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WHAT'S COMING UP IN ISSUE 31 - Out May 2017

Continuing our aim of bringing you new and interesting articles from the world of Digital Forensics, Issue 31 is shaping up to be another good mix of research and practical advice, here is just a taste of some of the articles being considered.


DDOS Attacks on Mobile Devices

Denial of service attacks (DoS), distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) and reflector attacks (DRDoS) are well known and documented. More recently however we have seen that these attacks have been directed at mobile communication devices. Raymond Lutui & Brian Cusack Investigate.


Advancements in Windows Hibernation File Forensics

Brian Gerdon looks at how the windows hibernation files can be a valuable source of information for digital forensic investigators. This article describes how recent developments in hibernation file analysis go beyond reconstruction of active memory.


Testing Damage Sustainability on SD Cards

Digital devices and technology becoming smaller and more portable the risk for physical damage is increased. Damage to hardware can potentially end an investigation before it even begins. A growing number of companies and agencies are now specializing in repair and recovery of data and not on the forensic examination of the data.


Human Aspects of Security

This feature article is all about how today’s advanced attacks focus more on exploiting human flaws than system flaws. This article presents original field research using data gathered from products deployed around the world. The Human Factor reveals not just who is clicking what, but how threat actors are using social engineering to get people to perform the work of automated exploits. 


Recent Advances in Forensic Radiology

Forensic Radiology is a very specialized area of medical imaging utilizing radiological techniques to assist physicians and pathologists in matter pertaining to the law. This article describes all the recent advancements done till now in the field of forensic radiology.


Photo Book Forensic Analysis

This feature article is all about iPhoto. This application allows Apple MAC users to create a Project (Book, Card, Calendar and Slideshow). This article takes a close look into the creation of a book project, this will introduce some interesting files and will go on to provide steps on how to perform a forensic analysis.


A Forensic Perspective of Emerging Technologies

This paper will outline the fundamental forensics challenges that new and emerging technologies engender, and examine the intrinsic questions which examiners should consider when faced with the prospect of retrieving the secrets from new technologies where the forensics expertise and understanding has yet to be established and validated. 


Plus all our usual features "From The Lab", "360", "IRQ" and "Legal news and alerts".


Note: We may change the planned content of future issues without notice.

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Coming up in the Next issue of Digital Forensics Magazine

Coming up in Issue 31 on sale from May 2017:


DDOS Attacks on Mobile Devices

Denial of service attacks (DoS), distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) and reflector attacks (DRDoS) are well known and documented. More recently however we have seen that these attacks have been directed at mobile communication devices.  Read More »

Advancements in Windows Hibernation File Forensics

Brian Gerdon looks at how the windows hibernation files can be a valuable source of information for digital forensic investigators. Read More »

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Testing Damage Sustainability on SD Cards

A growing number of companies and agencies are now specializing in repair and recovery of data and not on the forensic examination of the data. Read More »

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