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Cellular Provider Record Retention Periods

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (14:24:41)
by Patrick Siewert, Principal Consultant, Pro Digital Forensic Consulting

I just returned from a fantastic few days at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 2017 annual conference. I spent 3 days meeting with litigators from all over Virginia about the various ways data can help in their cases. Part of the nuance of operating a digital forensic consultancy is to actively listen and try to drill down exactly how digital forensics and related services can add value in different types of litigation. For example, there is data that is contained on many mobile devices that could serve to be the digital “smoking gun” with regard to distracted driving cases. However, the problem is that when litigation over distracted driving takes place, the data (and likely the device) are long gone because the justice system grinds slowly.

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Webinar: Advanced Windows Artifacts Webinar by BlackBag Technologies

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (12:05:58)
TUESDAY, APRIL 25TH, 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT

Presenters: Bruce Hunter, Forensic Analyst and Instructor
Bob Petrachek, Forensic Analyst and Instructor

Register Now!

Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing crimes with cyber-attacks becoming more sophisticated every day. Criminals take advantage of internet anonymity to harm individuals and organizations.

Learn how to uncover and analyze suspect activities by understanding the forensic capabilities of BlackLight on the Windows operating system. Join us for a free webinar where we will demonstrate how to examine Volume Shadow Copies, Jump Lists, and memory and discuss their impact on your investigations.

Bruce & Bob will also be taking questions at the end of the demonstration. If you are unable to make the webinar, a recording will be available afterwards on our website.

New Release of AccessData’s AD Lab Processes Digital Evidence Four Times Faster

Monday, April 17, 2017 (10:46:01)
AccessData also releases new version of digital forensics software product FTK, which boasts 22% increase in processing speed

AccessData Group, a leading provider of integrated digital forensics and e-discovery software, today announced the release of AD Lab 6.2, a new version of the company’s centralized investigations platform that features increased scalability and is able to process digital evidence four times faster than before.

AD Lab is a large-scale investigations and processing engine that enables computer forensics labs of all sizes to provide their teams with collaborative analysis, centralized case management and web-based review, thereby dramatically streamlining the investigative process.

Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Friday, April 14, 2017 (10:32:56)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

Forum members explain the difference between unallocated and unused space.

How do you format your mobile forensic reports?

Can you help Nirnias with encrypted drive data retrieval?

How do you secure yourself on a WEP network? Share your thoughts on the forum.

What features would you like to see in a new forensic suite?

Forum members discuss the effectiveness of Wiebetech USB write blocker on Windows 7.

Will an i7 CPU or an Intel Xeon do better for mobile phone analysis? Share your thoughts on the forum.

Why are the CMF and System start times different on this Windows 7 machine?

How would you bypass a pattern lock on a Samsung SM-A510F?

Forum members discuss memory dumps using Volatility.
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Interview With Professor Peter Sommer

Thursday, April 13, 2017 (10:06:52)
Peter, tell us a bit about yourself. What is your background and your current role?

I read law at Oxford and had a first career in book publishing. At that time although we all knew what a computer was most of us thought it unlikely that we would ever use one, let alone have so many in our houses that we lost count. I specialized in egg-head non-fiction. One of my authors was a research scientist at the National Physical Laboratory and wanted a guinea pig to see how far an “arts” graduate would cope with a computer. That started me off and fired my imagination. In a move to get a bit of practical electronics knowledge I took the amateur radio license exam, then a more difficult task than it is today.

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Forensic Focus Sponsors Golf Day In Aid Of Childline

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (09:58:03)
On Thursday the 16th of March 2017, Forensic Focus sponsored a golf day for Childline, who provide a free, confidential service to young people who need to talk.

About Childline

Childline’s goal is to help people up to the age of 19 with anything they may need to discuss, whether that is problems at home or school, difficulties with friendships or exams, or any other kind of life stress young people may encounter.

Founded in 1986 by Dame Esther Rantzen, the service merged with the NSPCC in 2006 in order to enable them to help more people and work more closely with other agencies in the augmentation of children’s services in the UK.
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XAMN Spotlight 2.0 Released - Taking Mobile Forensics To The Next Level

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 (09:54:27)
More power, ease of use and scalability

Mobile phones contain more data and information than ever. This has greatly increased the demands placed on the tools used to solve crimes. XAMN Spotlight 2.0 is the next level of mobile forensics; a powerful and intuitive tool that helps investigators find and analyze data faster, more efficiently and expediently. Its’ combination of cutting edge features as well as ease of implementation, gives you an unprecedented performance-vs-investment-ratio, with scalability and flexibility.

Discover the latest XAMN Spotlight 2.0 here.

BlackBag's Mobilyze 2017 R1 Supports iOS 10.3

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (10:17:56)
BlackBag Technologies is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of our mobile device triage tool, Mobilyze 2017 R1. New features added to this version of Mobilyze are designed to enhance the overall Mobilyze user experience and increase the capabilities of Mobilyze to analyze the latest iOS and Android devices. Some of the improvements include:

- Support for Apple iOS 10.3 with encrypted backups
- Support for Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Support for iOS 10 third party applications, such as Kik and WhatsApp
- Improved report generator

Techno Security 2017 – Myrtle Beach 4th – 7th June

Friday, March 24, 2017 (12:58:16)
From the 4th to the 7th of June 2017, Forensic Focus will be attending the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. 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.

Sunday June 4th
Throughout the week, the conference will be split into seven tracks: Audit / Risk Management, Forensics, Information Security, Investigations, Sponsor Product Demos, Cellebrite Lab, and Magnet Forensics Lab. Attendees will be able to dip in and out of each track depending on their interests. Forensic Focus will mainly be following the Forensics and Investigations tracks throughout the conference.

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Oxygen Forensics Used To Teach Students In Capitol Technology University

Thursday, March 23, 2017 (11:28:24)
Oxygen Forensics, a worldwide developer and provider of advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile devices and cloud services, announced today that its flagship product, Oxygen Forensic Detective, is being used by professors teaching digital forensic classes within the BS and MS cybersecurity degree programs at Capitol Technology University in Laurel, Maryland.

“Capitol Technology University’s use of our flagship product in its digital forensic classes is wonderful validation of the robustness of our product and the real-world experience that forensics students achieve by using Oxygen in the classroom,” said Lee Reiber, Oxygen Forensics COO. “We are very proud that Capitol included us in the digital forensic courses as they train the next generation of investigators focused on the new digital landscape.”

An excerpt from Mobile Forensic Investigations: A Guide to Evidence Collection, Analysis, and Presentation, the textbook used by Captiol Technology University for its mobile forensic curriculum, states: