What if a ransomware variant decided to demand a subscription style payment?
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 →
Unabridged and vastly underestimated, often is the potentially dense quality of indirect digital forensic data. Sometimes the most prime sources of information lays not within an event's data, but the data that is produced --about-- the data. What is Metadata and why is it important? The shorthand answer: Metadata is informational data/statistics/descriptors of other pieces of... Continue Reading →
Is it alright if my company's IT employees perform initial forensic work so I can save money? Review what the best practice is.
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 →
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 →
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 →
Quick, how do I find all user accounts on a Windows PC and their login count? Sometimes you might need to find what user accounts exist on a system, and other times it could just help narrow down your work. Regardless, it is always beneficial to know as much case background information as... Continue Reading →