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October 20, 2017
Microwaves can help hard drives hold more data... but not microwave ovens!

MAMR: The Future of Ultra-High-Capacity Hard Disk Drives

Hard drives have come a long way over the past six decades. The first hard drives were the size of refrigerators; they had record-sized platters capable […]
October 16, 2017
Life Cycle of the Titan Arum

Meet Stinky Audrey

“Feed Me, Seymour!” ~ Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors When it comes to films (and musicals), the 1986 nerdy cult classic Little Shop of Horrors is […]
October 13, 2017
Thumb drives removed from their casing for USB flash drive recovery Top: The 48-pin NAND flash memory chip mounted to the thumb drive’s PCB. Bottom: The controller chip mounted to the underside of the PCB

Flash Drive Repair Case Study: Bent USB Drive

October 9, 2017
Is this your MacBook? No.

EFI Firmware: Not So Firm? Gillware’s Take on Apple’s Firmware Issues

Over the past two weeks, the infosec (information security) and Apple community have been shocked by the discovery that, according to research performed by Duo Labs […]
September 8, 2017

Professional Hard Drive Repair FAQ

August 14, 2017
Ancient clock

Smart Phone Forensics Case Study: Synchronicity & Success with Chip-On Forensics

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with […]
July 27, 2017
Johnny Appleseed

Apple Continuity and iCloud Data Leakage – When Apple Bites Back

What you don’t know can’t hurt you. ~Unknown Apple Continuity, iCloud Sync, and Digital Forensics Apple Continuity; introduced in 2014 with iOS 8.0, this nifty feature allows seamless […]
July 22, 2017

Dropped Hard Drive Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate Barracuda

In this hard drive data recovery case, the client had been storing research documents and family photos on an external Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive. One day, the […]
July 13, 2017
EMMC Transplant

Forensics Case Files: Chip Off, Chip On, The Chipper!

“I begin by imagining The impossible And end by accomplishing The impossible.” ― Sri Chinmoy I love my work! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it […]