IADFI Offers New Social Media Database for Digital Forensics Investigators

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The International Association of Digital Forensics Investigators announced today that it is making available access to a database containing millions of records compiled from Social Media profile images, photographs, URL links, GPS information, filenames and other artifacts of interest to investigators.

The International Association of Digital Forensics Investigators announced today that it is making available access to a database containing millions of records compiled from social media images, photographs, URL links, GPS information, filenames and other artifacts of interest to investigators.

This database will allow law enforcement, private investigators and other digital forensics investigators to cross-reference digital photos, image URL's, image hashcodes, image filenames, social network usernames and, in some cases, attached facial recognition information.

By using this database a digital forensics investigator can obtain links to social media pages based on a photographic images and links discovered in electronic evidence. In addition, an investigator can specify a partial URL address, various hashcodes and cached filenames that can be used to locate associated photographs, social media links and other information from the database.

The service is also able to quickly traverse related associations based on links, photos, GPS locations, city names and other artifacts using a distributed, cloud based search cluster that is able to quickly visit multiple websites in order to collect more information related to an investigation.

IADFI.org also provides law enforcement with software that is able to create hashcodes of illicit images such as child pornography that can be added to the database. Additional software can then examine a video file and detect if any of the images appear within any frame by examining every frame in the video. This technique makes it very easy to discover if illicit images exist or have been inserted anywhere within a video file.

Designed as a tool for law enforcement, this database can also be used by investigators to assist with infidelity investigations, missing persons, cyberbullying, identify theft and other suspicious or criminal activity.

The database is currently available as a service to IADFI.org members with per query pricing or as an annual subscription service for users needing additional services and higher query rates.

Additional information about this database may be obtained by contacting the IADFI.org directly.

About IADFI.org

The International Association of Digital Forensics Investigators is a network for Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics and eDiscovery Investigators, Law Enforcement, Private Investigators, Attorneys, Legal Professionals, Security Professionals, Consultants, Service Providers and Software Developers to network together.

The mission of IADFI.org is to focus on the research and development of software, hardware and techniques that enrich the tools used by digital forensics, information security, law enforcement and legal service professionals.

To learn more about this database, please contact:

Brian Lockrey, IADFI.org
120 North Dixon, #117
Kokomo, IN
765-252-0080
info(at)iadfi(dot)org

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