Coming Soon to IEF: Recover Documents, Corporate Email, IM and OS Artifacts


With the release of our next version of Internet Evidence Finder (IEF), we will be introducing a new business application and operating system artifacts module that enables the recovery of a host of new artifact types, including:

  • Corporate Email and Instant Messaging artifacts including Outlook OST & PST files, mbox email archives, and Microsoft Lync/OCS IM
  • Document files including .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx
  • Operating System artifacts including user accounts, USB device history, lnk files, pre-fetch files, shellbags, jumplists, event logs and more
  • IEF will carve for most of these artifacts whenever possible

Why are we adding non Internet-related artifacts to Internet Evidence Finder?

We know that listening to our customers is the best way we can learn how to improve. Over the past couple of years, hundreds of customers have asked us to expand on the types of artifacts that IEF can recover to include documents, email and other common OS artifacts.

Truth be told – when these requests first started coming in, we weren’t sure if they were a fit for the IEF concept, as it’s been primarily an Internet forensics tool. Then we realized that delivering the functionality our customers want and need to make their lives easier (the ability to find more evidence with one tool) is what we want and need to do. You spoke; we listened, and added in these features and artifacts for you.

This is why customer feedback is so important to us – we use it to shape what we do. Thank you (and keep it coming)!

— Jad and the Magnet Forensics team

 

IEF will soon be able to recover common OS Artifacts, including:

IEF OS Artifacts

Example of OS Artifacts ready for analysis in IEF Report Viewer:

OS Artifacts in IEF Report Viewer

Recover the following existing and deleted documents from allocated or unallocated space:

Example of documents ready for analysis in IEF Report Viewer:

Documents in IEF Report Viewer
Recover email from Outlook OST/PST files and MBOX email archives, as well as email fragments from the browser-based Outlook Web App: 

Example of emails recovered from Outlook and MBOX files in IEF Report Viewer:
Example of emails recovered from Outlook and MBOX files in IEF Report Viewer

Recover chat messages, call logs and file transfers from Microsoft Lync (Office Communicator):

Example of Lync artifacts ready for analysis in IEF Report Viewer:

Example of Lync artifacts ready for analysis in IEF Report Viewer