Death of a Thousand Cuts: Finding Evidence Everywhere! presented at BlackhatUSA 2006

by Johnny Long,

Summary : In this day and age, forensics evidence lurks everywhere. This talk takes attendees on a brisk walk through the modern technological landscape in search of hidden digital data. Some hiding places are more obvious than others, but far too many devices are overlooked in a modern forensics investigation. As we touch on each device, we'll talk about the possibilities for the forensic investigator, and take a surprising and fun look at the nooks and crannies of many devices considered commonplace in today's society. For each device, we'll look at what can be hidden and talk about various detection and extraction techniques, avoiding at all costs the obvious "oh I knew that" path of forensics investigation. All this will of course be tempered with Johnny's usual flair, some fun (and admittedly rowdy) "where's the evidence" games, and some really cool giveaways.

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