Blog Posts Tagged with "Data Recovery"

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Investigating In-Memory Network Data with Volatility

September 25, 2012 Added by:Andrew Case

This post will discuss Volatility’s new Linux features for recovering network information including enumerating sockets, network connections, and packet contents, and will discuss each plugin along with implementation, how to use it, output, and which forensics scenarios apply...

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Windows 8 Forensics: Reset and Refresh Artifacts

September 24, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Everything about the machine pre-refresh can be recovered, and is placed into a folder named windows.old. Information in regards to the migration process, old vs. new mappings, and the date and time of the refresh can be found by in the $SysReset folder and the specific log...

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Recovering tmpfs from Linux and Android Memory Captures with Volatility

August 14, 2012 Added by:Andrew Case

Tmpfs is interesting from a forensics perspective for a few reasons. The first is that, in a traditional forensics scenario, the investigator expects that he can shut a computer off, images its disk(s), and get back the filesystem at the time of when the computer was running. With tmpfs, this is obviously not true...

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Making Sense of Data Storage in the Cloud

June 11, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

How should you protect your precious digital files? The good news is there are many services to choose from. Here is just a short list to review so you can pick what is best for you based on storage options, privacy and security features, and budget...

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Court Orders Megaupload Parties to Come Up with a Plan

April 25, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The government, which had originally seized files and still apparently holds all of Megaupload's financial assets, had argued that it had no obligation to make sure the files of innocent Megaupload users were returned and, in fact, believed that they could be destroyed...

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Megaupload Goes to Court: A Primer

April 11, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Does the government have a responsibility to protect innocent third parties from collateral damage when it seizes their property in the course of prosecuting alleged copyright infringement? That is the question a federal district court will consider...

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Cloud Security and the Enterprise

March 29, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

We need to ensure that legislation and regulations for cloud services truly reflect the realities of the cloudy world we live in and do not allow for a shotgun approach to compliance that primarily meets the needs of just one powerful interest group...

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Seven Problems with Cell Phone Forensics

March 26, 2012 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

Manufactures don’t always know how to retrieve data stored in new phones, so how do investigators do it? Staying up-to-date is challenging but not impossible. As criminals come up with new ways to abuse them, strangely enough, this can be beneficial for forensics...

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On Security, Legislation and Cloud Vendors

March 16, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Ever since the MegaUpload case, when innocent customers of an admittedly generally dodgy cloud service lost their data after a global take-down notice, it has concerned me that more mainstream vendors might have an impending issue they need to think about...

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Twelve Security Best Practices for USB Drives

March 06, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Portable and mobile storage devices are significant players in most corporate offices. Ensuring proper protection with a best practices policy and strict enforcement offers significant risk reduction—and can prevent long nights on data breach investigations...

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Choosing Secure Data Storage - A Difficult Dance

February 20, 2012 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

There are multiple pros and cons across our storage systems parameters, but at first glance, the enterprise storage systems have the upper hand. Bear in mind though, such systems always come with exorbitant pricing, especially on any upgrades after the initial purchase...

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Tips for Organizations Heading to the Cloud

February 09, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Identify the data that is touched by each IT process. Is there any data that has to stay in-house for security or compliance reasons? You may need to change IT processes so the sensitive data is not affected by the transition...

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IC3: Recovery from the Malicious Erasure of Files

January 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Cyber criminals can damage a victim's computer by changing or deleting files, wiping hard drives, or erasing backups to hide some or all of their malicious activity and tradecraft. The FBI and DHS encourage businesses and individuals to employ these mitigation strategies...

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Crazy Fast Password Recovery with Hashcat

January 02, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Hashcat is a multi-threaded cracker, so if your CPU can run several threads, it will use them. But the real speed comes into play when using the horsepower of a GPU. If your GPU can run hundreds of threads, all of this power is used to break passwords...

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Flawed Analysis: On Clouds “Playing Nice”

November 13, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

The report gives a higher rating to applications that have native integration, and kind of discounts the awesome work that third party integrators are doing to tie together application as somehow inferior. But the report then goes on to give one example of a native integration...

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Is Cloud Computing Secure?

October 26, 2011 Added by:Brittany Lyons

The future of data storage online is certainly cloud computing, as it provides instant access to data under a heavy load and redundant backups for when the inevitable fail should happen. The security measures that go into protecting this future will only become more stringent as time goes on...

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