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.
When compared to a typical hard drive, SSDs are totally different in design and functionality...
Within the DFIR and threat intel communities, there has been considerable talk about "TTPs"...
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Advanced Office Password Recovery has been updated with smarter attacks on strong passwords protecting Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 document. The newly added attacks are based on models of human behavior, enabling the recovery of pseudo-random passwords with social engineering-like attacks.
The goal of CrowdResponse is to provide a lightweight solution for incident responders to perform signature detection and triage data collection.
You end up having to talk to a range of people when building out an internal incident response process. It's a natural consequence because the way people did things in the past is changing and these changes will impact the way they do things going forward.
Nuix has announced its philanthropic product Proof Finder has reached a new milestone, raising $150,000 for Room to Read. Room to Read is a global non-profit organization transforming the lives of children across Asia and Africa by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
Back when I was doing PCI exams (while a member of the IBM ISS ERS team), Visa would send us these lists which included file names (no paths) and hashes ... we had to search for them in every exam, so we did.
It has solidified my opinion that to defeat the evil minions trying to steal our data or indeed trying to hide their own, we as a community need to be as collaborative as possible, sharing our knowledge and experience as much as we can.
How are Firefox profile directory names generated? To answer this question, we first have to understand which artifacts we are examining. In this case, we are dealing with Firefox profiles.
Windows 8 introduced a new feature of saving previously searched terms/keywords. I am refering to the Windows Search functionality which moved from the Start-menu in Windows 7 to the Charms bar in Windows 8.
Law-enforcement agencies are increasingly finding ways to unmask users of a popular Web browser designed to hide identities and allow individuals to exist online anonymously.
Deadbolt Forensics has commented on the role that digital forensics has played during the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
Understanding command and control (a.k.a. C2, CnC or C&C), is critical to effectively detect, analyze, and remediate malware incidents. The phrase "command and control," which has its origins in military terminology, refers to the approach an attacker uses to take command of and exercise control over a compromised system.
Now that organizations and the security industry for the most part have accepted the ugly truth that breaches are inevitable and the bad guys are going to find a way to get inside, the new focus is on how you respond to an attack or attack attempt and minimize the damage.
Once a password has been bypassed, an investigator has full access to the computer, allowing them to gather any evidence necessary, including the contents of the DRAM in the system. You can then use a PCI Express or ExpressCard device for memory acquisition.
The world of information security is awash with tools to help security practitioners do their jobs more easily, accurately and productively. Regardless of whether you are responsible for doing PCI audits, network vulnerability assessments, enterprise risk assessments, social engineering, or what have you, there’s a tool for that.
Questions on the topic of coding for digital forensic analysis tend to devolve into a quasi-religious debate over the programming language used, and quite honestly, that detracts from the discussion as a whole.
MediaClone's Computer Forensic Field Acquisition & Analysis platform SuperImager™ Rugged 12in Unit is a very useful tool for field investigators. It is compact, rugged and easy to carry and achieves amazing data acquisition speeds and powerful computation.
The Shylock Trojan is a banking malware that exhibits rootkit characteristics. It leaves very few artifacts on the filesystem and is completely memory resident.
The Application Experience and Compatibility feature ensures compatibility of existing software between different versions of the Windows operating system. The implementation of this feature results in some interesting program execution artifacts that are relevant to Digital Forensic and Incident Response (DFIR).
The US has busted a massive child abuse image ring running on the Darknet's Onion router, aka Tor.
Malaysian investigators — with the help of the FBI — are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, officials said Wednesday.
A new study from Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit reaffirms that cyber crime is a booming business for organized crime groups all over the world.
Have you ever had those times when you’re developing, updating, or when a Metasploit module throws a backtrace on ya, and you’re scratching your head asking yourself, “why me, what’s going on?"
Autopsy 3 is a premier digital forensics platform that has largely been built by engineers at Basis Technology and the open source community to enable fast, thorough, and efficient hard drive investigations that can evolve with your needs.
As organizations brace themselves for another year of heightened cybersecurity threats, a risk much closer to home may pose a greater challenge.
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