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 →

Microsoft HxStore.hxd (email) Research

Possible additional Windows Live Mail message location? Up until Windows 10, you could find email-related files with the extension ".EML".  These files presented the opportunity for email forensics. Once the new iteration of the Windows OS came about, it started storing files in alternative ways. It was found that a user's Windows Live Mail (I'll... Continue Reading →

Entering the World of Digital Forensics

It is difficult to deny that everyone has had a dream in their life they wish they had pursued. Dream jobs, dream lifestyles, dream hobbies, or even dream holiday meals (buffets, yumm!) are with us even as children. Often, the biggest problem is that people never take the crucial first step of actually stepping on... Continue Reading →

My Cross-Country DF Summer Experience

DF internship across the country at 20: This summer I had the privilege of working alongside the outstanding digital forensic team at Califorensics in Sacramento, California. Originally from Buffalo, New York and attending college in Burlington, Vermont, meant I was now able to experience an entire other side of the country with this opportunity. My... Continue Reading →

Facebook Messenger -Windows App Store Forensics

     If you have ever performed mobile forensics, chances are you've come across Facebook's Messenger app. For those of you unfamiliar, Facebook decided to better handle their traffic [and business model] by creating the standalone "Messenger" application for all non-browser direct messages. The app reached a billion users in 2017 and has been steadily... Continue Reading →

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