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Nuix 6.2

April 24, 2015 8:09 am | Nuix | Product Releases | Comments

Nuix 6.2 is a major release of the Nuix Engine, our eDiscovery and Investigator products, and our Director and Web Review & Analytics web applications. It includes a vast range of new features and capabilities that will benefit all Nuix customers and partners.

DeepCode Tool Detects Software Flaws Before Release

March 19, 2015 8:08 am | by Charlie Osborne | Blogs | Comments

A new tool funded by DARPA promises to detect flaws in software before release to the general...

Forensic Analysis of SQLite Databases: Free Lists, Write Ahead Log, Unallocated Space and Carving

March 17, 2015 8:57 am | by David Makeev, Nikita Timofeev, Oleg Afonin and Yuri Gubanov | Articles | Comments

SQLite is a popular database format that is used extensively. Both iOS and Android employ SQLite...

Software Spots Online Child Sex Abuse

March 12, 2015 9:27 am | by Tilburg University | News | Comments

In cooperation with children's rights organization Terre des Hommes, in upgrading Sweetie 1.0,...

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After listening to colleagues for years and exploring it further, Jonathan Grier saw how pressing the need was for technology like his. Although the NIJ was the organization that bridged the gap between idea and practical application for his technology, i

The Possible Put Into Digital Forensic Practice With Grier Technology

February 18, 2015 12:44 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

After listening to colleagues for years and exploring it further, Jonathan Grier saw how pressing the need was for technology like his. Although the NIJ was the organization that bridged the gap between idea and practical application for his technology, it was another agency that saw its possibility.

Depending upon the nature of investigations, timely forensic examinations normally can expedite the apprehension of suspects. The use of a triage tool can identify the most likely evidentiary data sources. Ideally, the relevant evidence should then be sea

Streamlining the Digital Forensic Workflow: Part 3

February 17, 2015 1:12 pm | by John J. Barbara | Digital Forensics Consulting, LLC | Articles | Comments

Depending upon the nature of investigations, timely forensic examinations normally can expedite the apprehension of suspects. The use of a triage tool can identify the most likely evidentiary data sources. Ideally, the relevant evidence should then be seamlessly exported and analyzed in-depth by another comprehensive forensic tool which can provide indexing and detailed analysis.

In the second part of our discussion about the benefits of government contracts to digital forensic investigation, Forensic Magazine talks to Jonathn Grier, principle of Grier Forensics. Grier's sifting technology speeds the investigation of computer hard

Grier Forensics Sifts Through the Data

February 11, 2015 12:31 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

In the second part of our discussion about the benefits of government contracts to digital forensic investigation, Forensic Magazine talks to Jonathan Grier, principle of Grier Forensics. Grier's sifting technology speeds the investigation of computer hard drives by pinpointing usable data — the data important to a case. In this part, we find out from Jonathan Grier how this technology works.

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It is often the case that the spur to innovation in America takes the form of a government solicitation. As an instrument of the people, the government gives power to the those that develop ideas and tools that benifit everyone. Forensic tools are no exce

Government Contract to Grier Forensics Speeds-Up Digital Investigation

February 9, 2015 11:54 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

It is often the case that the spur to innovation in America takes the form of a government solicitation. As an instrument of the people, the government gives power to the those that develop ideas and tools that benefit everyone. Forensic tools are no exception. To this end, Forensic Magazine spoke with Martin Novak, Program Manager at NIJ, and Jonathan Grier, principle of Grier Forensics, about Grier's recent contract award.

Nuix will include powerful email threading capabilities at no additional cost in the upcoming 6.2 release of its eDiscovery software. This makes Nuix a viable long-term alternative for Equivio users who are concerned that Microsoft may discontinue the pro

Nuix Safe Bet against Equivio's Uncertain Future

February 3, 2015 11:02 am | Nuix | News | Comments

Nuix will include powerful email threading capabilities at no additional cost in the upcoming 6.2 release of its eDiscovery software. This makes Nuix a viable long-term alternative for Equivio users who are concerned that Microsoft may discontinue the product after finalizing its acquisition of the company.

Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry's most popular mobile apps could put officers' lives in danger from woul

Sheriffs Want Popular Police-tracking App Disabled

January 27, 2015 8:08 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry's most popular mobile apps could put officers' lives in danger from would-be police killers who can find where their targets are parked.

Forensic Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best Forensic Products of the Year celebrate excellence in product design and performance for tools, equipment, and materials used in all areas of forensic investigation and analysis. A panel of Forensic

Best Forensic Products of 2014

December 15, 2014 8:44 am | by Rebecca Waters | Articles | Comments

Forensic Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best Forensic Products of the Year celebrate excellence in product design and performance for tools, equipment, and materials used in all areas of forensic investigation and analysis. A panel of Forensic subscribers selected the products that they found to be most effective and trusted in their work. Congratulations to our winners!

It has now reached the point that it is no longer practical for an examiner to forensically analyze each and every piece of evidence. Depending upon the alleged crime, often the incriminating evidence can be found in an e-mail, a document, the browser his

Streamlining the Digital Forensic Workflow: Part 1

October 15, 2014 8:51 am | by John J. Barbara | Articles | Comments

It has now reached the point that it is no longer practical for an examiner to forensically analyze each and every piece of evidence. Depending upon the alleged crime, often the incriminating evidence can be found in an e-mail, a document, the browser history, an SMS, or some other source. This leads to the obvious conclusion that examiners are going to need a new approach to streamline their workflow.

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Streamlining the Digital Forensic Workflow: Part 2

September 30, 2014 5:18 pm | by John J. Barbara | Digital Forensics Consulting, LLC | Articles | Comments

Often an examiner will analyze all the digital media only to determine that the probative data was limited to a browser’s history file, an e-mail, a document, the mobile devices’ logs, or an inappropriate graphic video or picture. Finding the critical probative data faster in a cost effective manner while reducing or eliminating case backlogs is going to require a more efficient methodology.

Civil Air Patrol officials say cell phone forensics have helped authorities narrow the search area for a missing small airplane which hasn't been seen since leaving the Headland airport in Henry County, Alabama.

Cell Phone Forensics Helps Narrow Search for Missing Plane

September 19, 2014 1:12 pm | by Matt Elofson, Dothan Eagle | News | Comments

Civil Air Patrol officials say cell phone forensics have helped authorities narrow the search area for a missing small airplane which hasn't been seen since leaving the Headland airport in Henry County, Alabama.           

Solid State Drives: Part 7

August 27, 2014 8:12 am | by John J. Barbara | Digital Forensics Consulting, LLC | Articles | Comments

SSDs have been in use since the 1950s. When compared to a conventional HDD, they are totally different in architecture and functionality. These differences offer many advantages such as no moving parts, having low random access times, and being shock and vibration resistant. However, their architecture and functionality creates some difficult issues to deal with pertaining to their forensic analysis. 

Talk Forensics - Investigations in the Cloud

July 14, 2014 8:55 am | Videos | Comments

The software and data for cloud applications are stored on servers owned by a third party and not local to the user. As such, they are not under the end user's control—a key requirement in traditional network forensics, where the examiner has either physical control over the network, or can take control by installing a piece of code on the computer to be examined.

Solid State Drives: Part 6

June 25, 2014 8:29 am | by John J. Barbara | Digital Forensics Consulting, LLC | Articles | Comments

When compared to a typical hard drive, SSDs are totally different in design and functionality which leads to some difficult issues to deal with pertaining to their forensic analysis. The SSD’s use of flash memory for data storage rather than rotating magnetic discs is the cause of the forensic issues.

