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Issue 26 - Out now!

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


Issue 26 of Digital Forensics Magazine brings new techniques and ideas to the industry. Subscribe today to ensure you get digital access, or if you want, subscribe to the print edition. Find out more at our subscriptions pages.

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 39 on sale from February 2019:


Making Sense of Digital Forensic International Standards

To many the complexity of Standards, their numbering and obscure contents fail to make practical sense and confuse the entry points for effective use. A roadmap is provided in this paper for Standard information access and optimal use. Read More »

Evidentiary Challenges: Social media, the Dark Web, and Admissibility

This article takes a look at two categories of remote evidence: social media, and the dark web. We will also examine two interesting cases: The Target store credit card breach; and the civil case of Fero v Excellus Health Plan, Inc. Read More »

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Vehicle Data Forensics on Unsupported Systems

The article will help readers understand how to approach a vehicle from a digital forensics’ perspective, it will cover a range of infotainment units from popular manufacturers, data extraction methods and examples of data types found which may be considered intelligence and or used as digital evidence. Read More »

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