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What's Happening In Forensics - Feb 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020 (16:27:03)
Nominations are open for the 2020 Forensic 4:Cast awards.

FireEye discuss how to correlate user search LNK files.

Group IB share a forensic view of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge.

ElcomSoft release iOS Forensic Toolkit 5.30, including jailbreak-free extraction for multiple Apple devices.

Registration is open for the European Magnet User Summits.
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Register For Webinar: Triaging Digital Evidence With MacQuisition

Thursday, February 20, 2020 (15:27:41)

Have you ever served a search warrant and stared at the mountainous amount of digital media collected and wondered how much is actually related to your investigation? Or, have you had to undertake terabytes of storage media and wondered if the needle would ever be found in the haystack of storage?

Join Stephanie Thompson, one of our Solutions Engineers at BlackBag, as she demonstrates how the new triaging features of MacQuisition can help aid your investigations. New features Stephanie will be showcasing include:

• Searching the digital media with live searching
• Browser access to navigate through the file/folders
• Collection of identified files/folders related to your investigation using an .L01 container

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Interview With Steve Lin, President, Susteen

Thursday, February 20, 2020 (14:47:16)
Steve, you've been Susteen's president for a little more than two years. Tell us more about what led you to the company and what appealed to you about leading it.

The reason I joined the company is because we can make products that help law enforcement and make their daily tasks easier. I love what I am doing now. And I am passionate about leading the company that has the products to solve more crimes.

You've worked in the wireless industry for many years. What about the mobile forensics niche interested you, and how does your experience benefit this niche?

I believe every industry has its own challenges and issues. I am passionate about solving those issues and making it better.

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What's Happening In Forensics - Feb 19, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (16:43:42)
Belkasoft now supports checkm8 acquisition.

Cellebrite share a case study showing how extraction of deleted videos can help in criminal investigations.

Peter M. Stewart shares a round-up of Defcon 2019 DFIR CTF.
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Oxygen Forensics Introduces Partnership With Latent Wireless

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (16:15:25)
Oxygen Forensics announces Oxygen Forensics Detective 12.2 update, including import features for Instagram and Facebook warrants, advanced iOS and Android OS extraction capabilities

Oxygen Forensics, a global leader in digital forensics for law enforcement, federal, and corporate clients, today announced versions 12.2 updates to Oxygen Forensics Detective, Powered by JetEngine, the company’s flagship software. This release offers new features that increase functionality for law enforcement and other licensed investigators, assisting them in their mission to make the world safer and protect those who need help.

With this update, Oxygen Forensics introduces a partnership with Latent Wireless, the only software tool available that enables law enforcement to leverage Wi-Fi device signatures as evidence. Available exclusively to law enforcement, Latent Wireless provides investigators with additional avenues to collect evidence through the identification of physical locations of Wi-Fi networks, seamlessly integrated with Oxygen Forensics Detective to generate even deeper granularity when tracking the movements of potential suspects or stolen property.

NIST Tests Forensic Methods For Getting Data From Damaged Mobile Phones

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (15:43:21)
by Richard Press

Criminals sometimes damage their mobile phones in an attempt to destroy evidence. They might smash, shoot, submerge or cook their phones, but forensics experts can often retrieve the evidence anyway. Now, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have tested how well these forensic methods work.

A damaged phone might not power on, and the data port might not work, so experts use hardware and software tools to directly access the phone’s memory chips. These include hacking tools, albeit ones that may be lawfully used as part of a criminal investigation. Because these methods produce data that might be presented as evidence in court, it’s important to know if they can be trusted.

“Our goal was to test the validity of these methods,” said Rick Ayers, the NIST digital forensics expert who led the study. “Do they reliably produce accurate results?”

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What's Happening In Forensics - Feb 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020 (13:53:56)
Heather Mahalik shares some tips for unlocking extra data in iPhone extractions.

Ian Barwise talks about what it's like to be a digital forensic examiner, and looks at some subsets of the career path.

Joseph W. Shaw II discusses why report writing is a critically underrated skill in digital forensics.

Magnet Forensics announce the recipients of their 2019 Scholarship Award.

ADF have created an online lesson for teachers, aiming to help them get their students interested in digital forensics.

Should your company have an in-house digital forensics lab, or outsource it? Paraben share their thoughts.
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The Rise Of Evil HID Devices

Thursday, February 13, 2020 (13:34:00)
Arthur Villeneuve and Franck Bitsch discuss their research at DFRWS EU 2019.

Arthur: Good morning. My name is Arthur, this is Franck. We are going to talk about malicious HID devices. We represent what is HID devices just after. We’re working for a French bank.

The agenda today: we will start with a short introduction about HID devices, and typically the presentation will look at malicious HID devices. We will spend some time on attacker possibilities; Franck is doing the blue team, so the defence side; I am on the red team, so the attacker side. And Franck will use some practical malware forensics on the malicious HID devices, and what information can be extracted from a chip, and finally some takeaways.

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What's Happening In Forensics - Feb 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (12:45:14)
Amped Software demonstrate how to investigate which camera model took a picture using EXIF metadata and JPEG quantization tables.

The call for presentations and workshops is open for DFRWS USA 2020.

Ed Michael reminds us about the importance of taking a break from time to time.
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Techno Security & Digital Forensics 2020 – San Diego March 9-11

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (10:21:12)
From the 9th to the 11th of March 2020, the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference will be running in San Diego, CA. 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.

Below is an overview of the subjects and speakers that will be featured at Techno Security. The conference has four tracks: audit / risk management; forensics; information security; and investigations, along with sponsor demos. Forensic Focus will be concentrating on the digital forensics track throughout the event.

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