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MSAB Micro Release Update

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (07:48:06)
MSAB has just released an update to their range of mobile forensics tools as part of their ongoing development of their Ecosystem of digital forensic products.

XRY v7.0.1 Micro Release
XAMN Spotlight v1.1 Beta

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Cellebrite Launches Actionable Forensics Data In The Field

Friday, June 10, 2016 (06:17:43)
Police work is mostly about solving cases, and this is not a trivial task. Gathering clues and hints is important to achieve the desired outcome. As everyone today has a mobile device with them wherever they go, and these devices are capturing a lot of information (calls, chats, locations, pictures, contacts), leveraging this data for investigation is just common logic.

Researchers conducted on investigation process proved that evidence or clues that are gathered within the first 48 hours are imperative to solving cases, and the statistics shows that when there is no real direction the chances to ever solve the case decreases by 50 percent.

Interview With Noora Al Mutawa, Head of Computer Examination, Dubai Police

Thursday, June 09, 2016 (07:41:25)
Noora, you presented a paper on the challenges of investigating cyberstalking at DFRWS. Tell us a bit about your research and what you found.

The research combined the techniques of Digital Forensics with the strategies of Behavioural Evidence Analysis in investigating cyberstalking cases. It aimed to examine the utility of this approach in terms of understanding the behavioural and motivational dimensions of offending, and the way in which digital evidence can be interpreted. It used this approach on 20 cyberstalking cases investigated by Dubai Police in the last five years and reported on the results of the examinations.

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Cellebrite Optimizes Forensic Triage Via Rapid and Controlled Extraction

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 (09:37:20)
Cellebrite introduces an enhanced version of UFED InField solution. The new platform agnostic software solution delivers simplified, secure forensics data access and control while streamlining investigative workflows as part of a multi-tier forensic architecture. An intuitive user interface and new selective extraction capabilities make accessing specific live device data quick and easy. These new capabilities accelerate investigations by allowing agencies to increase access by extending the reach of extraction capabilities to investigators, unify investigative teams by connecting lab and field personnel around the evidence collection process, and secure digital evidence that they can defend in court.

SSD and eMMC Forensics 2016 - Part 3

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 (08:38:37)
What Has Changed in 2016 in the Way SSD Drives Self-Destruct Evidence: Demystifying eMMC, M.2, NVMe, and PCI-E.

by Yuri Gubanov & Oleg Afonin
© Belkasoft Research 2016

In the previous part of the article, we talked about eMMC storages and external SSDs. We also mentioned TRIM when talking about trimming behavior of eMMC. We will talk a bit more about TRIM this time and then move on to some real-life cases.

More about TRIM: Checking TRIM Support

There are several levels of TRIM support, all of which are worth checking.

- TRIM support by the SSD drive itself.
- Whether TRIM is enabled and active on a given system/configuration.
- Whether TRIM is correctly implemented by the SSD controller.
- Whether the SSD supports and implements DRAT and DZAT.
- Checking whether a particular SSD drive advertises TRIM support is as easy as reviewing its S.M.A.R.T. output, using the manufacturer’s bundled tool (e.g. SSD Toolbox, Samsung Magician and similar) or using a third-party tool such as CrystalDiskInfo.

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Join The First Forensic Focus Twitter Chat, Wednesday 8th June: Careers

Friday, June 03, 2016 (06:04:19)
Join @ForensicFocus on Twitter at 3pm EST / 12pm PST / 7pm GMT (8pm BST in the UK) Wednesday 8th June for an in-depth chat on the topic of digital forensics careers.

Is there a career path in digital forensics? What advice would you give to someone considering a career in the field? What do you like most/least about being a DF practitioner? Join in the discussion on Twitter, Nurph or Tweetchat using the hashtag #dftalk
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Oxygen Forensic Detective Helps Ocala Police To Extract Critical Evidence

Thursday, June 02, 2016 (08:08:04)
About Ocala Police Department

The Ocala Police Department, located in Ocala, Marion County, Florida along with the sheriff’s department have approximately 250 sworn officers in service who proudly serve the over 300,000 residents. Much like the rest of the world, Ocala and Marion County have had to keep with the changing landscape of today’s investigations. Our world is digital, with data held on computers, networks and mobile devices. This data, more often than not, is critical to Ocala and Marion County’s law enforcement officers who strive to protect and serve to protect the lives of the many residents.

In an effort to keep ahead of the ever-increasing technical aspects of today’s crimes the law enforcement of Marion County, rely on specialized tools and experts. These experts assist with various investigations from computer investigations, electronic surveillance, and mobile forensic collection and analysis. Having the best software to offer the community innovative support for today’s smart devices was one of the reasons the Ocala Police started using Oxygen Forensic Detective.

Interview with Vladimir Katalov, Co-Founder and CEO, ElcomSoft

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (09:03:02)
Vladimir, you’re co-founder and CEO at ElcomSoft. Tell us a bit about your role – how has it changed this year?

I do quite a lot of things from marketing to technical support, and from project management to presentations about our research on various events worldwide, from HR to accounting. It's easier to say what I do not do Smile

But most of my time is being spent on product development. It is me who decides which particular features our products should receive, how those features should be implemented, and what new products we should release. It is actually something new every single day.

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New Cellebrite Analytics Product Family Accelerates Forensics Investigations

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (15:26:55)
Cellebrite, the leader in forensic extraction, decoding and analysis solutions, today unveiled its new UFED Analytics Platform. Together with its powerful UFED data acquisition solutions, Cellebrite’s new analytics offering delivers intuitive data analysis and management capabilities that instantly unify law enforcement and prosecution teams, accelerate investigations and generate defensible evidence. Cellebrite’s Analytics product family is comprised of three offerings: UFED Analytics Desktop, is designed to meet the needs of a single forensic practitioner; UFED Analytics Workgroup addresses the needs of a small investigative team; and UFED Analytics Enterprise, is built to support hundreds of users managing data across numerous cases. These solutions empower examiners, analysts, investigators and prosecutors to simultaneously organize, search, map, visualize and manage large sets of digital data to identify case critical evidence quickly and efficiently.

MSAB Introducing Online Training Portal and Software Updates

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (08:29:19)
MSAB has just launched an online training portal for customers. Complementing existing classroom training, users can now go online and access on-demand tutorials, recordings of webinars and details of live online training in the future.

Updated software versions for MSAB Kiosk & Tablet are now available, as well as XAMN Horizon. XAMN Horizon v1.0 is fully compatible with v7 XRY files and has also been updated to a 64Bit version for enhanced performance to process up to 100 XRY files for List, Connection, Timeline, Geographic and Conversation Views.