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 →

Netflix -Windows 10 Appstore Forensics

Along my hunt for useful forensic data stored within everyday Windows 10 store applications, I decided to take a look at the popular application "Netflix". Although the locally stored data I found doesn't necessarily have adequate standalone forensic use, some user-action related data does exist. Findings:The Windows 10 store application 'Netflix' can be found under a... 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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