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Introduction to Blade® v1.9 We are pleased to announce the release of Blade v1.9.   This release of Blade® brings a number of fixes and some great new features.  This is the first release of Blade® to have evaluation capabilities which allow the user to test and evaluate our software for 30  days. When Blade™ is installed […]

Digital Detective Blade® logo on top of a open hard disk drive

Introduction to Blade® v1.8 This release of Blade has a number of new features and improvements.  We have added 8 new Data Recovery Profiles to the Global Recovery Database, as well as releasing some new Professional Modules.  We have released a new 3GP/MPEG-4/ISO Base Media Format Intelli-Carve® Recovery Profile for the recovery of MP4/3GP video files.  […]

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Introduction Not so long ago, one email client which increased in popularity (particularly amongst paedophiles) in the United Kingdom was that provided with America Online (AOL). Email extraction and analysis causes significant problems for digital forensic examiners. Almost all of the forensic software designed for extracting email is tailored for dealing with mail-store files which are intact.  This means that […]

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Introduction A useful feature of Blade® is the ability to exchange Data Recovery Profiles with colleagues and other digital forensic practitioners. The processing of Exporting and Importing profiles is relatively simple. Global Recovery Profile Database Blade® has access to two separate data recovery profile databases. The global database cannot be altered by the user and […]

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Introduction The use of electronic mail (email) as a mode of communications for both formal and informal purposes has increased considerably over the past decade. As such, the opportunities for the criminal element of society to make use of this facility have also widened making it commonplace within a digital forensics examination to review email […]