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Issue 27 - Out now!

Here's a quick review of some of the main articles within Issue 27


Issue 27 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 27...


Using Mathematica

Mathematica is a commercial mathematics and symbolic computing software framework, unlike anything in the investigator's software toolbox. Richard Carbone provides the first in his series of articles that takes a look at how this software might be used in Digital Forensics for image analysis.


Metadata analysis in e-mail

Charles Platt provides a cautionary tale of flawed metadata analysis along with an in depth look at where date and time values can be found.


JTAG and Chip Off

As vendors and developers add more and more security to the end-point mobile devices, the use of JTAG and Chip Off techniques will increase. Captain Kevin Wong K.C. explores what is required and how it works.


Esignatures

The forensic evidence of signatures is experiencing a paradigm shift. John Harris provides us with understanding on the forensic evidence behind eSignatures.

The Panama Papers

The Panama Papers are a significant stash of highly confidential documents from the computer systems of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. It is being considered one of the largest data leaks ever, with the entire stash containing more than 11.5 million files that contain information relating to the activities of offshore shell companies used by the most powerful people around the world. This is such a large story that here at DFM we thought we would ask some industry commentators about their thoughts regarding the data breach.


Anchors in Relative Time (ART)

The Anchors in Relative Time (ART) analysis technique has become our most-powerful weapon when confronting sophisticated attacks and evidence tampering. In this article, you will learn how Arsenal President, Mark Spencer, applied ART to uncover an unprecedented series of electronic attacks against journalists that other digital forensics experts failed to identify.


Beyond keywords

Is keyword search becoming obsolete in the new age of digital forensic investigation? James Billingsley investigates the move from simple keyword searching to complex data analysis as we search for those elusive artefacts.


Plus all the regular features, news, our legal section and From The Lab...


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Coming up in the Next issue of Digital Forensics Magazine

Coming up in Issue 34 on sale from February 2018:


Device Forensics in the Internet of Things

As more businesses and consumers adopt IoT devices, privacy violations and cyber-attacks by malicious actors will become commonplace due to the insecure IoT infrastructure. Read More »

Data Destruction In Current Hard Disks & Data Destruction Techniques

Data destruction is a process traditionally applied using physical techniques, aiming at the completely destruction of the hard disk, however, there is an increasing interest in the use of logical techniques for data destruction, that allow reusing the physical device. Read More »

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Faster Searching For Known Illegal Content

Cryptographic (“MD5”) hash searching for known illegal material is one of the most thorough methods of digital forensic investigation. However, the technique is hampered by the ever-increasing size of media being examined, and the size of the hash list being searched. Read More »

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