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Logical AFF4 Imaging: Triage and Logical Image of Mac M1

April 27, 2022

Advanced Digital Forensic Solutions Inc., a company that has been around since 2006 and a leader in forensic triage and collecting information so that decisions can be made. Solutions! ADF strives to live up to its name by being on the forefront with solutions. Solutions to help make your job easier, your backlog slower, and your overall cost lower. ADF Solutions has done it again by grabbing the reins on AFF4 logical imaging and solving an issue in the community.

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See What's New with ADF: Live Mac Forensics

April 6, 2022

ADF digital forensic software and triage software are deployed worldwide by investigators and lab examiners to speed the investigation of mobile phones, tablets, computers, and storage devices. ADF technology software helps digital first responders quickly collect, identify and report on digital evidence - thereby reducing or eliminating forensic backlogs that many agencies and organizations face today.   

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Live Mac Forensics: Round Out Your On-Scene Triage

March 2, 2022

When conducting on-scene triage for any type of crime it is essential to be prepared for any devices you may encounter. It is important to pre-plan and try to figure out what type and how many devices you may encounter, but no matter how many times you read the report or conduct pretextual calls your estimate is going to be off. You need to be prepared and have the ability to adapt and overcome.

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Mac Forensics: Learn to acquire digital evidence on MacOS computers

December 30, 2021

ADF Solutions has been committed to the forensic market for well over 15 years and has continually improved its product offerings as we continue to move forward. As a company, we are focused on solutions … it’s even in our name. You’re trying to solve investigations. We’re focused on developing technology solutions that will help you do your job faster with a primary focus of helping you protect victims. A pretty good reason to wake up and go to work each day.

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Learn Mac Forensics: Mac Boot for M1 and T2 Chips | DFIR for Computers

December 30, 2021

ADF tools have the ability to scan all available Mac computers (M1 and T2 chips) with all types of encryption and virtual drives by running a remote agent that communicates with the desktop application. 

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What is Forensic Triage?

October 26, 2021

During a criminal investigation, prioritizing the evidence is paramount to your success as an investigator. Filtering what is critical to the case and what isn't is the difference between the success and failure of an investigation. 

Forensic triage - sometimes referred to as "digital forensic triage" - is the process by which you collect, assemble, analyze, and prioritize digital evidence from a crime or investigation.

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How to Have a Digital Forensic Triage Process that Works Field to Lab

August 10, 2021

In this 3-minute "How To" video, you'll learn the benefits of having a digital forensic triage process that works from field to lab. Using ADF digital forensic tools, examiners can prepare field investigators to find digital evidence and intelligence on mobile phones, tablets, computers, and storage devices starting on-scene. 

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Remove an iTunes Password set in ADF Digital Forensics Tools

June 22, 2021

The Encrypt backup feature in iTunes locks and encodes your information. In this short How To video, Director of Training, Rich Frawley shows investigators how to remove the known iTunes backup password, if required.

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macOS Forensics: Live Scan Macs with T2 or M1 chips

May 18, 2021

Investigators can now scan all available Mac computers (including macs with T2 or M1 chips) with all types of encryption and virtual drives by running a remote agent that communicates with the desktop application. Now you can perform digital forensic triage on all Macs including

  • macOS T2 chip
  • macOS M1 chip
  • Mac Fusion Drive
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How to Boot Scan a Mac with APFS and FileVault 2

September 24, 2019

In this short 4-minute Mac forensics "How To" video, ADF forensic specialist, Rich Frawley, shows you how to conduct a boot scan of a MacBook Air with APFS & FileVault2 enabled.

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Digital Forensic Boot Scan a Mac with APFS

April 5, 2019

ADF offers the best digital forensic solution for getting relevant data from an Apple Mac laptop or desktop running APFS since it is easy to use and offers investigators a quick and easy way to collect and analyze evidence.  In this short 3-minute video, ADF's digital forensic specialist, Rich Frawley shows how to boot a MacBook Air (APFS, non-encrypted) with Digital Evidence Investigator.

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Meet Phill Moore Author of This Week in 4N6 and Think DFIR

February 12, 2019

If you haven’t yet met Phillip Moore and you’re in the digital forensics or incident response fields, you’re likely to at least know him from one of his top forensic blogs:

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Using a Forensic Triage Tool for Rapid Digital Investigations

December 26, 2018

One of the reasons that investigators choose ADF software as their primary triage tool is because it can be used standalone or in conjunction with traditional forensic software.  Forensic Triage is ideal for front-line investigators because it's fast, easy-to-use, and can net results in situations where time matters. Deployed in a forensic lab, triage software can reduce forensic backlogs and allow forensic examiners to prioritize deep dive forensic investigations.

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macOS Mojave Forensics

November 21, 2018

The best tools for rapid Mac forensics investigations just got better with ADF's release of new software versions to support the collection of artifacts with Mac OS Mojave Forensics and MacOS High Sierra as well as from Windows. 

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It's Easy to Collect and Analyze Digital Evidence on Apple Macs & PCs

November 13, 2018

ADF's New Forensic Software Empowers Investigators and Prosecutors

ADF Solutions, the leading provider of automated forensic software for investigators and lab examiners, announced today the release of new software versions 1.4 for Digital Evidence Investigator, and versions 4.4 for Triage-Investigator, and Triage-G2 software.  

"We are very excited to be the first digital forensic software to parse macOS Mojave log files natively under Windows strengthening our macOS support", stated Raphael Bousquet, CTO, and co-founder of ADF Solutions. "In our world of fast and efficient forensic analysis, we strive to reduce data noise for the investigator. The addition of picture and video classification is a great step in the right direction!"

A precise timeline view links user activities with pictures, videos, and files of interest so investigators can quickly build a digital forensic report to share with prosecutors or other investigators.  The new version leverages enhanced automation and enables investigators to run in-depth digital forensics scans quickly.  The highlights of this new release for the investigative and forensic community include:

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