Ask The Expert – How Common are Fake Accounts Online?

Ask The Expert – How Common are Fake Accounts Online?

With the ease of creating accounts online, the problem in the legal field becomes: how do we know who sent a particular message/email/photo, etc.? A message may come from John Doe’s Facebook page, but does that page really belong to John Doe? Did John set it up or did someone else? If John set it up, was he even the one logged in when the message was sent?

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iOS 11.4.1 Restricted Mode and Digital Forensics

iOS 11.4.1 Restricted Mode and Digital Forensics

With iOS 11.4.1 (released July, 2018) comes a new feature call “USB Restricted Mode.” With this update, this mode is enabled by default, even though it appears off (see picture). It locks down the lightning port after one hour of no password being entered on the device. This new mode could impact mobile phone forensics.

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Want to Know what Facebook Knows About You? Download Your Data

Want to Know what Facebook Knows About You? Download Your Data

In the last week there has been much reporting about the amount of data Facebook stores about its users. From Facebook keeping phone call and text message meta data of Android users, to Cambridge Analytica using Facebook data to profile and micro-target users for political purposes, it is clear that Facebook tracks a lot of user activity. You can get a copy of your Facebook data and see how much Facebook really knows. 

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