Forensic investigators should routinely determine if backup files exist during their initial case assessment. A backup file is a like a snapshot of the devices memory in time. It is an excellent alternative to a lost or locked device or when other forensic procedures cannot recover the data. A backup may […]
A New Haven, CT man who served 17 years in prison for murder and robbery was freed back on April 25, 2018 after he was exonerated by cellphone records. Read Article
The digital evidence is out there to save more lives, but defense teams may not be as educated […]
Modern mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets and portable navigation devices can contain a history of a user’s location for many months and sometimes many years depending on the device characteristics.
The location data stored in the device memory can originate from many sources with the most common being Global […]
A NEW Standardized Method for Investigators and Attorneys
IRIS LLC is proud to announce the creation of the first standardized Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) for indigent defense organizations. Developed for the defense community to reduce pre-trial incarceration and prevent future wrongful convictions in […]
When digital evidence is encountered during an investigation, many questions arise:
What is the best method to preserve the evidence? How should the evidence be handled? How should valuable or potentially relevant data contained be preserved?
The key to answering these questions begins with a firm understanding of the characteristics of digital […]
Location data from cellular service provider records can be key evidence in a case. Cell-site information from call detail records can place a person in a general are but are not very accurate. Cellular service providers have more accurate location data known as Per Call Measurement Data (PCMD).
Previously overlooked cell site records containing location data were used to exonerate a man after 17 years in jail.
In 2000, teenager Vernon Horn was convicted for a January 1999 robbery and murder at a New Haven neighborhood convenience store. Seventeen years later, cell-site records were used to set aside the conviction. […]
Effective use of location data begins with having the knowledge of what information to get and where to find it. But the most important thing to know is that it is time sensitive so it must be prioritized early.
The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the government cannot monitor people’s movements for weeks or months by tracking the location of their mobile phones without a warrant. In a ruling that could have broad implications for privacy rights in the digital age, justices on both sides […]
In our earlier post on this topic, Best Practices for Searching Social Media for Evidence, we described a universal approach for searching the internet to locate and identify social media evidence. In this article we will discuss the best practices for preserving social media evidence, the rules […]