Forensics
World's Largest Steganography Application Hash Set - Free for Law Enforcement Feb 26 2007 05:12PM
Chad W. Davis (chad davis backbonesecurity com)
Backbone Security's Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC) is
pleased to announce the release of version 3.0 of SAFDB. With the
fingerprints, or hash values, of every file artifact associated with 625
steganography applications, SAFDB is the world's largest commercially
available hash set exclusive to digital steganography and other information
hiding applications. The database is used by federal, state and local law
enforcement; intelligence community; and private sector computer forensic
examiners to detect the presence or use of steganography and extract hidden
information.

Version 3.0 contains hash values for each file artifact associated with the
625 steganography applications computed with the CRC-32, MD-5, SHA-1,
SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 algorithms.

A free extract of SAFDB with MD5 hashes only is available to qualifying law
enforcement, government, and intelligence agency computer forensic
examiners.

With the release of Version 3.0, Backbone is also pleased to announce the
free extract of SAFDB is now available to computer forensic examiners in
international law enforcement agencies. The extract is available in formats
that can be imported into EnCase, FTK, HashKeeper, ILook, and ProDiscover.

For information on registering for access to the free MD5 extract of SAFDB
v3.0, please visit http://www.sarc-wv.com.

In addition to SAFDB, the SARC has also developed state-of-the-art
steganalysis tools for detecting the presence or use of steganography and
has developed the world's first commercially available network security
appliance capable of detecting artifacts and signatures of steganography in
real-time.

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