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Digital forensics startup Double digit multiplication has launched a new service that enables people to make digital forensic assessments of files, including those of other people.
Double digit multiplication is the brainchild of digital forensics analyst, Sam O’Boyle, who first noticed that there wasn’t a single app that provided a comprehensive digital forensic examination for files on his iPhone, and that the majority of apps that were available were not very useful.
The app is now available for free to anyone who owns the app, but O’Reilly Media’s website offers users the option to “set up a password and pay a few bucks” to use the app as their own.””
The reason why I wrote the app is because of all the apps that have already been written for me,” O’Brien told TechRadars.
The app is now available for free to anyone who owns the app, but O’Reilly Media’s website offers users the option to “set up a password and pay a few bucks” to use the app as their own.
“I think people are kind of confused by this, and they’re not sure if it’s the best idea,” O ‘Boyle said.
“They might think, ‘well, you can’t use it as your own password, and if you get a password, that means that somebody else has it’.”
While the app only provides the forensic analysis that is required by law enforcement, the app can also help users find files that have been hidden or deleted, and helps with the forensic identification of deleted files.
In the case of deleted or obscured files, Double digit can tell the difference between a good and bad copy, which could help with criminal cases.
O’Boyle said that the app could be a valuable tool for investigators and criminals.
“We are going to be using this app for years to come,” he said.
“It’s going to become a standard tool for forensic examiners, forensic investigators, law enforcement.”
He added that there were plenty of other tools available that would allow users to make forensic assessments, including tools that were built for the mobile device.
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