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4 Cheap Options to Monitor Networks for Evidence

Computer forensics don't have to solely focus on recovering and searching for evidence on storage devices. Although programs like Encase and FTK 3.0 are excellent tools to help find documents, photographs and other files for your investigation, they cut short on collecting network traffic your suspect sends and receives.

Written by Brandon Gregg24 Nov. 09 05:54

How to build your own digital forensics lab, cheap

All too frequently a peer will contact me in a panic about recovering deleted files from a suspect's hard drive--after my peer has trampled on the digital evidence like a rookie police officer at his first crime scene. Often valuable evidence is lost for good,or unusable in court; or worse, the suspect knows he is being investigated.

Written by Brandon Gregg23 July 09 05:18

Tools to identify anonymous users online

After posting 5 Free Ways to Track Online Leaks of Information, I received numerous requests asking how to identify the online source leaking the confidential company information. Here are some techniques a corporate investigator can use to identify anonymous users online.

Written by Brandon Gregg07 July 09 00:23

Free Tools to Send Anonymous Messages

Whether it is for an investigation, a whistle-blower statement, a prank or just extreme paranoia, you may have a need for anonymously sending messages. The following five tools provide an easy to use way to communicate incognito with Internet surfing, emails, phone calls and text messages. While these tools have their limitations, they do provide an Investigator a great way to hide his identity, gather intelligence, and communicate secretly when needed.

Written by Brandon Gregg18 June 09 02:07