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In order to effectively investigate crimes involving social media, it is imperative that law enforcement understand “how” social media is stored, “where” such information is stored and found, and “how” to obtain such information using forensically sound p

Book Excerpt: Social Media Investigation for Law Enforcement

June 18, 2014 8:33 am | by By Joshua Brunty and Katherine Helenek | Elsevier | Articles | Comments

In order to effectively investigate crimes involving social media, it is imperative that law enforcement understand “how” social media is stored, “where” such information is stored and found, and “how” to obtain such information using forensically sound procedures. Social media requires a different mind-set to traditional investigative and current forensic methodologies. 

Talk Forensics - Validating Your Tools

May 19, 2014 4:28 pm | Videos | Comments

This edition will look at forensic tool validation. Myriad tools exist for the examination of digital evidence. These tools automate many of the tedious forensic processes and allow you to perform investigations more efficiently, but it is important that you not take these tools for granted.

Complex Criminal Networks Detected with Mobile Phone Data

April 17, 2014 12:19 pm | by Indiana Univ. Bloomington | News | Comments

A researcher is using network science and a connected society to fight crime. Data produced by dynamical relationships is integrated into a statistical framework using algorithms that can model connectivity between individual “players,” laying out the multiple relationships into a network representation.

The Mobile Device in the Big Data World

March 26, 2014 2:15 pm | Webinars

Big Data is the new norm in today’s world. It is extremely challenging to capture, store, analyze and visualize. Dealing with digital data coming from computers, servers and networks is challenging enough without introducing data from mobile devices. In today's landscape, if you are not already dealing with data from mobile devices, especially smart mobile devices, you are missing much of this "Big Data picture". 

Expansion of a Cheminformatic Database of Spectral Data for Forensic Chemists and Toxicologists

December 30, 2013 11:34 am | by Peter Stout, Katherine Moore, Megan Grabenauer and Jeri Ropero-Miller, NIJ | News | Comments

A new ForensicDB project sought to expand ForensicDB's capacity for user traffic and database queries, increase associate curators' participation, and further develop software automation to better manage the records submitted.         

Case Assessment Tool

November 19, 2013 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tracks Inspector, an early case assessment tool which simplifies the investigation of digital forensic evidence, is now available to the UK public sector via the Government’s CloudStore, part of the G-Cloud framework. 

Solid State Drives: Part 2

August 28, 2013 5:49 am | by John J. Barbara | Articles | Comments

One commonality between a typical hard drive and an SSD is that they both store data. However, the way in which they do so is totally different. To fully comprehend how SSDs function, it is necessary to understand SSD terminology. Doing so will also provide insight into the “pitfalls” of their forensic examination.

Mozilla Firefox Forensics: Part 4

April 12, 2013 7:03 am | by John J. Barbara | Articles | Comments

Firefox (version 16.0.2) typically includes twelve SQLite databases, each of which performs a different function such as to store bookmarks, cookies, places visited, searches, and so forth.

Mozilla Firefox Forensics: Part 3

February 12, 2013 12:38 pm | by John J. Barbara | Articles | Comments

The majority of potential forensic information from Firefox does not reside in the Windows Registry, but rather in two directories located in the individual User account(s).

Dropbox Decryption and Web Video Recovery

January 24, 2013 7:00 pm | Forensic Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

With a strong commitment to helping law enforcement, military, government, and corporate organizations recover data from a broad range of Internet-related communications, Magnet Forensics (formerly JADsoftware) has unveiled v5.8 of its INTERNET EVIDENCE FINDER

Mozilla Firefox Forensics: Part 2

December 20, 2012 7:01 am | by John J. Barbara | Articles | Comments

The most prevalent software applications in use today are probably Web browsers. Although browsers are complex software applications, they have common functionality regarding their main components.

Social Media and the Changing Role of Investigators

December 20, 2012 6:24 am | by Benjamin Wright | Articles | Comments

Investigative methods when collecting evidence from social media vary substantially from traditional digital forensic techniques creating new legal and procedural challenges.

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