Messing about with Windows metadata when analysing a Mac

I had the opportunity recently to borrow a MacQuisition licence from our imaging lab for a few days. It isn’t a tool which I’ve had much reason to use before. Given the limited support for Apple’s APFS file system among forensic tools (X-Ways and EnCase have some support now; I don’t have access to BlackLight but I expect it is...

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We are hiring!

CCL are always interested in recruiting exceptional people to join our ever-expanding team of experts. After holding a number of assessment days, we will be holding another assessment day on the 12th July 2018. We are specifically looking for Imaging Technicians, so if this is a role that is of interest to you or you believe you can fill, please...

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Defence Cases

The British legal system, adversarial as it is, is of necessity a game of two halves. Attention is sometimes given in the media to the assistance provided to prosecuting authorities by digital forensic experts, but reporting of the case for the Defence almost always focuses on the words of the Defence Counsel. But who provides Defence barristers with the material...

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Digital Evidence and Disclosure Event

Are you concerned about the current media reporting of a digital evidence crisis? Are you undertaking reviews of high profile cases to ensure that digital evidence has not been missed? Are you looking at how to improve managing disclosure of digital evidence? Following the success of our first event, CCL are holding our second seminar on digital evidence and disclosure...

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The new Nokia 3310: Part 1

On a recent trip to Kerala, I had a short layover in Dubai and whilst wandering around the duty-free shops something caught my eyes: I couldn’t resist! The salesperson asked whether I would prefer it in blue or grey, but because I intended to bring the phone back to CCL, I was more interested in making sure I got the...

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Windows 10 Timeline Forensic Artefacts

The April 2018 Update that Microsoft rolled out for Windows 10 a few days ago included a new feature called “Timeline”. Timeline is like a browser history, but for your whole computer; it provides a chronology which not only contains the websites that you visited, but the documents you edited, the games you played, the images you viewed or created...

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CCL welcomes Trivena and Tom to our team

CCL would like to welcome Trivena Longmate and Tom Quiney to our expanding team. Trivena has joined as a Senior PC Analyst and Tom has joined as an IT Administrator. We are still recruiting for a number of jobs, so if you are interested in a change in career, find out more and apply today.

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Graduate Assessment Day – 7th June 2018

CCL are constantly on the lookout for exceptional people to join our team. The world of cyber security and digital forensics doesn’t stay still for long and we know that to stay one step ahead we need to employ the most innovative people. CCL are recruiting for a wide variety of roles across the business and after a successful number...

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Mobile Device Lab – Defence Case Examination

Remit of Case A client who was charged with terrorism offences had his mobile phone examined by a law enforcement agency. A timeline of alleged incriminating activity on this phone had been produced which merged activities across multiple applications (web browsing history, photographs/videos taken, notes created, messaging applications). The defence required CCL to review the timeline, containing some 300 events,...

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Digital Evidence does not exist in a vacuum

Locard’s Exchange Principle is one of the fundamental ideas in forensic science which states that: “every contact leaves a trace”. This most fundamental of principles holds true just as well in the world of digital forensics, but increasingly we must consider more carefully both what these points of contact are; and when contact is made, where these traces may be...

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