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5 Reasons Magnet ACQUIRE Should Be Your Go-To Tool For Smartphone Acquisitions

Monday, May 09, 2016 (18:05:47)
The smartphone forensics landscape is changing, and examiners need to be smart with their budgets while also equipping themselves with the right tools to get the job done.

Meet Magnet ACQUIRE, a free software solution that enables digital forensic examiners to quickly and easily acquire forensic images of any iOS or Android device, hard drives, and removable media.

1) The new realities of smartphone forensics
Based on the direction Apple and Google are headed with recent and forthcoming versions of their operating systems, encryption of memory on smartphones is becoming a standard security feature. This means that physical images will become increasingly challenging to acquire no matter what tool you are using...

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BlackBag Technologies Releases New Website Design

Monday, May 09, 2016 (05:28:54)
BlackBag Technologies, Inc. invites visitors to explore the exciting new design of our website, launched Thursday, May 5, 2016. This new layout is intended to provide the best possible user experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing quick access to product information, training, blogs, and other resources.

Conquer Your Data Challenges Today And Build Hyper-Scaled Capacity For Tomorrow

Thursday, May 05, 2016 (07:14:09)
Global technology company Nuix today released version 7 of its patented processing engine, which extends the company’s big data capabilities to petabyte scale by giving customers the option of using Elasticsearch as the back-end database for Nuix case files. In parallel, Nuix will continue to update and support its existing architecture—which scales from the portability of a laptop to an enterprise data center—to maintain the performance and reliability customers expect.

Arsenal Reveals Sophisticated Evidence Tampering Involving Turkish Journalists

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 (08:59:42)
Arsenal Consulting President Mark Spencer’s article in Digital Forensics Magazine (Issue 27, published May 1) describes how his firm uncovered evidence tampering which led to the wrongful imprisonment of Turkish investigative reporter Baris Pehlivan and his colleagues at Odatv. Odatv runs one of the most popular news websites in Turkey and has a reputation for being critical of the current government, controlled since 2002 by the Justice and Development Party. Mr. Pehlivan and his colleagues are currently on trial and accused of supporting the Ergenekon terrorist organization. Ergenekon is an alleged secularist “deep state” in Turkey with ties to the military, academia, NGOs, and the media whose supporters are charged with plotting to overthrow the government.

SSD and eMMC Forensics 2016 – Part 2

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 (05:59:23)
In the first part of this article, we reviewed different kinds of the most commonly used modern SSDs (M.2, PCI-E, NVMe devices) and talked about acquisition of these devices. In this part of the article, we will talk about external SSDs and eMMC and will cover trimming of eMMC.

eMMC is a storage specification for flash-based non-volatile storage used in many compact and mobile devices. You will find eMMC storage in most Android smartphones, Android and Windows tablets, and in some of the less expensive Windows convertibles, low-end netbooks and ultra-portable devices, particularly those equipped with smaller displays and Intel Atom CPUs. eMMC storage has a lot in common with SD cards, and lacks sophistication and parallelism of SSD drives.

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BlackBag's Mobilyze 2016 R1 Now Available

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 (09:02:53)
We're pleased to announce the latest version of BlackBag's mobile device triage tool, Mobilyze 2016 R1! This newest release features Android 6.0 Marshmallow support and an updated drivers pack. In addition, BlackBag regularly maintains an online resources page for troubleshooting Android devices and locating special brand and device specific ADB drivers.

Mobilyze, for those not already familiar with it, was first launched in 2014 and is designed for ease of use, with no need for extensive specialized training. It’s a versatile mobile forensics tool for logically acquiring Android and iPhone/iPad devices and quickly triaging the data.

The Investigative Challenges Of Live Streamed Child Abuse

Monday, May 02, 2016 (06:07:34)
Among the challenges facing digital forensic investigators today, the instantaneous nature of online communication is arguably one of the most persistent. Trying to investigate whether a crime has occurred, and if so to bring its perpetrators to justice in a space that is constantly changing, is no simple task. With the Apple App Store alone reportedly growing by up to 1,000 applications per day, keeping up to date with the necessary methods of communication becomes increasingly difficult.

Just in the past twelve months, there have been instances of paedophiles using within-game messaging services to groom youngsters, as well as the wave of recent discussion regarding Isis’ purported use of encrypted messaging app Telegram to communicate.

For those whose specialism is investigating crimes against children, there is another element of online life that makes the job even more challenging: live streaming.

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Man Jailed For Failing To Decrypt Hard Drives

Friday, April 29, 2016 (08:43:19)
A man has been held in prison for seven months after failing to decrypt two hard drives that investigators suspect contain indecent images of children.

A court order says the man will remain jailed "until such time that he fully complies" with an order to unlock the password-protected devices.

The US man, who has not been charged with possessing illegal images, is appealing against his detention.

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MSAB Launches New Ecosystem Products

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (08:42:49)
The first set of new MSAB Ecosystem products for mobile forensics have just been launched.

The new MSAB Ecosystem is an evolution of the current products to adapt to the latest developments in digital forensics focused around the needs of law enforcement.

This launch sees the arrival of brand new products including: XRY v7.0, XRY Cloud, XRY Camera and XAMN Spotlight.

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