Fishers, Indiana (PRWEB)
April 26, 2009 -- Raising the bar in the
Electronic Discovery industry, Fishers
based Forensic Innovations, Inc. is now
able to detect TrueCrypt, and other
encryption data hiding techniques. The
newly released File Investigator version
2.23 continues in their plan of supporting
more file types (currently supporting
3,312) than any other product in the
industry. Along with the 141 added file
types, the accuracy of 78 existing file
types was improved. Add to that the
ability to identify more encryption file
formats (including the elusive TrueCrypt)
, and this version is truly a leap forward
in advancing the state of the art in the
analysis and filtering of Electronically
Stored Information (ESI). http://www.forensicinnovations.com.
TrueCrypt has earned a reputation for
simplifying the process of encrypting your
data, as well as hiding it. On their web
they claim that "no TrueCrypt volume
can be identified (volumes cannot be
distinguished from random data)."
That was true, until now.
Forensic Innovations engineers took
this claim as a challenge, and focused
their expertise on developing a method to
definitively identify encrypted files that
contain no identifiable header, signatures
or magic numbers. The result is the
ability to identify relatively any
headerless encrypted file. Headerless
simply means that the file header and
supporting data structures are either
stored elsewhere or are encrypted to blend
in with the rest of the data. This is the
technique that TrueCrypt, and some of
their competitors, use to further secure
your data and make the file
When the File Investigator TOOLS
finds encrypted files, it reports the type
of encrypted file and, when possible, what
encryption algorithm is used. While some
encrypted files can't be narrowed down to
a specific application, just knowing that
they are encrypted can be important. In a
legal case, knowing that potential
evidence is encrypted and intentionally
hidden can provide the leverage to entice
the encryption key from the owner or show
the court intent to conceal evidence.
Employers can use this tool to catch
employees hiding data on company computers
and potentially collecting intellectual
property. This technology is also
available to our business partners and as
a licensed API. For further details, and a
discussion on this topic, visit the
Innovations Blog, http://www.forensicinnovations.com/blog.
About Forensic Innovations, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Forensic Innovations,
Inc. provides Computer Forensics software
products to customers around the world.
Their software identifies and analyzes
thousands of file formats, and is used in
Document Management, Data Recovery, Data
Security, Electronic Discovery, Government
Agencies, Law Enforcement, Litigation and
Research. As the number and size of hard
drives increases so does the need to
identify, search and organize the many
types of data and files being produced.
Armstrong, Sales Associate
Forensic Innovations, Inc.
8686 Providence Drive
Fishers, Indiana 46038
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