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  • Bruce Schneier, English-Italian Translations

    File Deletion

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    File deletion is all about control. This used to not be an issue. Your data was on your computer, and you decided when and how to delete a file. You could use the delete function if you didn’t care about whether the file could be recovered or not, and a file erase program — I… Read more »

  • Memory forensics, English-Italian Translations

    Memory forensics: A practical example

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    We have an incident with a local company computer. It has all the antimalware protections, Host IPS and Windows GPO that prevent people from executing nasty things, but still we notice something suspicious on the network and it seems to be used to exfiltrate information. What should we do to get clues about what is… Read more »

  • Computer forensics, English-Italian Translations

    Office 2007 Metadata

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    Metadata information from documents can be a great source of information for investigators and it’s value has often been discussed before. Documents created using Microsoft Office often come up during investigations. There are several scripts and tools out there to read the proprietary binary format of Office documents created using Office 2003 and earlier versions… Read more »

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    Flash Cookies

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    Flash has the equivalent of cookies, and they’re hard to delete: Unlike traditional browser cookies, Flash cookies are relatively unknown to web users, and they are not controlled through the cookie privacy controls in a browser. That means even if a user thinks they have cleared their computer of tracking objects, they most likely have… Read more »

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    Xplico – Network Forensic Analysis Tool

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    The goal of Xplico is extract from an internet traffic capture the applications data contained. For example, from a pcap file Xplico extracts each email (POP, IMAP, and SMTP protocols), all HTTP contents, each VoIP call (SIP), FTP, TFTP, and so on. Xplico isn’t a network protocol analyzer. Xplico is an open source Network Forensic… Read more »

  • Mobile Forensics

    Top 7 ways investigators catch criminals using Mobile Device Forensics

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    Modern day mobile devices are a double-edged sword, creating new security risks while providing valuable sources of evidence for digital forensic investigators. Their ever expanding capabilities make mobile devices more like personal computers that accompany us as we navigate the world. Digital forensic investigators can use information stored on and generated by mobile devices to… Read more »

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    Chinese Firm Writes First SMS Worm

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    Ah another first, and once again China is at the forefront! We recently reported about a Chinese company sharing their huge malware database and now a group of Chinese companies has managed to develop the first SMS worm! It’s a pretty cool concept, abusing the Symbian Express Signing procedure. It reminds me of the heydays… Read more »

  • Bruce Schneier, English-Italian Translations

    Tips for Staying Safe Online

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    This is funny: Tips for Staying Safe OnlineAll citizens can follow a few simple guidelines to keep themselves safe in cyberspace. In doing so, they not only protect their personal information but also contribute to the security of cyberspace. Install anti-virus software, a firewall, and anti-spyware software to your computer, and update as necessary. Create… Read more »

  • Bruce Schneier, English-Italian Translations

    New Attack on AES

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    There’s a new cryptanalytic attack on AES that is better than brute force: Abstract. In this paper we present two related-key attacks on the full AES. For AES-256 we show the first key recovery attack that works for all the keys and has complexity 2119, while the recent attack by Biryukov-Khovratovich-Nikolic works for a weak… Read more »

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    Michael Jackson Spam/Malware – RIP The King Of Pop

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    For people of my age and generation and I’d guess for most readers of Darknet, Michael Jackson would have had a great influence on our lives. The biggest news last week was most certainly his death, as usual the bad guys were extremely quick to capitalize on this and were sending out spam within hours… Read more »