DFIR News

By Sunny Hoi
  • Forensic Focus - 8 April 2020, 2:19 pm

    Apple takes privacy, security, and encryption very seriously. While the latest improvements in macOS and iOS security help users to keep their data safe, they also create additional challenges for forensic examiners. All the latest Apple computers are protected with the Apple T2 Chip that provides an additional layer of hardware-based encryption, making it difficult to access APFS disks in a forensically sound way. We are excited to announce extended support for macOS with the release of a beta version of Passware Kit Forensic for Mac.Read More

  • Forensic Focus - 8 April 2020, 2:17 pm

    We are happy to announce the release of XRY 9.0, XAMN 5.0 and XEC 6.0. These new product releases will help you and your organization extract and analyze mobile evidence and intelligence faster and easier than ever. WATCH THE RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS TRY XRY FREE FOR 30 DAYSRead More

  • Forensic Focus - 7 April 2020, 12:35 pm

    Magnet Forensics is proud to announce the availability of Magnet OUTRIDER — a new way to help you quickly find CSAM to prioritize or flag devices for additional examination. In addition to previewing material, OUTRIDER can help you by empowering Investigators on your team by quickly identifying apps on a suspect’s device and giving your team real-time intel for interviews. Magnet OUTRIDER can help you get a head start on your examinations, by helping you see which devices to prioritize when back at the lab and what to look for when beginning the exam. Try it free for 30 days!Read More

  • Forensic Focus - 2 April 2020, 12:40 pm

    As more employees are required to work from home, we’ve heard from our customers that they need the ability to remotely collect data from Mac systems without having to send MacQuisition hardware to someone’s home. In order to help our customers in this unique time, BlackBag is making a new software only option available to MacQuisition customers for a limited time. Below we’ve answered some common questions about this new functionality. In addition, below is an easy to use how-to guide for the person running the application and completing the collection. Read MoreRead More

  • Forensic Focus - 2 April 2020, 12:27 pm

    Oxygen Forensics, a global leader in digital forensics for law enforcement, federal, and corporate clients, today announced the release of Oxygen Forensic® Detective (12.3), the company’s flagship software. In addition to providing customers with a number of powerful new features, the release also makes Oxygen Forensic® Detective the first and only digital forensics platform to offer physical bypass support for Huawei devices running Android OS 10.Read More

  • Forensic Focus - 1 April 2020, 11:31 am

    Global software company Nuix (www.nuix.com) and MSAB, a pioneer in mobile device forensic examination, today announced a new integration for transferring mobile device data from MSAB XAMN to Nuix Workstation for analysis alongside other devices and digital evidence sources.Read More

  • Forensic Focus - 31 March 2020, 12:00 pm

    Magnet AXIOM 3.11 is now available to download within AXIOM or over at the Magnet Forensics Customer Portal. AXIOM 3.11 brings you new Device Identifiers — with device information like IP addresses and camera serial numbers — as well as support for .dar files from Cellebrite Advanced services and a number of new and updated artifacts, like Signal and Apple Pay. If you haven’t tried AXIOM yet, request a free 30-day trial here.Read More

  • Forensic Focus - 30 March 2020, 10:28 am

    In the last two months, Atola Technology has come out with three firmware updates for Atola Taskforce forensic imager! Each of the releases contained a key feature: 2020.1 introduced target drive encryption, 2020.2 allowed imaging to a segmented E01 file and finally 2020.3 features segmented hashing. “These features were among the most anticipated by our customers and help further enhance evidence acquisition, verification, and storage process,” says Atola’s CTO Vitaliy Mokosiy. “While target encryption allows for secure image preservation and transportation, segmented E01 files are easier to create and store, and segmented hashing ensures image verification even if the evidence…Read More

  • Forensic Focus - 27 March 2020, 1:27 pm

    Apple’s ever-changing features and updates can make it hard to keep up with the latest changes to the file system and understand how it impacts your investigations.Read More

  • Forensic Focus - 26 March 2020, 2:47 pm

    Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums. What tools would you recommend for MacOS remote forensic collection? Can you help CopyRight with a question about internal hard disk removal logs? How would you process an external WD HD with WD Smartware VCD? Can you help mhibert to bypass a Windows 10 password? How can you tell whether a Skype call was made using video or audio?Read More