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When No Conclusion Can Be A Conclusion

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (11:18:49)
by James Zjalic

Before CCTV systems were conceived, eye-witness accounts were the only method of identifying a suspect based on their facial features. The pitfalls of this type of identification have been well documented numerous times with regard to the brain’s ability to both forget and modify what a person thinks they witnessed, due to the stress of the situation. It is not surprising therefore that estimations put this method of identification as the greatest factor in wrongful conviction proven by DNA testing.

Facial Comparison, also known as facial mapping, is a field that has seen increased prevalence over the last 20 years due to the proliferation of CCTV cameras in our towns and cities. It has the advantage of not being compromised by stress and the possibility of limiting biases as far as possible. The basic premise is to compare the face of a suspect from a CCTV recording with the face of an individual from a high-quality reference photo (such as a mugshot), to determine the possibility of them being the same person.

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Webinar: The Forensic Kill Chain

Monday, September 04, 2017 (10:57:35)
The Forensic Kill Chain: Often a military concept for the necessary elements for a successful victory in combat, but also used in the computer security model of cyber-attacks. The term can be used for both offensive and defensive missions, but what about in forensics: particularly mobile device forensics? Overlaying a mobile device forensic examination into the "kill chain" can prove to be a blueprint and guide in an area that does not have a set of strict procedures. In this session you will gain information while working a theoretical concept into a real case in an effort to build a forensic kill chain.

Date: Thursday September 7th 2017
Time: 4:00pm BST / 11:00am EST

Presenter: Lee Reiber, COO, Oxygen Forensics

Register here
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Webinar: Information Overload: Navigating Information Risk

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (10:11:50)
A recording of the webinar "Information Overload: Navigating Information Risk, Investigations & Privacy" is now online and available to view here.

Join the forum discussion here.
View the webinar on YouTube here.
Read a full transcript of the webinar here.
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Digital Forensics News August 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (10:32:09)
The Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in San Antonio, TX is fast approaching! Forensic Focus members can enjoy a 30% discount on the registration price using the code FOCUSTX17.

HddSurgery have released new slim sets to deal with ultra slim drives.

DFRWS have published their forensic challenge for 2017-2018, focusing on IoT forensics.

Oxygen Forensic Detective now supports Telegram Cloud, as well as 39 other cloud services.

The latest issue of the Digital Investigation journal has been released.

Atola Technology have released Atola Insight Forensic 4.9.

Magnet Forensics have released a new white paper on Android acquisition methods.

Oleg Skulkin and Scar de Courcier have released the Windows Forensics Cookbook, which helps readers perform investigations on Windows machines.

MobileEDIT from Compelson now includes Phone Copier 4.1 for Android, allowing complete backups of Android devices.
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Book Your Place At Techno Security Texas And Receive A 30% Discount

Monday, August 28, 2017 (15:14:30)
The Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in San Antonio, TX is fast approaching! The event will run from the 18th-20th of September 2017 and will be split into several tracks, including Forensics, Information Security, Investigations and Audit / Risk Management.

Forensic Focus readers can enjoy a 30% discount on the price of registration by using the code FOCUSTX17 when registering for the event.

To find out more and book your place, visit the Techno Security website.
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Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Monday, August 28, 2017 (12:59:40)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

Forum members discuss how to use Kali to recover deleted files from an SD card.

Can you suggest a good tool for cloud email forensics?

How would you extract data from a Bluetooth credit card skimmer?

Forum members discuss INDX records in the NTFS MFT.

Can you help rcwi extract data from this camera?

Jpickens is running a poll to see what members’ day-to-day tasks look like.

How large a problem is people’s overestimation of forensic techniques? Add your thoughts in the forum.
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Ultra Slim Drives - A New Challenge For Computer Forensics

Monday, August 28, 2017 (10:57:48)
Seagate ultra slim drive is the newest generation of portable hard drives. Its very thin design, at just 9.6mm, a relatively large storage area, going up to 2TB, and a fast data transfer maximum of 120MB/s make it one of the most popular portable drives today.

Alongside the new Seagate drive is also the Western Digital ultra slim drive. This is an even thinner drive, with 5mm thickness it lives up to the name ultra slim.

These drives can have a storage up to 2TB, the same as Seagate, its RPM is 5400, which is very high considering the size of the drive, and it can operate in the temperature interval of 0° C to 60° C.

Oxygen Forensic Detective 9.5 Now Supports 40 Clouds With Addition Of Telegram

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 (14:06:03)
Oxygen Forensics, a worldwide developer and provider of advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile devices and cloud services, announced today that it now supports data extraction from 40 different cloud services with the addition of Telegram cloud for its flagship Oxygen Forensic® Detective 9.5 product.

Magnet Forensics Announces Magnet AXIOM Cloud

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 (16:46:34)
AXIOM Cloud will Offer Data Extraction for Cloud-Based Services

AXIOM to Become the Most Comprehensive, Integrated Digital Investigation Platform


Magnet Forensics, a global leader in developing forensic software for digital examinations, has announced it will add support for cloud evidence recovery and examination as a standalone product or an add-on to its premier platform Magnet AXIOM. Magnet AXIOM will now be the most comprehensive, integrated investigative platform for digital forensics.

The addition of cloud as a source for evidence will allow examiners to gather all digital evidence associated with a case and examine it all-in-one, integrated together, whether the evidence lived on a smartphone, the cloud, a computer, a USB drive, other removable media, or even IoT-related devices.

Physical Imaging Of A Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone Running Android 7.0

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 (14:12:38)
by Oleg Skulkin & Igor Shorokhov

The release of Android Nougat has brought new challenges to mobile forensic examiners: the smartphones running this version most likely have encrypted partitions with users’ data, their bootloaders are locked and classic custom recovery acquisition, which is widely used especially for Samsung smartphones, may not work anymore. But thankfully, things are not always this bad for the examiners. From time to time we find some interesting and original ways to extract data on the physical level from the smartphones we examine. And of course it’s very important to share the knowledge, so we decided to show you a way to perform a physical acquisition of a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone running Android 7.0.

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