The 10 Minute Guide to Forensics and Virtualization (Ubuntu/VBox style)

There are many virtualization solutions available, including both commercial and non-commercial ones. One of the best known is VMWare which offer a full suite of products ranging for their free VMWare Player to fully redundant enterprise solutions. Another software giant in the virtualization game is Microsoft which offers desktop (Virtual PC) through enterprise (Hyper-V) solutions (and many in between). On the Apple platform, there are two primary options are VMWare’ Fusion product and Parallels suite of products. And on the Linux side, there are a number of options include KVM, Xen and VirtualBox. Continue reading The 10 Minute Guide to Forensics and Virtualization (Ubuntu/VBox style)

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5 Reasons for Digital Forensic Examiners to Use Content Marketing

For the Issue 3 (May 2010) of Digital Forensics magazine’s newsletter, I posted a short article about content marketing, the best way to share your expertise with clients and prospects alike. Here, I want to go into more detail about each of the five points I raised. Continue reading 5 Reasons for Digital Forensic Examiners to Use Content Marketing

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Big problems for AT&T with Apple Data Breach

A massive breach of data security by AT&T’s has exposed some very high profile users’ email addresses and contact information from the celebrity hotlist of Apple’s select early-adopter iPad 3G users. An in-depth report by Ryan Tate (Valleywag) says, “The specific information exposed in the breach included subscribers’ email addresses, coupled with an associated ID used to authenticate the subscriber on AT&T’s network, known as the ICC-ID. ICC-ID stands for integrated circuit card identifier and is used to identify the SIM cards that associate a mobile device with a particular subscriber.” Continue reading Big problems for AT&T with Apple Data Breach

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Apple iPhone 4 to be released on 24th June

I must admit, I was getting a little tired of my iPhone 3GS as it drops the network connection from time to time, and has cause a few of my audio book downloads to fail; and after getting my iPad and seeing what’s possible with the OS, I was seriously considering a different phone. However, now that Apple has announced the iPhone 4 will be available across the world (US, UK France, Germany and Japan) on the 24th June, and pre-orders can be taken with service providers from the 15th, I must admit I’m now torn. Continue reading Apple iPhone 4 to be released on 24th June

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Net Nanny, the Digital Economy Bill and Moving to Brazil

On Monday, Panorama (BBC current affairs programme) screened an interesting show on the new legislation for Internet policing and anti copyright theft known as the Digital Economy Bill. Keith Cottenden of CY4OR (forensics firm in the UK) was interviewed and talked about the pitfalls that UK citizens now face when doing innocuous things such as making copies of their CDs (maybe for your kids) or using file-sharing networks. You can see an overview of Keith’s top tips for protecting yourself at http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8560000/8560996.stm Continue reading Net Nanny, the Digital Economy Bill and Moving to Brazil

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Facebook & Social Engineering

On Thursday, March 18th, 2010 at 8:00 PM GMT the UK’s Tonight with Trevor McDonald investigated “Facing Up to Facebook”. The Tonight program is a news magazine produced by the UK’s Granada Television for the ITV network since 1999 and covers the full range of human interest led current affairs. Continue reading Facebook & Social Engineering

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Digital Forensics crossing into other specialisms

I’ve been working at editing a book review for Issue 3: and what an excellent book it is (the review is pretty good too, I may add). The reviewer could not have praised this book any more than he did and there is good reason for this. Dr John Olsson’s latest book on Forensic Linguistics is a fantastic read and really open up your eyes on what’s possible through the study of words alone. To be able to point the finger at a culprit on nothing more than the phrasing in a fake suicide note takes a lot of skill and experience, but also the understanding of the linguistic formulation of the prose, which is where John’s book really wins, is vital. Continue reading Digital Forensics crossing into other specialisms

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