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New NIST Forensic Tests Help Ensure High-Quality Copies of Digital Evidence

Thursday, January 11, 2018 (09:44:53)
Data found on a suspect’s computer, cell phone or tablet can prove to be crucial evidence in a legal case. A new set of software tools developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) aims to make sure this digital evidence will hold up in court.

The software suite, referred to collectively as federated testing tools, is designed to help law enforcement and forensic practitioners with a critical early step in evidence collection: making a copy of the data from a seized electronic device. Because a suspect’s guilt or innocence can hang in the balance, both the prosecution and the defense must agree that the digital forensic process did not introduce any unseen errors into the data, and that the methods they are using work as expected.

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Review Of Digital Evidence Investigator From ADF Solutions

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (09:43:57)
Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus.

ADF Solutions’ Digital Evidence Investigator (DEI) reduces the workload on digital forensic analysts by providing a fast, scalable solution for field triage and investigative tasks.

The installation process is very straightforward: you will receive a small package containing a fully licensed Authentication Key, one 250GB high-speed SSD drive to be used as a Collection Key, one USB extender, one four port USB hub and one CD drive opener. Plugging the Authentication Key into your machine and executing the installer will begin the installation process; all you need to do is select your options and click ‘Next’ until it is complete.

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Video: Eviplant - An Efficient Digital Forensic Challenge Creation, Manipulation

Monday, January 08, 2018 (11:34:28)
Mark Scanlon discusses his research at DFRWS EU 2017.

My name is Mark Scanlon from University College Dublin. As [Owen] said, this paper is co-authored with a PhD student of mine and a colleague of mine in the school.

The point of this project is to try and make digital forensic challenges for a variety of different use cases. So to just give a quick overview of what we’re talking about, I’m going to talk about some existing techniques that are used for creating digital forensic challenges and talk a little bit more about the motivation behind the work that I’m presenting here, talk about some of the design considerations for the tool that we’ve developed, talk about EviPlant itself, and then go on and talk about some future work.

First and foremost, Digital Forensic Challenges – I’m sure there are a lot of academics in the room, a lot of people involved in training and education. So one thing that you’d be familiar with, with digital forensics education, is trying to create or curate challenges to give to a class.

Read the full transcript and watch the video here.
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Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs

Thursday, January 04, 2018 (12:38:19)
On Tuesday, we [The Register] warned that a blueprint blunder in Intel's CPUs could allow applications, malware, and JavaScript running in web browsers, to obtain information they should not be allowed to access: the contents of the operating system kernel's private memory areas. These zones often contain files cached from disk, a view onto the machine's entire physical memory, and other secrets. This should be invisible to normal programs.

Thanks to Intel's cockup – now codenamed Meltdown – that data is potentially accessible, meaning bad websites and malware can attempt to rifle through the computer's memory looking for credentials, RNG seeds, personal information, and more...

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Why Use MOBILedit Forensic Express For Phone Forensics?

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 (16:52:35)
MOBILedit Forensic Express is a phone and cloud extractor, data analyzer and report generator all in one solution. A powerful 64-bit application using both the physical and logical data acquisition methods, Forensic Express is excellent for its advanced application analyzer, deleted data recovery, wide range of supported phones including most feature phones, fine-tuned reports, concurrent phone processing, and easy-to-use user interface. With the password and PIN breaker you can gain access to locked ADB or iTunes backups with GPU acceleration and multi-threaded operations for maximum speed.

MOBILedit Forensic Express Now Available At 10% Discount For 10 Days

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 (15:30:06)
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Belkasoft Customer Survey Extended

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 (11:04:11)
Recent Belkasoft customer survey gathered such exciting feedback that the company decided to extend it to Jan 15. The previous survey winner is already awarded a full license of BEC (Belkasoft Evidence Center), the company's flagship computer, mobile, and cloud forensics tool; so another license will be raffled for the new replies.

If you haven't done so, please participate in our extended survey and get a chance to win a full license of BEC (Belkasoft Evidence Center 2018) with all modules. An extended trial license will be given to everyone who did not win.

Your input will provide us with valuable feedback and a hint of directions for further BEC improvements. Help us make our software better for you and get a chance to explore our newest features in their full capacity.

Please find the survey at https://belkasoft.com/survey

Customers Speak On Belkasoft Products

Monday, January 01, 2018 (14:03:12)
This article combines a number of recent testimonials on Belkasoft Evidence Center. The new version 2018 (8.5 and 8.6) was a definite success and a number of users expressed their positive opinion on this mobile, computer and cloud forensics tool.

Belkasoft: Focus on Usability 2017

Monday, January 01, 2018 (12:57:40)
Ten years ago, when Belkasoft was just about to start its digital forensic journey, investigation tools were focused on the results only. They were far from being handy, and extensive training was required in order to use these tools effectively.

The situation changed when the first Belkasoft products entered the market. With the slogan “Forensics made easier”, the company tried to introduce tools which do not require in-depth training to conduct productive digital investigations. That’s why our software quickly became quite popular among our first customers.

In this article, we would like to describe usability improvements in our flagship computer, mobile, and cloud forensics product, Belkasoft Evidence Center, that were introduced over the course of the year 2017.

Among the most notable features aimed to refine usability of Belkasoft Evidence Center are:

10 Reasons To Use Belkasoft Evidence Center

Monday, January 01, 2018 (11:56:43)
Evidence Center is an all-in-one digital forensic solution by Belkasoft – leading forensic software manufacturer. Why do you need this product in your investigator's toolset?

1. Belkasoft Evidence Center (BEC) supports both computer and mobile forensics
2. BEC recovers all available data
3. BEC supports all stages of your investigation
4. BEC can extract more than 800 types of artifacts out of the box