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UK FSR Digital forensics method validation: draft guidance

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (12:37:59)
"The UK Forensic Science Regulator has issued the linked document for consultation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/digital-forensics-method-validation-draft-guidance

For UK practitioners, big or small, the implications are considerable. If you don't agree with what is proposed you need to respond by the end the month.

FWIW I think UK practitioners are sleep walking into a bureaucratic disaster in the years ahead..."


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Oxygen Forensic Passware Analyst Acquires iCloud Data Even with iOS 8 Encryption

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (08:23:38)
Oxygen Forensics, Inc. announces Oxygen Forensic® Passware® Analyst can extract iCloud backup data of any Apple device even with iOS 8 encryption upgrades.

Oxygen Forensic® Passware® Analyst acquires full iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch backups from iCloud provided that the Apple ID credentials are known. The backups are downloaded and automatically imported into Oxygen Forensic® Passware® Analyst. All versions of iOS, including the latest 8.1, are supported.
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Improving Your Mobile Forensics Workflow

Monday, October 27, 2014 (10:22:15)
Finding and analyzing evidence found on mobile devices may be the most important skill today’s digital forensics examiner can possess. Mobile devices have engrained themselves into our personal and professional lives. As a result, mobile devices (and the applications they contain) have become forensic goldmines of evidence – often times more valuable than a suspect’s work or personal computer.

When it comes to your mobile forensics toolkit, you’ve likely become comfortable using tools like Cellebrite’s UFED to process most of your cases. Cellebrite is especially good at acquiring an image from an impressive range of device models, but how do you go about finding evidence from the important third-party applications loaded on them?

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Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (14:37:45)
Welcome to this round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

Is it legal to travel to China with full disk encryption on a laptop?

Forum members discuss recovering deleted emails and OST/PST conversion.

An OS HDD seems to contain files but is unreadable; how can it be accessed? Add your thoughts on the forum.

A conversation about how data can be validated in forensic investigations, and the coining of the word 'Assumptionware'.

Forum members discuss how to virtualise a disk image.

How do you restore an iPhone that is stuck in recovery? Chime in on the forum.

How much information regarding user behaviour can be gleaned from browser history?

Forum member forveux asks whether you prefer physical books or ebooks.
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Cyber crime: First online murder will happen by end of year, warns US firm

Monday, October 20, 2014 (14:23:19)
Governments are ill-prepared to combat the looming threat of "online murder" as cyber criminals exploit internet technology to target victims, the European policing agency warned. In its most alarming assessment of the physical danger posed by online crime, Europol said it expected a rise in "injury and possible deaths" caused by computer attacks on critical safety equipment.

Police forensic techniques need to "adapt and grow" to address the dangers posed by the so-called "Internet of Everything" – a new era of technological interconnectedness in which everything from garage doors to hospital health systems will be linked and controlled through computer networks...

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