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Techno Security TX 2018 – Recap

Monday, October 15, 2018 (17:57:54)
This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from Techno Security TX 2018, which took place in San Antonio, Texas from the 17th-19th September.

The conference had four tracks: forensics; information security; audit / risk management; and investigations, along with sponsor demos. Forensic Focus attended the forensics and investigations tracks during the event.

Magnet Forensics’ Jessica Hyde opened the conference with a discussion on the proliferation of devices. With 20 billion connected devices projected to be online by 2020, this is a growing concern in the industry. And considering that the results of our latest survey show that data triage is one of the biggest challenges investigators face, it’s certainly a topic that requires attention. Hyde also mentioned the importance of verification and validation in the industry.

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Enhanced WhatsApp Support And Much More Available In Magnet AXIOM 2.6

Monday, October 15, 2018 (08:49:11)
Magnet AXIOM 2.6 is bringing big updates to Magnet AXIOM Cloud with WhatsApp backups, iCloud and Cloud Administrator account support. Together with improvements to Magnet.AI and to overall performance, AXIOM 2.6 demonstrates our commitment to being the gold standard for usability.

Try it for yourself now! If you’re a customer, download AXIOM 2.6 right now either in-app or in the Customer Portal. If you want to try AXIOM 2.6 for yourself, request a trial today.

Findings From The Forensic Focus 2018 Survey

Friday, October 12, 2018 (12:25:12)
Earlier this year, Forensic Focus conducted a survey of its members to find out a bit more about them, their roles in the industry, and common challenges facing digital forensic practitioners today. Below is a brief run-down of the results.

First of all, some demographic details. The majority of our members are situated in either the USA (36%) or the UK (22%). Other countries represented include Australia, Belarus, Belgium, France, India and Poland. 89% of respondents were male, and 11% female.

Law enforcement was the most popular sector, with 39% of respondents; slightly behind it at 35% were people working in the corporate sector. Among those who answered ‘Other’ were retired people, consultants, and individual freelancers. The vast majority stated their position as ‘Analyst’, with ‘Technician’, ‘Director’ and ‘Manager’ closely behind.

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Oxygen Forensics Enhances Cloud And Decryption Capabilities

Friday, October 12, 2018 (11:11:28)
Oxygen Forensics has released the latest version of its flagship product, Oxygen Forensic® Detective. The new set of features builds on 18 years of digital forensics capabilities to support the growing needs of investigators with expanded support for smartphones in addition to new tools to examine connected home devices, smartwatches, and encrypted cloud data when involved in criminal activity.

“Increasingly, the ‘eyes and ears’ of our personal digital networks – smartwatches, connected home devices, and other technologies that respond to our voices or movements – are the most reliable witnesses to a crime,” explained Lee Reiber, COO of Oxygen Forensics. “With this new version of Detective, we aim to empower investigators in solving their toughest cases using the most detailed data available by overcoming roadblocks and collecting more data from the central nervous system of these networks, the cloud.”

MSAB XRY Drone – New Technology To Acquire And Analyze Drone Data

Thursday, October 11, 2018 (12:57:26)
XRY Drone lets investigators extract and analyze data from popular drone models being used for illegal activity --- to reveal flight paths, origin, behavior and other critical information that can identify operators

Police, corrections agencies, border control and military organizations around the globe are developing methods to counter the growing threat from drones. When a drone engaged in illegal activity is recovered, investigators need to extract, decode and view the data --- to get actionable intelligence that can help lead them to the operators and organizers.

New XRY Drone gives investigators new capabilities to do that. Based on a collaboration between URSA and MSAB, XRY Drone is a new member of the XRY line of products from MSAB, widely used by law enforcement to recover and view data from mobile phones and other mobile devices.
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Register For Webinar: The Convergence Of Physical And Virtual Data

Thursday, October 11, 2018 (11:23:35)
Webinar: The Convergence Of Physical And Virtual Data For Faster Discovery Of Evidence

Keep one step ahead of criminals with Cellebrite’s latest digital forensics technology.

Join the webinar on October 17th and let us walk you through how to unlock and extract data from low end Samsung Qualcomm devices, view extracted application data using the forensic industry’s first emulator, Virtual Analyzer, and capture all information into reports you can share with peers or juries. Hear industry experts talk about why incorporating powerful images from the Virtual Analyzer into your reports is vital, proving that a picture can be worth a thousand pieces of evidence!

By attending this webinar, you can expect to come away with:

• Best practices for extracting data from low end Samsung Qualcomm devices
• An understanding of Virtual Analyzer, the tool for viewing data from unsupported Android apps
• Recommendations on how best to present the data in an easy to comprehend, visual report for maximum impact

Presenters: Richard J. Colangelo, Jr., State’s Attorney, Stamford / Norwalk, CT Judicial District; Scott Lorenz, Professor of Criminal Justice at Central Texas College, Chief Forensic Analyst – Centex Technologies; Yohai West, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cellebrite; Justin Cole, Manager of Contractors for Special Projects, Cellebrite

Wednesday, October 17th; 10 am EST

Register here
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ICDF2C 2018 – Recap

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 (12:44:45)
by Scar de Courcier

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from the ICDF2C conference 2018, which took place in New Orleans, LA, USA from the 10th-12th September.

The program began on Monday 10th September with the usual welcome registration. The conference was held at Chateau LeMoyne in New Orleans’ French Quarter: a beautiful hotel complete with pool and resident terrapins!

Once attendees were registered we gathered in the conference room for the opening keynote address. Given by Dr. Deborah Frincke of the National Security Agency, it talked through some of the NSA’s techniques within the realm of digital forensics, and how cooperation works both within and between agencies in the USA and abroad.

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Walkthrough: Oxygen Forensic Detective Latest Features

Friday, October 05, 2018 (11:53:58)
Within Oxygen, you’re able to not only connect one device, but several devices, and image them simultaneously. Oxygen’s extractor runs independently of Oxygen Detective, and that’s what allows you to run several different extractions at the same time, and there is no limit other than what the machine you were using will allow.

So again, with Oxygen Extractor, you’re able to open them up and have several open at the same time, and begin multiple device acquisitions. One of the other things that we’re able to do with our imaging is with drones, specifically DJI drones. We can get a full physical from a DJI drone by simply connecting to the device, applying an exploit, and then extracting the physical image from that drone via the micro USB port that is on the drone itself.

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Passware: The First To Recover Bitcoin Wallet Passwords

Thursday, October 04, 2018 (13:59:51)
Passware Kit becomes the first commercially available forensic software to recover passwords for popular Bitcoin wallets

Passware, Inc., a provider of password recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery software for computer forensics, announces Passware Kit recovers passwords for popular Bitcoin wallet services: Blockchain.com (known previously as Blockchain.info) and Bitcoin Core.

Interview With Angus Marshall, Digital Forensic Scientist

Thursday, October 04, 2018 (12:48:30)
Angus, tell us a bit about yourself. What is your role, and how long have you been working in digital forensics?

Where to begin? I have a lot of different roles these days, but by day I’m a Lecturer in Cybersecurity – currently at the University of York, and also run my own digital forensic consultancy business. I drifted into the forensic world almost by accident back in 2001 when a server I managed was hacked. I presented a paper on the investigation of that incident at a forensic science conference and a few weeks later found myself asked to help investigate a missing person case that turned out to be a murder. There’s been a steady stream of casework ever since.

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