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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December 20, 2016
Leonardo Dicaprio, playing infamous con man and forger Frank Abagnale, on the set of Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can" along with the real Frank Abagnale.

Forensic Case Files: Impersonating Your Ex-Boss

If my forgeries looked as bad as the CBS documents, it would have been ‘Catch Me In Two Days’. – Frank Abagnale   Frank Abagnale, infamous […]
December 13, 2016

Forensic Case Files: Reviving a Samsung Galaxy S3

“What you see depends on how you view the world. To most people, dirt is just dirt. To a farmer, it’s potential.”  ~ Doe Zantamata Earlier this […]
December 12, 2016
ZTE Prestige N9132 screen with crack

Case Study: ZTE Prestige N9132 Chip-Off

In the late spring of 2016 we received a cell phone from Detective Robert Hale of the Town of Madison Police Department for forensic work. This was a […]
November 17, 2016

Employee Misconduct and Digital Forensics

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my ax. – Abraham Lincoln Technology and Work Time The average American […]
November 4, 2016

Ensuring the Sanctity of the Vote: Electronic Voting Forensics

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves — and the only way they could do this […]
August 22, 2016

Moving forward, looking back

I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. – Steve Jobs Retirement? Friday, August 12th, 2016 was […]
August 9, 2016

Can Pokémon GO Users’ Movements be Determined Using Forensic Artifacts?

“Will you help me with my research?” – Professor Willow In my blog post on Pokemon GO, I discussed some early observations about forensic artifacts stored […]
July 25, 2016

Case Study: Employee Data Theft

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of […]
July 18, 2016

Oh, No – Pokémon Go! A Sneak Peek at Forensic Artifacts

A Sneak Peek at Pokémon Go Application Forensics UPDATED 7/22/16 – Thanks to Warren Raquel (@warquel) a Senior Security Engineer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Android location information […]