SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Category - Incident Response

Digital Forensics Case Leads: There Is No Theme

This week in Case Leads, we feature a wide array of new tools and articles that defy classification under any particular theme. You'll find tools forensic image processing and analysis, PDF analysis, and password cracking. News and articles include issues of law, process automation, forensic value, and incident response. Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: There Is No Theme


Digital Forensics Case Leads: Tracking Takes Center Stage - Photos, Vehicles, and Phones

Photo forensics tops the news in this edition of Digital Case Leads. Valdimir Katalov, CEO of ElcomSoft is interviewed about his team's discovery that the implementation of many of the digital signature systems used by Canon and Nikon are faulty. His team demonstrated that they could forge "authentic" digital photos. How many courts rely upon … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Tracking Takes Center Stage - Photos, Vehicles, and Phones


How to Extract Flash Objects from Malicious PDF Files

Authors of malicious PDF documents have often relied on JavaScript embedded in the PDF file to produce more reliable Adobe Reader exploits. The attackers now also embed Flash programs, which incorporate ActionScript, in a similar manner. This note demonstrates several steps for extracting malicious Flash from PDF files, so you can analyze it for malware artifacts. We will take a brief look at using pdf-parser, PDF Stream Dumper and SWFDump for this purpose. Continue reading How to Extract Flash Objects from Malicious PDF Files


Case Leads: The Digital Forensics Case of the Decade? Digital Forensics at US Border Crossings; Serious Flaw in Enterprise Firewalls? The Feds Re-examine DFIR As Data Shifts To The Cloud

The digital forensic and ediscovery case of the decade could describe the litigation between Facebook and a man that claims he has a contract and emails from Harvard Student Mark Zukerberg for 50% ownership of "The Face Book" as an early-stage investor. There are more questions than answers in this case right now, among them: … Continue reading Case Leads: The Digital Forensics Case of the Decade? Digital Forensics at US Border Crossings; Serious Flaw in Enterprise Firewalls? The Feds Re-examine DFIR As Data Shifts To The Cloud


Context-Specific Signatures for Computer Security Incident Response

Despite the limitations of signatures in generic situations, context-specific signatures can help when responding to a computer security incident. The process starts with the identification of the attributes that act as signs of the incident. The next step involves codifying these signs as custom signatures to help the organization assess the scope of the incident and later contain it. Continue reading Context-Specific Signatures for Computer Security Incident Response