Here is an interesting analysis of an SSD performed and reported by Alex Golding. You can find his blog at http://dig-forensics.blogspot.com/ —————————– Solid State Drives are getting increasingly more affordable and therefore increasingly more common, especially with expensive laptops having Continue reading Solid State Drives and TRIM
Well it’s certainly been a busy few weeks starting the new semester and I thought it time to let you all know how things were going. Following on from my previous post, I can tell you that the second part Continue reading Diary of a Student – Part 3 – 19th February 2011 – Businesses and Web Systems
Apologies for my slightly late entry, my weekend was filled with coursework and Christmas 2 with my girlfriend’s family (don’t ask!). The past week or so has not really been very exciting, mainly finishing coursework and revising for the exam Continue reading Diary of a Student – Part 2 – 25th January 2011 – Assessment Time!
World leaders have been told today that a coordinated cyber attack could have catastrophic consequences. The report, released today, claims that we are fast approaching the time where cyber weaponry and cyber attacks is becoming ‘ubiquitous’. While it is clear Continue reading Perfect Storm for Cyber Attacks
Welcome to the first entry in my ‘Diary of a Student’ covering my exploits through the next 8 months whilst I study to earn a Masters of Science degree in Forensic Computing. To bring you up to date, I have Continue reading Diary of a Student – Part 1 – 15th January 2011 – Of Ethics and Exams
Pete Membrey, an author for Digital Forensics Magazine describes how to recover all your lost critical data should you ever have to reinstall an Operating system or reformat your hard drive. Here’s a little snippet: It happens to all of Continue reading Digital Forensics to the rescue – recovering critical data after a format and reinstall!
Today, virtually every area of life depends on a cyber infrastructure that is vulnerable to attack. According to a recent report by the Center for Strategic & International Studies, sensitive U.S. military and civilian networks have been “deeply penetrated, multiple Continue reading Battling Cyber Threats
Here is the team at Firebrand Training raising money for ‘Movember’. We were pleased to hear that they successfuly raised a considerable amount of money for charity. James Lapwood said, “We raised more than £1,500 – and managed to grow Continue reading Firebrand raises money for Movember
A new zero-day exploit in Microsoft Windows was disclosed today. The exploit allows an application to elevate privilege to “system,” and in Vista and Windows 7 also bypass User Account Control (UAC). The flaw was posted briefly on a programming Continue reading New Windows zero-day flaw bypasses UAC
EC-Council and Firebrand Training have teamed-up to offer a webinar that teaches you how to become an ethical hacker. With the rate of cyber attacks doubling every year, IT security has become a valuable profession. Many in the role of Continue reading Time for the Whole Nation to Become Hackers