Digital Forensics Round-Up, April 13 2023

A round-up of this week’s digital forensics news and views:


Importing NSRL V3 hashsets into legacy tools

NSRLConvert can change the new SQLite NSRL hashsets into a plain list of MD5 hashes. The program is available here and can be used with the following syntax: NSRLConvert.exe {databasename} {outputfile}…

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Intro to forensics in the cloud: A container was compromised. What’s next?

Forensics in cyber security is the process of extracting and recovering data after an attack has occurred in order to fully assess it…

Read More (Wiz)


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Microsoft turns to court order to take down ransomware hacking tool that targeted hospitals

Microsoft and a group of cybersecurity firms received help from the courts with the massive takedown Thursday of a notorious hacking tool that had been co-opted by cybercriminals to target hospitals and healthcare systems…

Read More (CBS News)


Investigating the Privacy and Security of the SimpliSafe Security System on Android and iOS

While home security and smart home devices provide convenience and ease of mind for users, their associated data are also increasingly used as forensic evidence in criminal cases…

Read More (MDPI)


“48 Hours” obtains never-before-seen footage of the mysterious killer known as the “Hat Man”

Once upon a time, Kassanndra’s disappearance may have turned into a cold case, but these days digital breadcrumbs are ubiquitous…

Read More (CBS News)


The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Ephemeral Messaging

In recent months, U.S. regulators and enforcement authorities alike have signaled through enforcement actions and pronouncements that they are paying closer attention to companies’ oversight practices regarding employees’ permitted use of third-party messaging applications, including ephemeral messaging…

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Getting SMART(er) with Information

After creating a forensic image of the drive, I may be able to check the SMART attributes of the NVMe SSD with a Linux OS via smartmontools. Will this work? What changes will be made…

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Identification, acquisition, and examination of iSCSI LUNs and VMFS datastores

I was recently presented with a situation where I needed to access data stored directly on an iSCSI LUN, and needed to assess the capability of forensic tools to identify and acquire data stored in this location…

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What Are Deepfakes? Here’s How You Can Spot Them

A trickle of AI-fueled misinformation has turned into a powerful stream over the past year, with fake photos and videos—from Donald Trump’s and Vladimir Putin’s “arrest” to the Pope’s “gangsta” outfit—highlighting the scope of the problem…

Read More (Newsweek)


Expert: Mining cellphone data in Lehrkamp case time consuming

A digital forensic investigations expert says mining data from cellphones in some cases can take months and that there are several variables that can impact how long the evidence-gathering process takes…

Read More (Yahoo!life)

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- Minimizing overhead costs without hosting the solution, no hardware shipping, and no technical calls for assistance
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- Stay up to date with continuous updates to data sources with updates pushed to the Cellebrite cloud
- Close investigations and review discovery faster with cloud-based innovation
- Manage customer requests and provide transparency throughout your organization across the globe

Watch Cellebrite's webinar where Monica Harris, Product Business Manager, showcases how Cellebrite’s range of SaaS-based solutions have you covered whether you need remote collection across all devices, including computers, cloud sources, chat applications, and mobile devices or full-file system advanced collection capabilities across the widest range of mobile devices and applications.

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