Facebook ‘secret sister gift exchange’ is a scam

(2015-11-07; TV Interview)

The original story can be found here. TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Search on Facebook for “secret sister gift exchange” and you’ll find people posting and re-posting the same message over and over again. The message claims you can buy a gift for $10 or more, add your name to a list and then receive a […]

Whatsapp paper accepted in Digital Investigation

(2015-10-27; News Article, Publication/Conference)

(text copied from Popular WhatsApp Collects Phone Numbers, Call Duration, Other Info WEST HAVEN, Conn. – A recent network forensic examination of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service, is offering new details on the data that can be collected from the app’s network from its new calling feature; such as phone numbers and phone call […]

FBTI Award of Excellence

(2015-10-14; News Article)

Frank Breitinger won the FBTI award of excellence 2015 with his dissertation “On the utility of bytewise approximate matching in computer science with a special focus on digital forensics investigations”. This annually award was granted by the German-wide board of computer science faculties of Universities of applied science (Fachbereichstag Informatik, FBTI) and is endowed with […]

Best Paper Award at ICDF2C’15

(2015-10-13; Publication/Conference)

The paper “How Cuckoo Filter Can Improve Existing Approximate Matching Technique” won the best paper award at the 7th EAI International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime (ICDF2C) conference in Seoul, Korea. The abstract is listed below. Due to the importance of this conference, this news was also featured in New Haven Register.