Brett's Ramblings

Quick video on building a Mini-WinFE
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
Download Mini-WinFE here: http://reboot.pro/files/file/375-mini-winfe/1) Unzip the project with 7 zip or WinRAR (you'll run into build problems using other methods)2)  Choose your source3)  Choose if you want to have the program in or out of the wim file4) Add FTK Imager (must be on your hard drive)5) Add X-Ways Forensics (must be on your hard driv...
Mini-WinFE is out of beta!
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
Mini-WinFE is out of beta! The Mini-WInFE project is out of beta (it worked as expected).  This is a "mini" FE because it is a tad bit more than the original command line only version and a little less than the full-featured-every-option-available version. It's fast to build (less than 10 minutes to build and burn to a CD), fast to boot, and fast t...
X-Ways Forensics and WinFE
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
A faster WinFE build is available on http://winfe.wordpress.com/ that includes a script to add XWF to the build.  Of course, you have to have a license for XWF for the script to add it to the build.  As of now, it includes FTK Imager and dd tools, with more on the way to add.   The build method is a beta only because more a...
Mini-WinFE
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
This is Project 1 of 3 for alternative WinFE builds.  The two other projects are forthcoming with the primary difference being you being able to choose which method you prefer.This build is tentatively called “Mini – WinFE” because it is a super quick method to build a WinFE with minimal features.  Primarily, it is an acquisition boot disc with the...
Updated link on the Mistype project
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
Updated link:  http://mistype.reboot.pro/documents/WinFE/winfe.htm This is really good info, check it out.
Another discount on the XWF Guide at $37.96
Brett Shavers
Books
Click to order from Amazon (lowest price available for now)Amazon reduced the price.  Grab it before it goes up (again).Regarding companion materials to go along with the book, please comment on the blog, or send an email, with suggestions you would like to see.  So far, there will be one image that will be used to use with examples in th...
Best publicly available testing of WinFE I've seen to date
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
I'm sure you have tested your WinFE (if not, that means you have not yet used it in a real case....).  If you have, take a look at a draft of tests at http://minixp.reboot.pro/other/WinFE/winfe.htm.  This link will change soon, but I will update it as soon as it changes.  Until then, you can catch it now.For anyone that has not yet tested their Win...
Creating distributable test images
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
I'm in the process of creating working materials to go along with the XWF Guide in the form of exercises and test images.  I expect to be finished in 2014 or 2015 or ...(it all depends on time available).  The materials will be freely available but will really only work best with the XWF Guide.  And yes, I know I can use images alrea...
Hindsight is 20-20
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
Cool. Download the XWF Guide to your iPad, iPhone, iTouch, or iPod
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/x-ways-forensics-practitioners/id694171610?mt=11
X-Ways Users Conference
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
Very cool.  Meet Eric Zimmerman and Craig Ball at The Inaugural Australian X-Ways Users Conference in Canberra in March 2014!The best part...you get a copy of the XWF Guide :)  ] If you can't make it to this conference, get the book!Click to order, Amazon still has the best price.          
Clean up on aisle 7...
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
WinFE Twitter account compromised...now WinFE is following over a thousand new Twitter users...too bad none of those that are actually the kind of accounts to follow...clean up time...
XWF Guide as #2 best seller (in Forensic Science) on Amazon
Brett Shavers
Books
We've gotten quite a bit of personal email feedback on the XWF Guide, and in one category at Amazon (Forensic Science), the XWF Guide ranks at #2.There's been only one Amazon review, so let us know if you found the book helpful with a review on Amazon.  We will be very grateful for nice :) words, but we'll take any criticisms as well :(
Another short-run sale
Brett Shavers
Books
Elsevier - Snygress has another sale, but this time it is 50% off.  You have only a few days to take advantage of it (I am...).  There is a limit of two books, so if you were looking for a second book to add, how about this one: http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781597499859&pagename=search
XWF Guide Review by Ken Pryor
Brett Shavers
Books
Ken Pryor wrote a very in-depth review of the XWF Guide.   Ken has a very informative DF blog and we're glad to have been mentioned in such detail.  Thank you Ken for the nice review.Check out Ken's review at:  http://digiforensics.blogspot.com/2013/09/book-review-x-ways-forensics.html And of course, here is a direct link to order the XWF Guide... ...