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Verify If A Photo Was Really Taken By A Suspected Camera - Camera Ballistics 2.0

Thursday, May 25, 2017 (12:05:41)
In today's world there are basically these types of digital evidence: text, image, video, audio recording and value such as geolocation or time-stamp data. A photo plays an important role among these types of evidence, bringing not only what we can see in the picture, but also a time and place the possible owner of a phone was present at. The reality is we live in a time of mobile phones with massive photographing and sharing, so knowing who took a photo is crucial information. This new technology is able to reliably verify, if a photo truly came from a specific camera. This applies for phone cameras, standalone cameras and any device with camera sensor. When you've found crucial photographic evidence, now you can verify its origin with accuracy of 99.9% and higher. Enter Camera Ballistics.

Oxygen Forensics Launches Online Certification Course June 1

Thursday, May 25, 2017 (09:35:43)
Oxygen Forensics, a worldwide developer and provider of advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile devices and cloud services, today announced that beginning June 1, forensic experts will be able to take the Oxygen Forensic Expert Certification 3-day training course online.

Oxygen Forensics is launching its own online portal aimed at providing a higher level of service to customers and users called the Learning Management System (LMS). Oxygen’s LMS will host the training course as well as other online materials.

The Oxygen Forensic Expert Certification course introduces advanced methods of smart device collections and data analysis. Students will examine, collect and analyze data from iOS, Android, and Windows devices, and then work to obtain physical images, understand file system formats, storage methods and evidence locations. The course also provides training and instruction on cloud storage and extraction techniques, with participants receiving a start to finish education on the use of Oxygen Forensic® Detective.

Digital Forensics News May 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (12:00:00)
Dr Graeme Horsman from the University of Sunderland is running a survey on tool testing in digital forensics.

AccessData celebrate their 30th anniversary this month.

Guidance Software's Enfuse conference is currently under way in Las Vegas, USA.

BlackBag continue their Windows forensic series with a post on the Master File Table.

MobilEDIT just released Camera Ballistics 2.0.
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Magnet Forensics Artifact Exchange Now Open

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (10:27:40)
New community allows examiners to upload and/or download artifacts made using Magnet AXIOM’s Custom Artifacts feature

Magnet Forensics has launched its Artifact Exchange. Forensics professionals can now share their Custom Artifacts with each other for use in their investigations. The team worked with the community to launch the Artifact Exchange with over 50 apps already available (and each app, as you know, can be built to recover multiple artifacts).

Here's an overview video: https://vimeo.com/215553482

Classifying Illegal Activities On Tor Network Based On Web Textual Contents

Friday, May 19, 2017 (10:03:17)
by Mhd Wesam Al Nabki, Eduardo Fidalgo, Enrique Alegre & Ivan de Paz; Department of Electrical, Systems and Automation, University of Leon, Spain & INCIBE Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute

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The freedom of the Deep Web offers a safe place where people can express themselves anonymously but they also can conduct illegal activities. In this paper, we present and make publicly available [1] a new dataset for Darknet active domains, which we call ”Darknet Usage Text Addresses” (DUTA). We built DUTA by sampling the Tor network during two months and manually labeled each address into 26 classes. Using DUTA, we conducted a comparison between two well-known text representation techniques crossed by three different supervised classifiers to categorize the Tor hidden services. We also fixed the pipeline elements and identified the aspects that have a critical influence on the classification results. We found that the combination of TF-IDF words representation with Logistic Regression classifier achieves 96.6% of 10 folds cross-validation accuracy and a macro F1 score of 93.7% when classifying a subset of illegal activities from DUTA. The good performance of the classifier might support potential tools to help the authorities in the detection of these activities.

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Enfuse 2017 – Las Vegas 22-25 May

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (14:25:00)
From the 22nd to the 25th of May 2017, Forensic Focus will be attending Enfuse (formerly known as CEIC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. If there are any topics you’d particularly like us to cover, or any speakers you think we should interview, please let us know in the comments.

There are several tracks running throughout the conference, including Cybersecurity, Incident Response, Data Governance, eDiscovery, and Basic & Advanced tracks in Conducting Digital Forensic Investigations.

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Internet Of Things Mobility Forensics

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (09:43:21)
by K M Sabidur Rahman & Matt Bishop (University of California Davis) and Albert Holt (NSA)

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The Internet of Things (IoT) comes with great possibilities as well as major security and privacy issues. Although digital forensics has long been studied in both academia and industry, mobility forensics is relatively new and unexplored. Mobility forensics deals with tools and techniques that work towards forensically sound recovery of data and evidence from mobile devices [1]. In this paper, we explore mobility forensics in the context of IoT. This paper discusses the data collection and classification process from IoT smart home devices in details. It also contains attack scenario based analysis of collected data and a proposed mobility forensics model that fits into such scenarios. The paper concludes with a detail discussion of related research problems and future work.

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Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (06:46:39)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

How would you check whether a USB had been connected to a specific computer?

Can you help another member determine whether software running on a device could monitor the end user via an integrated camera?

Forum members discuss forensic readiness in organisations.

What career paths would you recommend for this digital forensics student?

Do you have any suggestions for Pachuco’s child protection case?

How would you find out whether an ASF video file had been tampered with?

Add your recommendations for free imaging software for Mac.

What measures do you take to protect your machines against malware?

How would you recover messages from an LG 328BG?

Can you help this forum member explain why two E01s have different MD5s?

Do you have any recommendations for athena’s forensic imager / multifunction suite?

Forum members discuss licensing requirements in the USA.
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Access Your Data Hassle-Free With The MSAB Single Driver

Monday, May 15, 2017 (15:12:08)
Getting access to your data is now quicker and simplified with the Windows driver software for USB.

This solution from MSAB lets you skip the step of having to install separate drivers for each mobile device brand. Rather, it allows you to communicate with a wide range of devices using only one driver – saving you precious time, and simplifying both the installation and usage of MSAB products.

Job Vacancy: Account Executive (Federal) - Washington, DC

Friday, May 12, 2017 (16:03:14)
Position Description
BlackBag Technologies, a leading data forensics company, is seeking a Senior Account Executive to support our growing customer base. You will be responsible for the generation of new sales opportunities for our digital forensic software products within the U.S. Federal marketspace. Candidates should have solid experience driving deal flow, exceeding sales objectives, and genuine care about solving customer’s problems and feel comfortable working in a small, entrepreneurial environment.
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