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Interview With Greg Masterson, Technical Sales Engineer, MSAB

Thursday, February 28, 2019 (12:03:31)
What is your background and how did you get started with digital forensics?

In 2002, I had been a police officer in New Jersey for nine years when I joined the Union County High Technology Task Force (HTTF). I came from a detective position so I was immediately tasked with investigating computer crimes and interacting with online predators in an undercover role. HTTF members attended computer forensics courses and completed forensic examinations on laptops, PCs and servers. It was a growing area at the time, so the tools were basic and deep dive analysis was the norm. My assignment lasted over six months and I completed several large scale child pornography trading ring and other high profile cases. In 2003, I was hired as a detective by the Prosecutor’s Office.

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AccessData To Host 2019 User Summit In Las Vegas, April 8-11

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (20:14:33)
Renowned experts in fields of forensics, cybersecurity and digital investigations headline conference for forensics and legal professionals

AccessData Group announced that it will host its 2019 User Summit from April 8-11, at the luxurious Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, Nev.

The AccessData User Summit is the premier gathering for computer and mobile device forensics, e-discovery and litigation support professionals, all assembled at one conference.
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Deep Learning At The Shallow End: Malware Classification For Non-Domain Experts

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (12:17:36)
Oisin Boydell discusses his research at DFRWS US 2018.

Oisin: Good morning, everyone. Can you hear me? My name is Oisin Boydell. I’m from CeADAR, which is the Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research, and that’s at University [00:15]. I’m going to talk about our paper, which we call ‘Deep Learning at the Shallow End: Malware Classification for Non-Domain Experts’.

To give it a context – malware analysis and detection and classification face a number of challenges, and these are related to the huge volume and variation of malware and data that is present. This is very dynamic. Malware is constantly changing, it’s constantly adapting. There’s definitely a cat-and-mouse between malware creators and developers, and tools and approaches to prevent that and analyze that.
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Digital Assistants: The New Eye-Witness

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (11:59:49)
The popularity of virtual digital assistants is growing at a pace never seen; the estimated number of people using digital assistants worldwide is projected to reach 1.8 billion by 2021. These “assistants” make our lives easier and relevant but they also can equate to a serious privacy concern. From issues of assistants recording conversations by error and sending to uninvolved contacts, to documenting and storing all voice commands; investigators as well as users should be privy to the consequences, or evidence. Today, digital assistants are becoming one of the more valuable sources of evidence to investigators and have already been used to solve several noteworthy crimes.
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Webinar: Picture And Video Triage Using Advanced Image Categorization

Monday, February 25, 2019 (19:57:12)
There can be hundreds of thousands of images on digital devices – where does an examiner start? Techniques based on file size, date created, and hash sets are a good start, but are insufficient for the sheer volume of data examiners must sort through. What if investigators could view files with specific types of images first?

Digital Forensics News February 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019 (11:42:06)
Early bird registration for DFRWS EU 2019 ends on the 3rd of March - book your place here.

Magnet Forensics have partnered with Grayshift to offer advanced investigative capabilities on iOS devices.

BlackBag and Image Analyzer are now working together on advanced image categorisation to speed up image and video triage in investigations - find out more in their upcoming webinar.

Oxygen Forensic Detective now supports Parrot drones and uncovers information from BlaBlaCar trips.

BlackBag Technologies have launched a new introductory course: Digital Forensic Basics.
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DFRWS EU Early Bird Registration Ends Soon

Friday, February 22, 2019 (08:41:43)
The Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS) EU chapter will take place in Norway this year. The conference will be held in Oslo from the 24th-26th of April at the National Criminal Investigation Service (KRIPOS).

Early Bird registration means a reduction in the rate you need to pay, and it's only available until the 3rd of March. Book your place here and be sure to register for the dinner and forensic rodeo, too.

Register here
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Forensicating The Apple TV

Thursday, February 21, 2019 (10:28:09)
Mattia: Hello, thank you. First, my presentation will run for the next four hours, so I’m really pleased that you can stay here up to nine o’clock. No, I’m just joking.

I will go very quickly, because I also have 20 minutes, possibly yes. You already played yesterday with the Apple TV, so I will skip some of the basic stuff. You all know what the Apple TV is. There are six models up to now. These models can be identified by a model number, and [00:34] model number that you saw yesterday. As always, in forensics, the first step is to identify what we have in front of us, and the model number, it’s quite easy to find on an iOS device – you can find it on the back of the device. Every model is with ‘A’ and four digits after. This is interesting to… so that you can understand what you can really get from the device.
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Review: Oxygen Forensic Detective From Oxygen Forensics

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (10:05:58)
by Götz Güttich

Oxygen Forensic Detective is software that assists users to extract and analyze data from mobile devices, SIM-cards, storage cards, drones and IoT devices. It is intended to be used by law enforcement, special services, and corporations. We decided to test this tool in our lab to see what features are available and how it performs.

The program allows the bypass of screen locks on Android devices as well as the import of various backups and device images for further investigation. What is more, the examiner has access to more than 60 cloud services, including all of the most widely used applications. Also, the software allows examiners to extract call details, analyze social connections, and see frequently visited places on the map.

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Magnet Forensics And Grayshift Announce Exclusive Partnership

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (07:39:23)
Magnet Forensics and Grayshift enter into an exclusive worldwide technology and distribution partnership.

Magnet Forensics and Grayshift, makers of GrayKey, announce an exclusive global technology and distribution partnership that will allow customers in law enforcement to perform the most comprehensive investigations on iOS devices possible today.

This exclusive partnership allows law enforcement agencies around the world to purchase GrayKey directly from Magnet Forensics. It comes out of a common goal to empower law enforcement agencies to do the important work that they do in protecting the citizens of their community.