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Internet Evidence Finder v6.33 and Bitlocker Compatibility  

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Does anyone know if Magnet Forensics' Internet Evidence Finder v 6.33 is compatible with Microsoft BitLocker?

I have a BitLocker encrypted E01 image and also the correct BitLocker recovery key, but I do not see any prompts or locations to input the BitLocker recovery key when setting up a new case using Internet Evidence Finder.

I searched Magnet Forensics' support site and found no references to BitLocker; I also searched Internet Evidence Finder's help manual and found no references to BitLocker.

** I do not want to upgrade to Axiom as I have enough Axiom-like forensic tools.

I suppose I could mount the encrypted image using Mount Image Pro, enter the BitLocker recovery key and then create a new unencryted forensic image of the Mount Image Pro mounted image but I was hoping to shortcut this process.

Posted : 05/02/2020 4:51 pm
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I'm not sure off the top of my head but it's probably worth giving you the headsup that, having also avoided upgrading to Axiom for ages, and persisting with IEF, I can now say that Axiom is MILES faster, and has definitely been worth the upgrade (ignoring any feature differences).

Posted : 05/02/2020 5:28 pm
Active Member

No we use Passware for bitlocker decryption and didn't integrate Passware into IEF so it won't decrypt it.

As you suggested, either

1) Mount, decrypt, re-image
2) Mount, decrypt, scan the mounted image, or
3) use AXIOM or similar tool that does decryption.

Hope that helps,
Jamie McQuaid
Magnet Forensics

Posted : 05/02/2020 5:29 pm