Digital Forensics Round-Up, February 07 2024

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

Cops bogged down by flood of fake AI child sex images, report says

Law enforcement is continuing to warn that a “flood” of AI-generated fake child sex images is making it harder to investigate real crimes against abused children, The New York Times reported…

Read More (Ars Technica)

Siri’s Memory Lane: Exploring the siriremembers Database

I was recently navigating an Apple iPhone Full File System Extraction for something not currently parsed by any digital forensic software. What I found was not exactly what I was initially looking for, but still proved to be an interesting and challenging digital puzzle…

Read More (Metadata Forensics)

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Why AI-generated audio is so hard to detect

Dozens of tools and apps have sprung up to try to detect AI-created audio, but they are inherently flawed, experts told NBC News…

Read More (NBC News)

Interview With Ghennadii Konev, Technical Sales Engineer, MSAB

MSAB solutions help our customers at multiple levels, from the advanced acquisition features of XRY Pro to management-level orchestration of the entire ecosystem of mobile forensics with XEC Director…

Read More (Forensic Focus)

Dissecting the Android WiFiConfigStore.xml for forensic analysis

A smartphone is often connected to a Wi-Fi network: think of how much time we spend at home, in our office, or even in a public place while studying or exercising…

Read More (Zena Forensics)

Police collected 10,000 pages of data investigating Bills, Hill deaths

During the investigation into the disappearance and deaths of Abby Hill and Brynn Bills, police collected nearly three dozen electronic items from which Michigan State Police forensic analysts attempted to extract data…

Read More (The Alpena News)

Recording hints at other masterminds behind Daphne murder, defence says

Lawyers representing Yorgen Fenech told a court they recently came to know of correspondence from Italian prosecutors referring to a recording handed to Italian authorities that allegedly hinted at “possible masterminds who paid to get rid of Daphne Caruana Galizia”…

Read More (Times Malta)

Record-breaking year for global ransomware incidents – report

Ransomware activity for 2023 had surpassed the total number recorded in 2022 by 68%, according to a report by Corvus Insurance (Corvus), a cyber underwriter…

Read More (Insurance Business)

Watermarks expose deep fakes and increase cyber security

“A picture is worth a thousand words”, the saying goes, but is that really true? As early as the American Civil War, elements of different photographs were combined to enhance the heroics…

Read More (Hamburg News)

Directorate General of GST Intelligence to have 1st digital forensic lab in Gujarat

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has got its first digital forensic lab in Ahmedabad, which will help it in detecting instances of tax evasion more efficiently and ensure better recovery backed by digital evidence…

Read More (India Shipping News)

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