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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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