How to read IPv6 IP addresses

You’ve probably heard about IP addresses running out for some time now. It finally happened last week in North America with IPv4. While the next generation of #IPv6 makes sure we’ll continue to have addresses, it comes with a change and some compatibility issues that can impact your online anonymity and investigations. In this post, we’ll highlight those […]

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When Screenshots Aren’t Enough

Web page preservation is a common task. Choosing how to do it is one of the most important aspects of this task. In this post we’ll look at two different methods, and test drive tools used for each:  Screenshots and Web Archives. Web pages are generally easy to admit into court: The witness testifies that […]

Online: The risks of undercover payments

There are personal risks to going undercover. Any law enforcement officer will tell you that a lot of planning precedes an undercover operation. Agents discuss the target, the environment, and the risks. There are many possible outcomes and a sound plan covers the potential forks in the road: the risks, the evidentiary goals and how […]

How to speak the language of Facebook

Facebook is a database. Every person that you search and every post, photo, or detail on their About page has a unique Facebook ID (FBID). These ID numbers are what distinguish Facebook Graph Search from the other search techniques available on Facebook. Facebook launched Graph in March 2013 and killed it just over a year […]