Alexa Application -Windows 10 Store

It is difficult to turn down the exciting prospect of having your very own robotic butler in your house! Soaring in popularity, there has been a recent increase in virtual assistant production from leading technology companies like Amazon, Google, and even Facebook. Incredible amounts of forensically-relevant data have already been found on the devices and their... Continue Reading →

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Absence of ‘investigative mindset’ in DFIR

Every organic profession begs the responsibility of staying up-to-date on new trends and expanding one's knowledge as far outward as possible. This is unconditionally true with the health, legal, engineering, and more specifically for our purposes the DFIR, realms. However, a question has been bouncing around in my head, not about this universal truth, but... Continue Reading →

Instagram Forensics -Windows App Store

Instagram is a very popular social media application that allows its users to interact through uploaded photos, videos, and direct messages/chat threads. Used by 1/3 of mobile phone users in the world according to Pew Research Center, there is a potential for Instagram to be relevant in some digital forensic cases. The following are highlighted findings... Continue Reading →

Needle in the Haystack -DF MISCONCEPTIONS PART 1

We are all aware that Digital Forensics, like most other fields, has many misconceptions ingrained in its daily work. The immense separation between the technical knowledge and the general public creates an overwhelming disconnect that I believe should be worked on. With the hopes of closing this separation, here is quick answer to a common... Continue Reading →

DFS #9: What files were recently accessed?

Digital forensic investigators are typically hired to uncover what happened on a digital device. Regardless of what the device is (mobile phone, laptop, server, etc), they will do their best to produce a narrative of past system events. This narrative is often nothing more than an explained timeline of the system. To achieve this, investigators... Continue Reading →

Mac HFS+ System.log Parser

While working on a recent Mac project, I wrote this script that parses the contents of an HFS+ 'system.log' file. The script will take in the provided log file and output an organized database file. Although the newer APFS file system now utilizes unified logging, I figured I would publish this very simple script in... Continue Reading →

DFS #7 Is Anti-Forensics Legal?

We live in a digital world where almost everything we do is being monitored by technology. Our locations are being tracked by our mobile devices, CCTV security cameras are on almost every building, and even our banking is mostly done online. Most people, including myself, are concerned with how much of our personal lives is out... Continue Reading →

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