Show the desktop’s image name on a Mac

Sometimes you just need to know where that image shown on your desktop is stored! For this, there is a simple but effective line of text you can pop into your terminal. defaults write com.apple.dock desktop-picture-show-debug-text -bool TRUE;killall Dock This will render the image’s location pathname and image name over Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

Network Forensics Concerns around GDPR

In Cyber Forensic there are a vast array of tools that are used throughout most investigations, however, not all jurisdictions allow or even agree to the usage of some of them. This is mainly due to each specific geographical region’s view on their citizens right to privacy. Some of the Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

Forensic Analysis on Linux (Unix)

Operating Systems come in a few competing choices, of which the major players are Apple’s MacOS, Microsoft’s Windows and then the various flavours of Linux, of which most are open sourced while the remainder are proprietary to their vendors. Of the three, Windows is the most dissimilar, with MacOS and Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

Comparing Interface Types in Cyber Forensics

In digital and cyber forensics, there are three main types of categories when it comes to forensic tooling. They can be considered as: Graphical User Interfaces (GUI’s) Interactive Text-based Consoles Command-line interfaces (CLI’s) Of these, the main competitors are really just GUIs and CLIs as they certainly differentiate most from Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

Altering Computer Evidence

Ever since it has been possible for humans to operate computers, some have used it to perform criminal activities. Part of a cybercriminal’s gameplay is to cover up or otherwise alter digital evidence in one form or another. There are many reasons why cybercriminals may try to alter computer evidence; Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago