SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Author - hmahalik

Has the smartphone finally outsmarted us?

I can honestly say that the most common question I am asked by examiners, investigators, students and even my neighbors is, "which phone is the most secure?" Obviously, the concern behind the question varies. Some want to secure their own device, and others, like myself, want to prove everyone in DFIR wrong by cracking into … Continue reading Has the smartphone finally outsmarted us?


DFIRCON East Advanced Smartphone Forensics Challenge Winner Announced!

Due to the vast amount of responses we got for our Smartphone Forensic Challenge, the winner was just determined. The rules states that the winner must answer 4 of the 6 questions correctly, and the lucky winner answered all 6 questions correctly. Shawna Denson, you are the lucky winner!!!! Thank you to everyone who submitted. … Continue reading DFIRCON East Advanced Smartphone Forensics Challenge Winner Announced!


DFIRCON EAST Smartphone Forensics Challenge

DFIRCON EAST Smartphone Forensics Challenge: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Smartphone-Challenge The smartphone dataset contains Malware and an iOS backup file. The goal is to highlight application data often missed by forensic tools. Your job? Find it. The object of our challenge is simple: Download the smartphone dataset and attempt to answer the 6 questions. To successfully submit for the … Continue reading DFIRCON EAST Smartphone Forensics Challenge