It’s been a busy two weeks on AboutDFIR so I’ll get right to the updates!
- Jobs – new entries added
- Annual Industry Reports – new entries added
- Tools & Artifacts – Windows – new entries added
- Tools & Artifacts – Android – new entries added
- OSINT Opt-Out Guide – entries added/updated, name changed
- Early update to the Featured Page of the Month for March
On the topic of the Featured Page of the Month, Mark Johnson and Jason G. Weiss host a podcast called Computer Crime Chronicles. There are current 4 episodes live right now an a monthly post schedule. The hosts, Mark and Jason, have over 40 years of law enforcement experience between them working these cases and they look forward to sharing news and interesting stories from the world of computer crime and the law enforcement officers and private sector examiners who do that work. The public often hears stories involving what the police did to solve crimes, but rarely do they hear any in-depth information on computer crime investigations. It’s a fascinating look under the hood of crimes involving computers, cell phones and other electronic devices, which involves deleted and hidden files, encryption, Internet activity and user configurations that contain evidence of what occurred in an incident.
In the first episode, Mark and Jason talk about how they each got into digital forensics and share a case they worked. Jason discusses an investigation involving a romantic escapade in a park, a computer, and a murder. Mark discusses website hacking, a series of financial crimes, a parallel to the investigation of 9/11, and a suspect attempting international flight. The episode length is around 30-35 minutes and keeps you hooked all along. Give it a listen the next chance you have!
Don’t forget, AboutDFIR stickers are a thing! If you’re interested in one, please let us know! Here’s what they look like:
Real quick, since being posted on the site, the Law Enforcement Opt-Out Guide hadn’t seen any major updates but this was the week! I finally finished sorting through a bunch of my friends data online and finding new sources and have updated the guide. On reviewing the guide, I’ve also decided it is better titled as “OSINT Opt-Out Guide” because it certainly isn’t exclusively useful to law enforcement partners. I simply made it for coworkers and friends originally. The purpose of the opt-out guide is to help you remove those data aggregator links that share your personal information (full name, age, address, phone) that is scraped from voter records, tax records, and other information you’ve put up or had posted online. It may not hide all of your information but it will remove the stuff that’s easiest to find. Sure, there are paid services that handle this but, with a little time, you can do it for free.
Last thing, and it’s a never-ending repeat, it’s still nomination time for the Forensic 4:Cast awards! Feel free to click here to nominate your favorite or most useful resources! This years nomination cycle closes May 1.
Have a good one!