Daily Blog #300: Saturday Reading 4/19/14

Saturday Reading by David Cowen - Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics Blog

Hello Reader,
        300 daily blogs in a row! Wow, I really wondered if I would get this far an its nice that I hit 300 on a Saturday Reading which are some of the more popular daily posts. Thank you very much for those of you who have been keeping up with the dailies and to those who have left comments/feedback. I'm not done yet, 62 more posts to go to finish my year so get that coffee brewing or your tea steeping and let's get ready more more links to make you think on this weeks Saturday Reading.

1.  Well we thought we fixed our sound issues but they krept back in today. We will be fixing this next week so don't fear! However the good news is that its just our sound that sounds muffled, our guests sound great! So please watch our following guests talk about their very interesting topics.

This week we had, in order of appearance:
Santiago Ayala, @darthsaac, talking about his career in DFIR leading up to his nomination for a Forensic 4cast award nomination as Digital Forensic Examiner of the year! Listen to what Santiago has to say to see if you want to vote for him!

Lee Reiber, @celldet, talking about a couple things:
His upcoming trainings at the AccessData Users Conference on MPE+ , mobile forensics and python scripting with MPE+: https://www.ad-users.com/
His upcoming talk at the SANS DFIR Summit called Peeling the Application Like an Onion which focuses on analysis of mobile applications, check out more here
and a good discussion on mobile forensics in its current state and where things are headed.

Chris Pogue, @cpbeefcake, talking about a couple things:
His upcoming talk at the SANS DFIR Summit called The Life Cycle of Cybercrime which focuses on the complete life of a case from where it starts to how law enforcement gets involved locally and globally, check out more here
All about Sniper forensics, his team at Trustwave and the difficulties of doing DFIR around the world.

You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d-HeQvRgq5o

2. Adam on the Hexcorn blog is the digital equivalent of a mad scientist. He has continued his Beyond the Run Key series to part 10 now and dives into how to turn MS Office (and sometimes internet explorer) into a persistence mechanism! Crazy stuff, read it here http://www.hexacorn.com/blog/2014/04/16/beyond-good-ol-run-key-part-10/.

3. Dan Pullega has a new post up on his 4n6k blog on an issue I've had to deal with in the past. He's showing how to deal with virtual disks and snapshots, a real issue when you are trying to get a view of the filesystem at X time. Read the post here and get some good solutions to this problem, http://www.4n6k.com/2014/04/forensics-quickie-merging-vmdks.html.

4. Harlan has been talking about TTP's and the need increase your organizations ability to capture and deal with them in order to move up the pyramid and push the pain back at the attacker. The second post in series here, http://windowsir.blogspot.com/2014/04/follow-up-on-ttps-post.html, and links to the first but more importantly it includes highlights from a conversation that took place on Google+ after the first post where some very good discussion went on. If you are trying to raise your organizations ability to detect and respond read this.

5. has finished up her Google Glass research and has made a very nice and informative guide to Google Glass forensics. If you ever find yourself needing to examine one, and that will likely happen any day, you should keep this bookmarked: http://desautelsja.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-forensic-examiners-guide-to-google.html

That's all for this week, did I miss something? Leave it in the comments below so everyone can read it!

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