Asking A VPS To Image Itself

by Chris Cohen

unnamedThere is a Linux Virtual Private Server (VPS) that you have been tasked to collect using a forensically sound method while ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability. You have the password for a user who has ssh access Read more

Mobile Forensics Monkey Wrench: iOS 10.2 and Encryption

by Patrick Siewert, Pro Digital Forensic Consulting

It’s not secret to those involved in the study and practice of mobile forensics that Apple likes to throw us curve balls with almost every new iteration of the iOS operating system. It … Read more

Malware Can Hide, But It Must Run

by Alissa Torres, SANS Certified Instructor

It’s October, haunting season. However, in the forensics world, the hunting of evil never ends. And with Windows 10 expected to be the new normal, digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) professionals who lack … Read more

10 DFIR Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss

by Christa M. Miller

Digital forensics is a tough job. Forensicators must evolve as rapidly as the technology does, which means being in a constant state of learning. Formal education is costly and can’t keep up. The next best alternative: … Read more

The Investigative Challenges Of Live Streamed Child Abuse

The Investigative Challenges Of Live Streamed Child Abuse

Among the challenges facing digital forensic investigators today, the instantaneous nature of online communication is arguably one of the most persistent. Trying to investigate whether a crime has occurred, and if so to bring its perpetrators to justice in a … Read more

SSD and eMMC Forensics 2016

What Has Changed in 2016 in the Way SSD Drives Self-Destruct Evidence. Demystifying eMMC, M.2, NVMe, and PCI-E.

by Yuri Gubanov, Oleg Afonin
© Belkasoft Research 2016

This publication continues the series started with an article on SSD forensics we … Read more

DFRWS EU 2016 – Lausanne 29th – 31st March

From the 29th to the 31st of March 2016, Forensic Focus will be attending the European Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS EU) in Lausanne, Switzerland. If there are any topics you’d particularly like us to cover, or any … Read more

Windows 8 Touch Keyboard Forensics

Microsoft released Windows 8 in 2012. With this new version, Microsoft made a fundamental shift in Windows 8 as compare to older versions of Windows. It does not only target netbooks, laptops and traditional computers, instead they decided to use … Read more

Countering Anti-Forensic Efforts – Part 1

by Oleg Afonin, Danil Nikolaev & Yuri Gubanov
© Belkasoft Research 2015

Computer forensic techniques allow investigators to collect evidence from various digital devices. Tools and techniques exist allowing discovery of evidence that is difficult to get, including destroyed, locked, … Read more