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WHAT'S COMING UP IN ISSUE 38 - Out February 2019

Continuing our aim of bringing you new and interesting articles from the world of Digital Forensics, Issue 38 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.

Operacion Bitcoin

The article is an actual case study of an Interpol investigation carried out in association with CertUY that has been ongoing for some months. It is written by the first hacker sent to prison in Uruguay who is currently out on bail pending sentencing. The case study is about how he became the first hacker to be jailed in Uruguay, challenging the procedures carried out using international standards rather than just opinion. This two-part article will look in depth at comparing standards and procedures used in Uruguay to those used in the UK and USA.

Crowd Sourcing Digital Evidence The Risk v The Reward

All digital devices used today can be considered as a potential source for digital evidence. Andrew Ryan investigates the current state in the art of crowd sourced digital evidence. Crowd sourced evidence can be anything from a video captured on a smart phone, posts on social media or even a voice recording.

Recovery of Forensic Artifacts from Deleted Jump-List in Windows 10

Jump-Lists are widely discussed in forensics community since the release of Windows 7 and are having more capabilities to reveal forensics artifacts in Windows 10. The records maintained by Jump-Lists have the potential to provide the forensic investigator a rich source of evidences about a user’s historic activity. Pankaj Sharma investigates.

Forensic DNA Software - Pros and Cons

This article takes an objective look at why forensic software has gained such widespread acceptance so rapidly; its benefits and drawbacks, legal challenges, and future uses including practical applications.

Psychological Analysis Behind Cyber Crimes

This feature article is about how Digital Forensics plays a major role in the modern era of technology. We are not limited to defending against digital/cyber crimes, but we also conduct scientific investigations to understand how the crimes took place. This article also covers why the cyber crime was carried out in the first place. What made the criminal think to commit the crime is just as important in producing future preventative measures.

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

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Coming up in the Next issue of Digital Forensics Magazine

Coming up in Issue 42 on sale from February 2020:

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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