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Passware Decrypts New Apple File System

Friday, July 20, 2018 (10:26:10)
Passware announced the anniversary release of the all-new Passware Kit 2018 v1!

The new version of Passware Kit Forensic features a redesigned user interface and the ability to decrypt Apple File System (APFS) disks and macOS High Sierra Keychains.

Memory analysis now works as a one-step, streamlined process for multiple evidence types and encryption artifacts, while optimized algorithms provide faster password recovery for TrueCrypt, Android, Zip, and many other types of files.

Passware Kit 2018 v1 can be used side-by-side with Passware Kit 2017.
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  • Topic: News
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Giving Back In DFIR

Friday, July 20, 2018 (08:38:05)
by Jessica Hyde, Magnet Forensics

A few months back I was on my way to BSides NoVa, having a conversation with someone competing in the CTF about where his team would donate the prize money to if they won. I suggested some organizations related to helping young people learn about Information Security. A few hours later, I was relaying the story to a friend and she mentioned that she wasn’t aware of many of the groups that I was referencing. At that point, I realized that information needed to be shared.

A few months later I was at BSidesRoc and heard an incredible keynote by Matt Mitchell: Practical Security: Real World Lessons. In this presentation, Matt talked about a gamut of ways that Information Security professionals could use their skills to help others. He spoke about work that he and other hackers do that has meaning in different ways. I was inspired and started looking for ways that we can use our skills as Digital Forensic professionals to give back.

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  • Posted by: scar
  • Topic: News
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Oxygen Forensics Brings iCloud Extractions Back Online

Thursday, July 19, 2018 (11:52:10)
Oxygen Forensics has released a maintenance update to Oxygen Forensic® Detective v. 10.3.2 to add support within Oxygen Forensic® Cloud Extractor for the latest Apple security standards protecting iCloud account data. Recent changes made by Apple to its security standards halted extractions of data from iCloud accounts by DFIR experts, resulting in incomplete case files in legal proceedings and investigations.

Now, Oxygen Forensics customers using Oxygen Forensic® Detective may fully resume their investigations involving Apple devices and accounts. In addition to support for the latest iCloud protocols, v10.3.2 includes support for iOS 12, currently in testing by a beta community.

Interview With Tina Wu, DPhil Cyber Security Student, University of Oxford

Thursday, July 19, 2018 (09:47:30)
Tina, you're a DPhil student in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford. What was it that first sparked your interest in digital forensics and cyber security?

I first became interested in forensics when in college, I have always had an interest in science and law subjects and found forensic science a good combination of these.

I found the CSI programs fascinating and this encouraged me to take my degree in Forensic Science.

Whilst at university my interest in computing developed when I built my own PC and setup a home network, this prompted me to undertake a master's in Digital Forensics and computer security.

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  • Posted by: scar
  • Topic: News
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Webinar: Using Griffeye Technology To Increase Efficiency And Results

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (14:06:05)
August 28, Griffeye is hosting a webinar on how to create more efficient workflows using the Griffeye Technology. You will learn how to use different techniques and tools to reduce workload and generate better results.

Face Recognition In Griffeye Analyze DI Pro – Now For Both Images And Videos

Monday, July 16, 2018 (13:19:14)
What started as a side project for one of the developers at Griffeye is now a highly appreciated and requested new feature in Griffeye Analyze DI Pro. A month ago Face Recognition for images was introduced – and in the latest release it is now also possible to recognize faces in video material.
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Paraben Release E3 Universal 1.8

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (09:43:09)
Paraben propels forward with the new 1.8 version of the E3 Platform.

Paraben is pleased to release the 1.8 version of the E3 Platform. Paraben’s E3 Platform for digital data intelligence at a forensic-grade level continues to excel in functionality with this new release. The 1.8 release adds exciting new features for the international DFIR community with new localized reporting options in both Spanish and Chinese. In addition, one of the largest additions to this release is the addition of physical support for MediaTek chip-based devices. MediaTek is one of the worlds largest smartphone chip providers and this new enhancement to the E3 Platform not only increases the number of supported device profiles to well over 30,000+, but also shows the dedication of the Paraben team to innovation and global perspective on the mobile processing problems.
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Interview With Alexander Poelma, Director Of Business Development, AccessData

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (07:19:42)
Congratulations on your new position at AccessData! Prior to joining the company, you worked as a Forensic ICT Specialist at Fiscale inlichtingen-en opsporingsdienst (FIOD)—the Dutch agency responsible for investigating potential economic, fiscal and financial fraud nationwide. That must have been fascinating work! Can you describe your focus with the agency and the type of investigations you were managing?

Yes, it was very interesting work. I was with the FIOD for eight and a half years, specializing in supporting the investigations team with their digital investigations. Because of the diversity of the type of investigations, I often helped the teams with more complex digital forensics and assisted with searches at larger companies.

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  • Posted by: scar
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Join The First Ever DFIR Women's Lunch

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (12:15:18)
At the Rhode Island chapter of DFRWS next week, Forensic Focus will be co-hosting a lunch discussion about diversity in forensics alongside our friends at Magnet Forensics.

On Monday 16th July we will get together for 90 minutes at McCormick & Schmick’s to discuss:

- Opportunities to encourage intersectionality in the industry and our workplaces
- Best practices to nurture and support women pursuing careers in DFIR
- Ways to give back to the DFIR community

This is a casual, inclusive lunch that welcomes all who identify as women, as well as their male and nonbinary allies. Register now to join us!
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LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office Relies On AD Lab To Help Prosecute Criminals

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (10:46:37)
In this case study you’ll learn how AccessData’s solutions play a vital role in the investigations of child exploitation cases. Download the case study: https://bit.ly/2lWvjNx