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.

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 […]
March 7, 2017

Forensic Case Files: Exonerating an Employee of Data Theft

“Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.” – Aesop Our client in this forensics […]
March 2, 2017
"Don't Try to Knock a Chip from Riley's Shoulder"

Forensic Case Files: A Chip-Off Our Shoulders

“Leland, in his last issue, struts out with a chip on his shoulder, and dares Bush to knock it off.” The Weekly Oregonian, 1855 In this […]
January 31, 2017
The chip successfully removed from the HTC One logic board (again, circled in red)

Forensic Case Files: HTC One Mobile Chip-Off Forensics

“The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current […]
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 […]