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September 3, 2018

In criminal cases, it’s common for law enforcement to seize mobile devices and computers that might have electronically stored information that is relevant to the case at hand (with warrants, of course).  In cases involving businesses, that information is often stored...

October 2, 2017

A number of organizations still rely on their IT staff to examine computers for misuse but don't provide their staff with any specialized tools and/or training.  This is a recipe for disaster.

Disclaimer: I'm not exactly a neutral party in this discussion because I have...

September 7, 2017

Cryptographers (the people who make and break codes) have told us not to use the MD5 algorithm for twenty years.  Why are we still using it?

MD5 and SHA-1 are the two hash algorithms that are used to verify the authenticity of digital evidence.  Both algorithms have sec...

September 6, 2017

I have a new article up on HG Experts:

Attorneys who need to read and understand reports by computer forensics professionals and/or who need to present recovered files as evidence should understand how files are stored on computers and mobile devices, what happens when...

September 1, 2017

This was originally posted on LinkedIn and on the Trace Digital Forensics blog on the old website.  I'm reposting it here because I think the content is still valuable.  If time permits, I will update this with a Part 2 focused on mobile devices.

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