Oxygen Forensics Offers FREE Remote Training During COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our world almost overnight—upending daily routines and disrupting much of the global economy. Unfortunately, crime never takes a day off, not even during times of crisis. Ongoing digital forensics investigations have lost none of their urgency, and investigators still need resources that will enable them to use their tools to …

The Role of Digital Forensics in Tackling Case Backlog

There’s no question that digital forensics has done a great deal of good for modern law enforcement. As digital technology grows more ubiquitous, more advanced, and more tightly integrated into our day-to-day lives, so too has it grown to play an increasingly important role in the modern criminal justice system. Modern criminals generate reams of …

Kickin’ Kik

What is it? Kik is a free instant messaging app, which works on iPhones, Androids and Kindles. As of May 2016, Kik Messenger had approximately 300 million registered users, and was used by approximately 40% of United States teenagers[i]. Of its 15 million monthly active users, 57% are in the 13-24 age bracket[ii]. The functionality …

Signal Disruption

Signal – secure messenger for confidential communication In today’s world everyone is using messenger applications. Many users prefer using messengers that have strong encryption built-in for obvious reasons from confidentiality to hiding data from investigators.  One such app used by messengers due to the confidentiality and privacy they provide. Signal is one of these messengers …

WhatsApp Forensics

With more than 1.5 billion users and 5.5 billion messages per day, WhatsApp is without a doubt the most popular messenger in the world. All messages sent using WhatsApp have end-to-end encryption, meaning they are unreadable if intercepted by anyone, including law enforcement and WhatsApp itself. More importantly, WhatsApp communications are never stored on the …