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.

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July 23, 2018

My Favorite Artifacts, Part 0: What Are Forensic Artifacts?

“Wherever he steps, whatever he touches, whatever he leaves, even unconsciously, will serve as a silent witness against him. Not only his fingerprints or his footprints, […]
June 12, 2018

USB Pwny Express – Counterfeit USB Devices and Anti-Forensics

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” ~ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest Myths and Legends: This past week, I spoke at the […]
May 24, 2018

How to Prevent the Worst Monday Imaginable

For most people, Friday is the start of their weekend. At Gillware Digital Forensics, it’s actually the start of our work week. Why? Because it’s the […]
May 18, 2018
If you know the right language, you'll see why Gillware Digital Forensics' cake says "Happy 10th Birthday"...

Happy 2nd Birthday, Gillware Digital Forensics!

“There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary numerals, and those who don’t.” ~ Ian Stewart, Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities […]
April 27, 2018
Nathan and Will stage an example of common tech support scams

Case Study: Tech Support Scams and the Real Threat of Data Breaches

A data breach that only leaks your email address and phone number might seem trivial. But here’s a look at how hackers can exploit you with […]
March 8, 2018

A Shout-Out to Amazing Sheroes in IT

No computer is ever going to ask a new, reasonable question. It takes trained people to do that. – Grace Hopper My Sheroes! Today, March 8, […]
January 16, 2018

Forensic Case Files: Employee Hard Drive Switcheroo

“On the other hand, you have different fingers.” —Steven Wright Transposition magic is a lot of fun to watch. In the blink of an eye, a […]
December 22, 2017

Gillware’s A Christmas Carol 2017

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 […]