Digital Forensics Case Leads: SSD Forensics; WebCams, Privacy and The Law; Anit-Forensics Goes Mainstream; Forensics Comes To The US Elections

Welcome to Digital Forensics Case Leads. It’s a busy week in digital forensics, incident response and the law.  In this edition: How the standards for obtaining a warrant for digital information might change.  Do users really care about tracking and privacy online? Are anti-forensics and spoliation becoming more popular with the general public? Why Solid State Drive (SSD) data destruction and forensics is a whole new world, from the floor of RSA Security in San Francisco.  Digital forensics hit the headlines with the “Rutgers Web Cam” verdict. It appears that digital forensics  played a role in the conviction. Plus, changes to smartphone forensics tools, and The Last Private Place? Anti-DUI Campaign Invades The Men’s Room.

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Good Reads/Listens:

Tools:

  • Password audit tool-maker ElcomSoft updates SmartPhone Password Breaker and ElcomSoft Wireless Security Auditor. Read the PR.com release.
  • AccessData Releases Forensic Toolkit(R) 4; With New Investigations and Incident Response Capabilities, Including Malware Analysis Technology. Read the BusinessWire release.

News:

  • From Lawyers.com: “…jurors heard a video admission from the defendant in the Rutgers University trial that he violated his roommate’s privacy when he secretly set up a Webcam, which caught his roommate engaged in intimate contact with another man…” Although this story was written the verdict was in, it details some of the digital forensics used in the case.
  • Encase Still Bullish on DFIR (well, DUH;  but worth the read): Forensic incident response to the fore
  • Digital Forensics playing a role in this grisly investigation: Ohio investigates adoption agency amid rape case
  • Digital Forensics playing a role in US election campaigns:  Web links spur ethics complaint in Killeen elections

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Coming Events:

Call For Papers:

Digital Forensics Case Leads is a (mostly) weekly publication of the week’s news and events relating to digital forensics. If you have an item you’d like to share, please send it to caseleads@sans.org.

by Ira Victor, G2700, GCFA, GPCI, GSEC, ISACA CGEIT CRISC. Ira Victor is a forensic analyst with Data Clone Labs, He is also Co-Host of CyberJungle Radio, the news and talk on security, privacy and the law. Ira is President of Sierra-Nevada InfraGard, and a member of The High Tech Crime Investigator’s Association (HTCIA). Follow Ira’s security and forensics tweets: @ira_victor.

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Ira Victor

I am an Information Security and Forensic Analyst with Data Clone Labs, and the Co-Host of The CyberJungle. The CyberJungle is the nation's first live radio program on security, privacy and the law. Audio streaming on http://www.KKOH.com live Saturday's 10a-noon Pacific, 1pm-3pm Eastern; Podcasts anytime at http://www.TheCyberJungle.com . I am President of Sierra-Nevada InfraGard, a program of the FBI to fight cybercrime and protect critical infrastructure, and a member of the High Tech Crime International Association (HTCIA). I hold information security certifications from The SANS Institute and ISACA.

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