Entries by Paul Andrews

Notes from dongle hell

One of the growth areas in digital forensics is the use of USB dongles for the licencing of software.  Every single practitioner now finds themselves managing a veritable menagerie of tiny USB devices, just to enable them to carry out their day-to-day work.  Of course, where dongles for core forensic software are concerned, most people […]

Hit Counter Accuracy – Caveat Emptor!

A frequent question when dealing with browser forensics is ‘Does the Hit Count value mean that the user visited site ‘x’, on ‘y’ occasions?’ Most browsers record a ‘Hit Count’ value in one or more of the files they use to track browser activity, and it is important that an analyst understands any potential pitfalls […]