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What's Happening In Forensics - Feb 19, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (16:43:42)
Belkasoft now supports checkm8 acquisition.

Cellebrite share a case study showing how extraction of deleted videos can help in criminal investigations.

Peter M. Stewart shares a round-up of Defcon 2019 DFIR CTF.
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Oxygen Forensics Introduces Partnership With Latent Wireless

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (16:15:25)
Oxygen Forensics announces Oxygen Forensics Detective 12.2 update, including import features for Instagram and Facebook warrants, advanced iOS and Android OS extraction capabilities

Oxygen Forensics, a global leader in digital forensics for law enforcement, federal, and corporate clients, today announced versions 12.2 updates to Oxygen Forensics Detective, Powered by JetEngine, the company’s flagship software. This release offers new features that increase functionality for law enforcement and other licensed investigators, assisting them in their mission to make the world safer and protect those who need help.

With this update, Oxygen Forensics introduces a partnership with Latent Wireless, the only software tool available that enables law enforcement to leverage Wi-Fi device signatures as evidence. Available exclusively to law enforcement, Latent Wireless provides investigators with additional avenues to collect evidence through the identification of physical locations of Wi-Fi networks, seamlessly integrated with Oxygen Forensics Detective to generate even deeper granularity when tracking the movements of potential suspects or stolen property.

NIST Tests Forensic Methods For Getting Data From Damaged Mobile Phones

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (15:43:21)
by Richard Press

Criminals sometimes damage their mobile phones in an attempt to destroy evidence. They might smash, shoot, submerge or cook their phones, but forensics experts can often retrieve the evidence anyway. Now, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have tested how well these forensic methods work.

A damaged phone might not power on, and the data port might not work, so experts use hardware and software tools to directly access the phone’s memory chips. These include hacking tools, albeit ones that may be lawfully used as part of a criminal investigation. Because these methods produce data that might be presented as evidence in court, it’s important to know if they can be trusted.

“Our goal was to test the validity of these methods,” said Rick Ayers, the NIST digital forensics expert who led the study. “Do they reliably produce accurate results?”

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What's Happening In Forensics - Feb 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020 (13:53:56)
Heather Mahalik shares some tips for unlocking extra data in iPhone extractions.

Ian Barwise talks about what it's like to be a digital forensic examiner, and looks at some subsets of the career path.

Joseph W. Shaw II discusses why report writing is a critically underrated skill in digital forensics.

Magnet Forensics announce the recipients of their 2019 Scholarship Award.

ADF have created an online lesson for teachers, aiming to help them get their students interested in digital forensics.

Should your company have an in-house digital forensics lab, or outsource it? Paraben share their thoughts.
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The Rise Of Evil HID Devices

Thursday, February 13, 2020 (13:34:00)
Arthur Villeneuve and Franck Bitsch discuss their research at DFRWS EU 2019.

Arthur: Good morning. My name is Arthur, this is Franck. We are going to talk about malicious HID devices. We represent what is HID devices just after. We’re working for a French bank.

The agenda today: we will start with a short introduction about HID devices, and typically the presentation will look at malicious HID devices. We will spend some time on attacker possibilities; Franck is doing the blue team, so the defence side; I am on the red team, so the attacker side. And Franck will use some practical malware forensics on the malicious HID devices, and what information can be extracted from a chip, and finally some takeaways.

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What's Happening In Forensics - Feb 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (12:45:14)
Amped Software demonstrate how to investigate which camera model took a picture using EXIF metadata and JPEG quantization tables.

The call for presentations and workshops is open for DFRWS USA 2020.

Ed Michael reminds us about the importance of taking a break from time to time.
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Techno Security & Digital Forensics 2020 – San Diego March 9-11

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (10:21:12)
From the 9th to the 11th of March 2020, the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference will be running in San Diego, CA. If there are any topics you’d particularly like us to cover, or any speakers you think we should interview, please let us know in the comments.

Below is an overview of the subjects and speakers that will be featured at Techno Security. The conference has four tracks: audit / risk management; forensics; information security; and investigations, along with sponsor demos. Forensic Focus will be concentrating on the digital forensics track throughout the event.

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Amped Replay Update 15666: Further Intuitive Annotation And Enhancement Tools

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (15:22:27)
Amped Software announced the release of another update to Amped Replay, the enhanced video player for investigators, frontline officers, first responders, security personnel and CCTV operators to conduct a quick first level analysis of their video, with easy conversion, correction, redaction and annotation functions.

Version 15666 includes further intuitive annotation and enhancement tools, improvements to the report, and many more new features.

Cut Your Imaging Time In Half With FTK® Imager 4.3

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (15:21:24)
When it comes to forensics, speed is king and the latest release of FTK® Imager, version 4.3 is all about speed; cutting imaging time in half.
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Digital Forensic Challenges In Major Case Law And Global Legislation

Monday, February 10, 2020 (16:52:46)
Christa: Hello and welcome to the Forensic Focus podcast. Monthly we interview experts from the digital forensics and incident response community on a host of topics ranging from technical aspects to career soft skills. I'm your host, Christa Miller.

With me today are three guests. I'm joined by Robert Peters, Senior Cyber and Economic Crime Attorney with the National White Collar Crime Center; Matthew Osteen, Cyber and Economic Crime Attorney also at the NW3C; and Joseph Remy, a New Jersey-based attorney who serves on the NW3C’s judicial and prosecutorial advisory board. Gentlemen, welcome and thank you for joining the show.

Guests: Thanks for having us.

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