‘Tis the season...for ransomware! Crooks, just everyone else, are looking to make a little bit of extra money this holiday season so they can get their kids that GI Joe with the Kung-Fu grip (points for whoever gets the movie reference). Recently, I have been pushed to really pay attention to the Trojan/Ransomware landscape, and … Continue reading Ryuk and GPOs and Powershell, Oh My!
I recently went on a trip which required hanging out in a couple of airport terminals. While waiting on my flights I saw the usual scene: a sea of people staring down at their phones. I am not going to delve into the obvious security concerns (whole different topic), but I was able to see … Continue reading Venmo. The App for Virtual Ballers.
Portions of this blog post appeared in the 6th issue of the INTERPOL Digital 4n6 Pulse newsletter. I would like to thank Heather Mahalik and Or Begam, both of Cellebrite, who helped make the Android database portion of this blog post possible, and Mike Williamson of Magnet Forensics for all the help with the underpinnings … Continue reading Wickr. Alright. We’ll Call It A Draw.
Last week I was at DFRWS USA in Portland, OR to soak up some DFIR research, participate in some workshops, and congregate with some of the DFIR tribe. I also happen to be there to give a 20 minute presentation on Android Auto & Google Assistant. Seeing how this was my first presentation I was … Continue reading Google Assistant Butt Dials (aka Accidental & Canceled Invocations)
When I initially started this blog I set a modest goal of making one post a month with the understanding that sometimes life will happen and take priority. Well, life is happening for me this month: an imminent house move, an upcoming presentation at DFRWS USA, the GCFE, and several cases at work have kept … Continue reading Me(n)tal Health in DFIR – It’s Kind of a Big Deal
There is an update to this post. It can be found after the 'Conclusion' section.I was recently tasked with examining a two-year old Android-based phone which required an in-depth look at Snapchat. One of the things that I found most striking (and frustrating) during this examination was the lack of a modern, in-depth analysis of … Continue reading Two Snaps and a Twist – An In-Depth (and Updated) Look at Snapchat on Android
I have been picking on Google lately. In fact, all of my blog posts thus far have focused on Google things. Earlier this year I wrote a blog about Android Auto, Google’s solution for unifying telematic user interfaces (UIs), and in it I mentioned that I am a daily CarPlay driver. So, in the interest … Continue reading Ridin’ With Apple CarPlay