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Issue 21 - Out now!

Here's a quick review of some of the main articles within Issue 21


Issue 21 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 21...


SQLite Databases: Treasure Trove for the Digital Forensicator – Part I

In this multi part article, Dr Kala Baskar takes a look at one of the most widely used databases in mobile devices and other technology, SQLite. In this first part we discover what SQLite is and how to build a forensic methodology, supported by a case study.


Improving Image Recovery Rates in Big Data

In our feature article, Dr. Brian Cusack & Dan Fraser provides the results of their research into image identification following the development of a new tool called “Hash Based Image Retrieval”.


Recovering Cryptographic Keys from Memory

Haider M. al-Khateeb and Emilija Strelcenia investigate the techniques and tools to recover cryptographic keys from Windows memory dumps including a case study around TrueCrypt.


Exploring Network Element Vulnerabilities

In this research article Raymond Lutui and Brian Cusack investigate the Security Weaknesses in the IPv6to4 Tunnel protocols.

Information Security & Digital Forensics in the world of Cyber Physical Systems

Can Digital Forensics cope with the challenges of Cyber Physical Systems? Dr Andy Jones investigates this emerging and growing area of Cyber that is set to become a significant aspect of future investigations.


The Dawn of a New Era in E-Mail Security

Is STARTTLS the Answer to E-Mail Security Challenges or a False Hope? Richard Cassidy takes a look at this 15-year-old technology and what is needed to improve the security of our communications.


Now is the Time for Security Analytics

In this short piece Scott Crane from Arbor Networks takes a look at security analytics and the future.

Advanced Persistent Threat

There has been significant research on ways of improving existing controls and developing new methods of addressing APT. However, none of these studies examined the effectiveness of those controls against APT, Halidu Abubakar takes a look.



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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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