Murphy's Law of Digital Forensics

I love digital forensics – the art and the science of it; the stories, challenges and puzzles surrounding it. In this field, nothing is impossible – there are just really difficult problems waiting for novel solutions. This blog is where I’ll share my experiences, thoughts, and ideas about our profession and how the Gillware Digital Forensics team approaches them.

November 27, 2017
Duck Dodgers and Marvin the Martian

Forensic Case Files: Unauthorized Bitcoin Mining

“This makes me very angry, very angry indeed.”  – Marvin the Martian In Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, Daffy Duck (playing the part of Duck Dodgers) battles […]
November 8, 2017
This is an image of what someone sharing the scam coupon for $40 off a purchase at Aldi would look like.

Steer Clear of This Aldi Coupon Scam

Many people have likely seen this Aldi coupon scam appear on their Facebook news feed by now, and some have attempted to get the coupon. Unfortunately […]
November 6, 2017

Forensic Case Files – A New Solution for Previously Encrypted iOS Backups

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” ― Albert Einstein At […]
October 31, 2017

Forensic Case Files: Windows Update Did It!

“I didn’t do it.” – Bart Simpson It Was Windows, Not Me… I Swear!! I spent a lot of time in my law enforcement career digging […]
October 16, 2017

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 […]
August 14, 2017

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

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 13, 2017

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 […]
June 12, 2017

Forensic Case Files: Samsung Galaxy S7 from a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

A motorcycle is a vehicle of change, after all. It puts the wheels beneath a midlife crisis, or a coming-of-age saga, or even just the discovery […]