Google searches lead to murder conviction

5th Circuit Appeal court upheld a murder conviction based on Google searches and a suggestive Guns N’ Roses song he downloaded. He appealed on grounds that the evidence was wholly circumstantial and insufficient for conviction. A Florida state appeals court … Read more

Damaged DVD Recovery and Forensics

“My friend, Xenon, recently pointed me to an article on digitial forensics. According to the report, the conviction of the accused was dependent on the recorded testimony of one of the victims. Unfortunately, the recording was saved on a DVD, … Read more

The Hash Algorithm Dilemma – Hash Value Collisions

Recently, research and news has created a great deal of discussion about hash algorithms and their validity for forensic uses. Over the past several years, the primary hash algorithm used in forensic applications, MD5, has been compromised for use in … Read more

Microsoft’s Computer Investigation Guide For Windows

This guide discusses processes and tools for use in internal computer investigations. It introduces a multi-phase model that is based on well-accepted procedures in the computer investigation community. It also presents an applied scenario example of an internal investigation in … Read more