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Cloud Computing Stymies Digital Forensics Investigations

Monday, July 28, 2014 (10:28:29)
In recent years, cloud computing has made the leap from an emerging technology to government mainstay, allowing agencies an IT avenue to share services, save money and increase efficiency.

However, cloud computing still presents some major technical challenges in government, as illustrated by a recent draft report issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Prepared by the NIST Cloud Computing Forensic Science Working Group, the report summarizes a staggering 65 challenges cloud computing presents to forensics investigators who sift through bits and bytes of digital evidence to solve crimes...

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Interview with Oleg Fedorov, CEO and Founder, Oxygen Software

Thursday, July 24, 2014 (10:48:17)
Oleg, please tell us about your role at Oxygen Software and why you decided to set up the company in 2000.

I started out as a developer, but in 1999 I decided that I needed a new challenge since I wanted to grow as a professional. I was advised to look into the market of Shareware and so I quit all my jobs and started Oxygen Software. Soon after, my friend Oleg Davydov joined me and we began to try different software markets.

That was the time of the “Matrix” cult movie. Do you remember the phones used by the actors? They were custom ones, but very similar to the Nokia 7110. It was a revolutionary device, the first phone that was able to store several phone fields for every contact and had advanced calendar features. We at Oxygen were lucky that we released Oxygen Phone Manager for Nokia 7110 before Nokia included its support into their official PC Suite. This product gave us a great start...

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Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Friday, July 18, 2014 (15:10:05)
Welcome to this round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

Forum members discuss the best way to retrieve Facebook profile data.

What does it mean when a mail header shows two X-Originating IP addresses?

Forensic imaging of a USB with a corrupt file system.

Forum members discuss how to find an XLS file on a computer that has been reformatted.

Unexpected SQLite field data in WhatsApp databases provokes discussion on the forum.

Forum members discuss how to process several thousand images on a hard drive.

Do you have any recommendations for mobile forensic tools? Add yours in the forum.

What is the most effective way to extract data from a Nokia Lumia 520?

Dark net 'used by tens of thousands of paedophiles'

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (13:29:16)
Tens of thousands of paedophiles are using the so-called dark net to trade images of sexual abuse, an investigation by BBC News indicates.

One site receives as many as 500 page views per second, its founder says.

Figures from another site suggest Brits are heavily involved in producing and distributing illegal obscene images.

Britain's National Crime Agency warned in its 2014 threat assessment that abusers were turning to anonymous sites and encryption technology...

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Finding and Analyzing Document Files with IEF

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (14:29:24)
Analyzing documents to prove their authenticity has been one of the cornerstones of computer forensics and is still an important part of the investigative process to this day. Whether you’re investigating documents in a fraud case, an IP theft, or from a malware/phishing intrusion, proper document analysis is essential to help uncover the truth in many investigations.

New to Internet Evidence Finder v6.4 is the ability to recover and analyze documents found on a suspect’s PC. Available with the OS & Business Apps module, IEF is now able to recover Microsoft Office documents including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and PDF documents...

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