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The all new Secure View 4 cell phone forensic software is available for a free download throughout the entire month of June! This will be a working version of the software, allowing users access to one of the most advanced cell phone forensic products on the market. Now Investigators can break the case, not their budget with advanced mobile forensic software.Posted: 28 May 2015
by Oleg Afonin, Danil Nikolaev and Yuri Gubanov
In our previous article, we talked about acquiring tablets running Windows 8 and 8.1. In this publication, we will talk about the acquisition of Windows computers – desktops and laptops. This class of devices has their own share of surprises when it comes to acquisition.
The obvious path of acquiring a Windows PC has always been “pull the plug, take the disk out, connect to an imaging device and collect evidence”. Sound familiar? Well, in today’s connected world things do not work quite like that.
In this article, we will have a look at measures the investigator has to take before taking the disk out, and even before pulling the plug, review Windows security measures and how they can work in combination with the computer’s hardware.
Read MorePosted: 26 May 2015
Philipp, you presented a paper at DFRWS about robustness and resilience in digital forensics laboratories. Could you briefly outline your research for our readers?
The main focus of our research is on identifying the key elements of resilience and robustness in digital forensics frameworks. In this paper, we aimed to identify the elements that allow an organization with digital forensic capabilities to adapt to change in a controlled and managed way; one of the main questions was how organisations can sustain their digital forensics capabilities and stay agile within controlled boundaries when dealing with new technological advances, new modi operandi, staff turnover, etc., while at the same time minimizing the risk of non-conformity i.e. ensuring that the basic principles of police work are maintained while adapting to a changing environment.
Read MorePosted: 26 May 2015
Date: Tuesday May 26, 2015
Time: 7am PT/10am ET/2pm GMT/3pm BST
Presenter: Tatiana Pankova, Marketing Manager, Oxygen Forensics
Learn how to uncover a suspect or victim’s activities with timeline, communication and location data. Discover how investigators can track user locations, build and map their historic routes, and clearly see all activities performed by the user at each location. Learn how to discover social connections between the users of multiple mobile devices and produce charts and tables revealing the user’s closest circle at a glance. Find out what information mobile devices can hide about the device owner and what data can be uncovered which might otherwise be overlooked.
Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6044973458626959618Posted: 25 May 2015
Wood County Prosecutor Jason Wharton said computer crime related to harassment or abuse of individuals via social media is a developing and relatively new area of law.
“As technology changes and the way people use that technology changes, legislatures must address whether amendments are necessary to address the technological changes,” he said.
Presently, as it relates to harassment or abuse of an individual, many of the remedies available to a victim are civil in nature.
“There are, however, some limited contexts in which actions taken or statements made in social media may constitute a criminal offense under the laws of the State of West Virginia,” Wharton said.
The West Virginia Computer Crime and Abuse Act makes it unlawful for a person to use a computer, mobile phone, personal digital assistant or other electronic communication device to threaten to commit a crime against any person or property.
Read (News And Sentinel)Posted: 25 May 2015
Nearly two-thirds of respondents to Cellebrite’s 2015 mobile forensics trends survey rated “important” the ability to extend mobile evidence collection capabilities into the field. The reasons are many: the costs of overtime, outsourcing, and even human errors are mounting, while lab service delivery times diminish.
Improving investigators’ ability to make decisions about their cases, including whether they need to escalate mobile evidence to a forensic lab at all, is the focus for many organizations in both law enforcement and the private sector. This focus reflects a need for in-field mobile device forensic solutions that span field locations: both stationary kiosks at satellite offices or stations, and mobile data extraction devices.Posted: 22 May 2015
Unlock the Intelligence of Mobile Forensic Data in the Field
Cellebrite is pleased to announce the launch of its new UFED InField Kiosk, a key component to the UFED Field Series. Leveraging the trusted UFED Platform, the UFED InField Kiosk extends basic logical extraction and analysis capabilities to first responders and detectives, allowing users to quickly view, qualify and act on potential evidence – all while ensuring strict access control and data management.
Designed specifically with field personnel in mind, the UFED InField Kiosk features an intuitive interface which makes extracting and analyzing live device data simple. Whether located at a police station, border check point or airport, this fully networked solution delivers the actionable intelligence necessary to focus forensic examinations, reduce device backlogs and shorten case cycle times.Posted: 22 May 2015
Elena, you co-founded ReclaiMe; could you tell us a bit about what made you decide to start the company?
Data recovery is our family business. Initially my sister and her husband were involved in data recovery. Then I became a part of the team. If someone long ago had said that I would do this, I would probably have laughed. However, at this point I associate myself only with this business. No wonder they say that life is unpredictable.
What does your day to day role entail? Which aspects do you find the most challenging, and the most rewarding?
Every working day starts with the support. Basically it includes some routine questions, like differences in licenses, software activation, and so on. However, sometimes we face the complex cases that cannot be resolved quickly.
Read MorePosted: 22 May 2015