sets are getting larger, deadlines for collecting, analyzing and processing data in cases are tighter and tighter. New forms of data are constantly emerging as the result of the Internet of Things (IoT), new devices that rapidly produce data as well as new data repositories – like the cloud. All of these are impacting the ability to conduct investigations more efficiently and effectively and to identify the relevant data to prove their cases.

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Magnet Forensics And Passware Partner To Provide Full Disk Decryption In AXIOM

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (17:08:17)
Fully integrated forensic examinations of encrypted drives with a known password will soon be possible in AXIOM

Magnet Forensics, a global leader in developing forensic software for smartphone and computer examinations, and Passware, a world leader in password recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery software, today announced they are working together to provide Magnet AXIOM customers the ability to analyze content from drives that use leading encryption software.*

Magnet AXIOM, a complete digital investigations platform for forensics professionals, will soon seamlessly integrate Passware support for full disk decryption with a known password for BitLocker, TrueCrypt, or PGP Desktop encrypted devices.

“The number of devices involved in criminal activity continues to grow, as does the potential for devices to run encryption software. At Magnet Forensics, we are committed to listening to our customers and meeting their needs, and our customers asked for the ability to decrypt drives within Magnet AXIOM,” said Jad Saliba, Founder and CTO at Magnet Forensics. “We are integrating Passware technology into AXIOM to ensure that our customers have access to the best decryption technology when they use AXIOM as part of their investigations.”

FitBit Step Counting Data Used In Murder Investigation

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (13:42:52)
Wearable technology is revolutionizing the way people keep active, and if prosecutors in Connecticut have their way, it may help put a suspected murderer behind bars.

Officials say that the timeline given by Richard Dabate, accused of killing his wife in the couple’s Ellington, Connecticut, home in 2015, is at odds with data collected from her Fitbit, a wearable device that tracks physical activity.

“To say it is rare to use Fitbit records would be safe,” Lancaster, Pennsylvania, district attorney Craig Stedman told the Hartford Courant.

Dabate told police that a masked assailant came into the couple’s suburban home at around 9am on 23 December 2015 and subdued Dabate with “pressure points” before shooting his wife, Connie Dabate, with a gun that Richard Dabate owned.

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Micro Systemation Releases An Improved XEC Export & Director, And MSAB Kiosk v7.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (11:19:59)
A key feature of XEC Director - Management Information Reports, facilitates the effective management of your digital forensic assets. Get a good indicator of the number of extractions per user and per system, failed vs successful extractions, and keep track of the kiosk activity. These factors could potentially help you build a foundation for your KPI framework.

The New Visual Query Builder In Oxygen Forensic Detective v.9.3

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (14:27:20)
There are over 6.3 million apps available to the modern data smart device user between the major operating systems like iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. With only approximately 400 unique apps supported by mobile forensic tools there is a high probability that you, the expert, will run into an app that is not directly supported for decoding. What should be done? Notify the company producing the software—sure! What if you cannot wait for the app to be supported? Now there is a way to support these apps, and parse/decode the data all within the Oxygen Forensic tools!

Oxygen Forensics has released Oxygen Forensic Detective v. 9.3 which includes an updated version of the built-in SQLite Viewer. This updated version will now allow an expert to support an application SQLite database that is not yet supported, or that could be examined further. This easy to use newly released feature is called the Visual Query Builder.

Belkasoft Announces Technology Partnership with AccessData

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (11:37:51)
AccessData and Belkasoft enter into a strategic alliance to extend capabilities of AccessData’s Solutions.

Belkasoft, a leading provider of digital forensic solutions, today announced a technology partnership to enable seamless integration of its Belkasoft Evidence Center software with AccessData’s AD Lab Web UI.

Digital Forensics News April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (10:47:32)
BlackBag are continuing their Windows tutorials with the Windows Registry.

David Cowen demonstrates the built-in anti-forensics options in Windows 10.

Flashpoint have released a report on the cybercrime economy, with a particular focus on analysing communications strategies of cybercriminals.
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AccessData Strengthens International Customer Experience Team

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (09:43:20)
AccessData Group, a leading provider of integrated digital forensics and e-discovery software, announces the appointment of two professionals to lead their customer experience teams for international markets.