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.
A range of crucial satellite systems manufactured by some of the world’s biggest government...
There are multiple techniques for comparing the code of two binaries, where none or only partial...
Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria's mayor have raided a home, seizing computers and phones and hauling several people in to be questioned.
One question we've received is why we didn't just reissue and revoke all SSL certificates as soon as we got word about the Heartbleed vulnerability? The answer is that the revocation process for SSL certificates is far from perfect and imposes a significant cost on the Internet's infrastructure.
Nationwide arts and crafts chain Michaels Stores Inc. said today that two separate eight-month-long security breaches at its stores last year may have exposed as many as 3 million customer credit and debit cards.
I had a VM that was suspended. I needed to see the most recent version of the filesystem. Upon mounting the base .vmdk file, I was presented with the filesystem that existed before the snapshot was taken.
The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.
A 19-year-old Canadian student has been arrested for breaching the systems of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and extracting Social Insurance Numbers of some 900 taxpayers. It is believed that he was able to do so by exploiting the infamous Heartbleed bug.
As the dust begins to settle on the Heartbleed bug, developers in the open source community are digging deeper into what really went wrong in OpenSSL to cause the encryption software to be exposed to leaking information and digital keys.
Shady stock trades are nothing new to Henry Pontell, UC Irvine professor of criminology, law & society and sociology. What’s changed isn’t the scam but the artist: In this digital age, the criminal mastermind is often a mere child.
Sweetie looks much like other unfortunate young Filipinas. But unlike her peers, Sweetie is a computer-generated avatar created by a Dutch non-profit group seeking to unmask sexual predators on the Internet.
Four black brick towers search upwards to an empty grey sky. Mounted security cameras watch on balefully. If it weren’t for all the cheery cyclists passing by, some with surfboards in hand, alleviating the unfaltering graveness of the place, Europol’s headquarters would strike any visitor as some post-apocalyptic Mordor.
The Certified Cyber Forensics Professional is the only global standard currently available for assessing experienced digital forensics professionals’ mastery of the discipline. Originally only available for the U.S. and South Korea, the credential has been developed for the European legal environment.
When I started my pilgrimage into mobile forensics, I did so with the goal of providing the law enforcement community with the tools and training that would assist investigators in extracting relevant data from cell phones.
Some cyber criminals build massive botnets to use unsuspecting endpoints for spam, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, or large-scale click fraud. With the aid of banking Trojans, other cyber criminals create smaller, specialized botnets that focus on stealing bank credentials and credit card information.
Coverage of the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance program that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday follows a tradition of bucking the U.S. government on matters of secret intelligence.
The catastrophic Heartbleed security bug that has already bitten Yahoo Mail, the Canada Revenue Agency, and other public websites also poses a formidable threat to end-user applications and devices, including millions of Android handsets, security researchers warn.