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Issue 26 - Out now!

Here's a quick review of some of the main articles within Issue 26


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Here's just a few of the fantastic articles inside Issue 26...


iOS9 Forensics

Looking at the methods available for the acquisition of devices with iOS 9 distinguishing different scenarios, as well as an analysis of main artifacts related to the features, system and third-party applications.


Drawing Accurate Forensic Conclusions

This article presents some of the thought processes involved in performing forensic analysis of software and hardware for intellectual property litigation. One consistent rule of any forensic analysis is that the objective facts must be considered first.


Hunting With Honeypots

W we explain how there is more to a good defence strategy than what most companies and vendors would qualify as a good defence strategy; it requires timely detection and dynamic deflection, as most companies take more than six months to discover a data breach, by which point a great deal of damage may already have been done.


Malvertising

Desmond Collins takes us on a journey of Malvertising discovery. The concept of Malvertising in simple terms is to trick the online user that the online advertisement is genuine. The ad itself is an infection of sorts, injected with malware software or some form of malicious code.

Improving Trust in the Cloud

The underlying construct for security is a trade off of costs and benefits where the end-user is prepared to pay a measured cost to accept a degree of technical security for the operational confidence a system is fit for purpose.


Mobile Device Location

When the mobile device geo-localisation information is not available, it’s possible to apply a measurement technique in the field in order to ascertain radio electric coverage of a given area.


Network Steganalysis

Network administrators should utilise Steganalysis tools as part of their defence systems (e.g. IDS/IDPS) to mitigate this risk. It is recognised that the volatility of network-based steganography makes it very difficult to develop a universal effective detection tool. Hence, this article investigates -widely available- tools to demonstrate a targeted response by means of new BRO Scripts (algorithms for the Bro Network Security Monitor IDS).


Steganography & Metadata

Steganography is used to conceal information in a carrier file. This article deals with digital steganography with the hidden data is in various formats like audio, video, plain text, and pdf formats hidden in jpeg files.


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Coming up in the Next issue of Digital Forensics Magazine

Coming up in Issue 42 on sale from February 2020:


Forensic Syntactical & Linguistic Investigation

Mark Iwazko presents a case study regarding a Forensic Syntactical & Linguistic investigation: Instructed by the Moscow General Council of one of the actual big four accountants. Read More »

Forensic Readiness: A Proactive Approach to Support Forensic Digital Analysis

An increasing number of criminal actions are inflicting financial and brand damage to organizations around the globe. An impressive number of such cases do not reach the courts, mainly because of the organization’s inefficiency to produce robust digital evidences that are acceptable in the courts of law. Read More »

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Using Error-Patterns for Attribution: An Applied Linguistics Technique

Corpus Linguistics within Second Language Acquisition has developed models of error patterns made by defined groups of second language learners. This knowledge base can be leveraged by a knowledgeable analyst to attribute content to a subset of authors. Read More »

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