This is the second blog post in a series of five about recovering third-party mobile chat applications for your digital forensics investigations. With over 150 million users worldwide, Kik Messenger [...]
Malware is an important consideration for examiners working on traditional computer forensic cases. Malware can add complexity to a case, but in some instances, it actually can help investigators. Like any other piece of data, malware can be used as a clue within a forensic examination.
This paper explores how a marketing tool can be used in forensic analysis. It offers an in-depth look at the internal workings of Google Analytics cookies, and compares and contrasts them with standard HTTP cookies. The focus then turns to the significant forensic implications of this often-overlooked artifact.
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In 2012 we published an article called “Why SSD Drives Destroy Court Evidence, and What Can Be Done About It,” back then SSD self-corrosion, TRIM, and garbage collection were little known and poorly understood phenomena. In 2014, the situation looks different. We now know things about SSD drives that allow forensic specialists to obtain information from them despite the obstacles.
In mid-September, Apple rolled out iOS 8 for users of the more recent models of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. Among many changes was a statement from Apple CEO Tim Cook that Apple would no longer assist law enforcement agencies in unlocking iPhones and iPads. Actually, Apple’s
A key factor in placing any person at the scene of a crime is obtaining evidence that can place an identified suspect as it relates to the scene of the crime. Previously discussed methods of physical surveillance and obtaining records are usually the best evidence of placing a suspect at a specific place and at a specific time, but as most investigations involve reacting to incidents, this may not be always possible.
by Chet Hosmer When examining ASCII text data during a forensic investigation, it is often useful to extract proper names and then rank those proper names by the highest number of occurrences. The Python language has built-in capabilities that will … Continue reading →
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