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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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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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