Data Secured in a World Vulnerable to Hacking
Data Secured in a World Vulnerable to Hacking We all live in a world more interconnected than ever. Our data are actually not safe when we thought that we’ve done all we can to guard our valuable information. The internet of things enable us to share information efficiently, but it also makes us more vulnerable to online malicious acts. News like major companies like SONY, Ebay being hacked keep arising. And the same act has happened in America AGAIN in last few days.Several popular websites were targeted by hackers using common devices like webcams and DVRs. Though it is a relief to us all that the attack has been resolved according to Dyn. How can we get the data back if hackers destroyed the valuable data or if a criminal wiped his tracks on webcam? Well, SalvationDATA is always ready to help whenever such scenario occurs. Every bit of tracks of a criminal on webcam can be found with SalvationDAtA’s Video Investigation Portable(VIP). Video Demo: Video Investigation Portable(VIP) is a forensically sound system for video acquisition, recovery and analysis from CCTV DVRs of video surveillance system. VIP enables forensic investigators to acquire data directly and rapidly from CCTV DVRs, even lost, deleted, overwritten and fragmented video materials. It analyses and retrieves all moving objects in videos, and quickly capture key information for forensic experts. Furthermore, it supports data extraction from almost all DVRs manufactured in China and various DVRs produced abroad. News link:
SalvationDATA and Delegates from Pakistan Exchanged Notes on Digital Forensics
SalvationDATA and Delegates from Pakistan Exchanged Notes on Digital Forensics SalvationDATA and delegates from Pakistan On Oct 18th, SalvationDATA and delegates from Pakistan held talk on development and cooperation of digital forensics. During the delegates’ visit in China, technical engineers from SalvationDATA were given the opportunity to present SalvationDATA’s 3 main systems on digital forensics, i.e. Data Recovery System (DRS), SmartPhone Data Recovery Forensics System (SPF) and Video Investigation Portable (VIP). And Video Investigation Portable grabbed much attention from Pakistani delegates. SalvationDATA presents digital forensics systems During presentation, technical engineers from SalvationDATA answered plenty of questions on VIP from the delegates, which showed that the delegates were very glad to be introduced to the system. Before the meeting ended, the delegates remarked that VIP is the kind of system that can help investigators acquire actionable video materials efficiently from CCTV DVRs. If investigators in Pakistan are equipped with the system, a lot of trouble could be saved on case cracking. “The system’s video extraction, ultra play, video analysis and imaging functions are really crucial for cracking a criminal case.“, said the delegates. And the delegates expressed great interest in future cooperation on digital forensics while leaving. Technical Engineer from SalvationDATA Answering Questions
How Will iPhone7 Affect Mobile Forensics?
Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone 7 which comes with 10 new features including the camera, design, parameter and the operating system. All these changes help to improve the user experience, but inevitably will increase difficulty in mobile forensics. So what on earth the iPhone7 changes will impact on mobile forensics? As we will see what Data Recovery Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province (Branch research institution of SalvationDATA Technology) researchers found below.1. Data storage structure changes. After switching to iOS10, iPhone7 has some changes in the data storage structure, which undoubtedly increases the difficulty in mobile data extraction.2. Storage capacity expansion. The max storage capacity of iPhone7 ranges up to 256GB. However, note that with the more storage space it requires heavier workload on data extraction. Hence it proposes higher demand of the forensics device’s data manipulation capabilities, speed and other hardware performance as well.3. Data recovery. Recover deleted data has always been the tough problem obsessing the whole industry. As part of native applications of iPhone7, including Notes, Map and iBooks, etc. can be deleted after upgrade, it will make data recovery for the deleted data more difficult. In regard to the great changes on iPhone7, the major mobile forensics manufacturers in the world all have been invested great time and efforts on it. According to a researcher from SalvationDATA, the latest tool Smart Phone Forensic System SPF is already capable of supporting iPhone7 and other iOS10 models’ data extraction, including iPone6s, iPhone6s plus, iPhone6, iPhoneSE, iPhone5s, iPhone5c, iPhone5. The extraction contents cover Messages, Contacts, Camera photos, Voice memo, Call history, WeChat and other Apps, which has provided a powerful technical support for iPhone forensics.