Wednesday, February 29, 2012

viaForensics releases 10 Android YAFFS2 images

The YAFFS2 file system is widely used in Android devices, but to date has not been supported by the leading open source forensic toolkit, The Sleuth Kit, commonly known as TSK. viaForensics has undertaken development to integrate YAFFS2 file system support in TSK and while the YAFFS2 analysis tools are still in development has created and verified multiple YAFFS2 images for educational purposes...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

What is it like being a digital forensics investigator?

A little bit of fun before the weekend...

Thanks to everyone who entered the "What is it like being a digital forensics investigator?" competition and congratulations to Infern0 for the winning entry - watch the video here!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Another Judge Rules Encryption Passphrase not Testimonial Under Fifth Amendment Analysis

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I previously discussed, on a bar association section blog in 2007 and 2009, the case of In re Boucher, where a U.S. judge for the District of Vermont ruled that requiring a criminal defendant to produce an unencrypted version of his laptop’s hard-drive, which was believed to contain child pornography, did not constitute compelled testimonial communication. The circuit court appeal in Boucher was dropped, but a new case has surfaced in the U.S. Court for the District of Colorado, United States v. Fricosu. There, a bank fraud defendant’s home was searched pursuant to a warrant, and a computer seized which held encrypted files. Further, Defendant provided evidence indicating her ownership computer, that she knew it was encrypted, and that it contained inculpatory evidence...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Interview with Yuri Gubanov, Founder of Belkasoft

Yuri is the founder of Belkasoft, an independent software vendor specializing in computer forensics and system software for the Windows and Mac OS platforms.

Yuri, can you tell us something about your background and who you are?

I have a degree in mathematics and software engineering. I graduated with honors from St-Petersburg State University, Mathematical and Mechanical faculty. This is one of the oldest and best universities in the second largest city in Russia, famous for its white nights in June when you can even read at night being outside...

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Forensic Focus site redesign

A short advance warning that I'm planning to make some changes to the site design this evening. There won't be any major changes, just a refresh to give what I hope will be a cleaner, more professional look with somewhat less clutter than we have at the moment.

As a result of the above, expect the site to be offline for a few hours starting at around 7PM GMT (I'll try and keep downtime to a minimum).