is in the Chipset
Despite all of the complications in the analysis
of white-box devices, there is a silver lining to
this looming grey cloud. While there are tens of
thousands of different Chinese-made handsets
available today, over 90% of the chipsets used
in these devices are built by four major manufacturers: Media Tek, Spreadtrum, Infineon, and
From: The Chinese Cell Phone Menace by Kevin
Create a Template for
Templates are easy to create and will end up
saving you many hours of work down the road.
The template doesn’t have to be set in stone, but
just having one will make report writing easier, if
for no other reason than because you won’t have
to remember to include things that are already
built-in. They are a great tool for ensuring consistent formatting and standardized language.
Use confidentiality language whenever appropriate. Also, I recommend having the word
“Draft” in a header, footer, or watermark on
every page until the report is finalized. Those
of you familiar with the recent changes to the
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure may recall that
drafts of expert reports have additional protection from discovery, but it behooves you to make
your drafts easily recognizable as such.
From: Report Writing Guidelines by Melia Kelley
Live Digital Forensics
Myth: Actions taken by a digital forensics practitioner must not change the data held on a digital
device’s storage media if such data is to be relied
upon in a court of law.
From: Dispelling Common Myths of Live Digital
Forensics by Matthew J. Decker, Warren G. Kruse
II, Bill Long, and Greg Kelley