by Jade James
Digital image forensics is a niche branch of digital investigations, and the tools used are aimed to support ‘blind’ investigations. Amped Authenticate is a software package designed for forensic authentication and tamper detection on digital photos. Authenticate is used by forensic labs, LEAs, governments, the military and security organisations. Using a scientific workflow driven by forensic needs, Authenticate comprises multiple tests, procedures and reporting all in one package.
Many forensic investigations rely on the production of images to support the facts of the case. Therefore, image reliability and authenticity is crucial. Using Amped Authenticate allows the investigator to determine the authenticity of images; detect areas that have been tampered with; and identify the camera used to shoot the photo using camera ballistics. It is also possible to analyse multiple images with batch tools.