Brett's Ramblings

Want a free and signed copy of the XWF Guide? It's yours!
Brett Shavers
Books
That's right, a free signed copy of the XWF Guide is yours, but only IF you can win the contest. http://hackingexposedcomputerforensicsblog.blogspot.com/ On a related note, check out Eric's interview on his ongoing imaging tests on YouTube. And the winner is.... http://hackingexposedcomputerforensicsblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/daily-blog-78-sunday-fu...
Positive Feedback
Brett Shavers
Books
So far, we've had a lot of positive feedback on the XWF Guide, so much so, that the second edition (should that happen) will have a few added things.  Like...a companion CD with sample data and slidedecks for classroom use.However, before a second edition is started, this edition has to first be outdated by updates in XWF.The bad news on a second e...
The XWF Guide aka, "going like hot cakes"
Brett Shavers
Books
Not to put on any pressure, but I've been informed the XWF Guide is planned for reprint due to the preorder demand.  For those that preordered, that was a good idea, you may have your guide by now or it's in the mail.  For those that were waiting for the book to come out first instead of preordering, you may want to hurry.   I'm not sure how long i...
Elsevier SciTechConnect
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/Our publisher has a new blog written by their authors.  So, for all of us that read books by Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier), you may find your favorite authors writing about something of interest.  Although it is yet another blog, it's also a little different being that it one place with their authors...
Guess I'm not the only one with a Kindle...
Brett Shavers
Books
Looks like more Kindle readers than paperback readers.   Then again, it's easier to have the Kindle at your desk than a stack of books when you are fighting through hex, decoding registry values, and spilling coffee on the desk. Direct link to order the Kindle:  X-Ways Guide - Kindle Direct link to order the old fashioned book:  X-Ways Guide - Book
Book stuff
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
I'm still working toward putting together a standalone, one-button push WinFE creation with some great helpers, but haven't had the time to fully focus on it to make sure I get it working smoothly.   But, I plan to have something done within the next month that anyone will be able to build their own customized WinFE with the least amount of hassle....
The X-Ways Forensics Practitioners Guide is available in Kindle!
Brett Shavers
Books
It certainly feels like a long time has passed, but the time is finally here, at least for the Kindle. Order through Amazon and you can have the book on your Kindle in less than a minute. Although it feels like it took a long time (at least for me), Eric and I finished the book 6 months ahead of schedule.  If you don't have a Kindle, you can at lea...
The XWF Guide discount ship has sailed
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
But, Amazon still has the discount as of right now!  My guess is that Amazon will be ending their 40% discount since the publisher ended their sale.  So you may not have missed the boat yet, but you may want to hurry.   Order from Amazon.com at  "X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide"  
Last day for the 40% discount on the XWF Guide!
Brett Shavers
Books
This is one of those times that procrastinating will cost you money....   What will you tell yourself when you have to spend twice as much for the XWF Guide after tomorrow?                 http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780124116054&_requestid=665676     And shipping is free?&n...
Temporary 40% discount on a book I wrote
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
The X-Ways Practitioner Guide I wrote with Eric Zimmerman was just given a 40% discount from the publisher.   I am posting the information on the WinFE site mainly because X-Ways is the best forensic app that runs in WinFE, fully, without issues.   In the book, I give a few examples of using WinFE with XWF in different situations, such as in edisco...
Some bad news and some good news on the XWF Guide...
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
The bad news first.  Forget the 30% discount. Now the good news.....It is 40% off and no promo code needed!  Holy smokes!From Syngress:“Now through August 15th, Elsevier is offering 40% off all their books, including X-Ways Forensics Practitioners Guide (use this link: http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780124116054&_requesti...
40% Discount off the X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide
Brett Shavers
Books
The 30% has been updated to 40%!From Syngress:“Now through August 15th, Elsevier is offering 40% off all their books, including X-Ways Forensics Practitioners Guide (use this link: http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780124116054&_requestid=665676). No promo code needed. Just follow the link, add to your cart and save big” https://xways...
Another free tool for X-Ways, from Magnet Forensics
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
Magnet Forensics provides a FREE tool at http://info.magnetforensics.com/tsv-to-tln-converter, which converts the X-Ways generated TSV file into the TLN format.  From the tutorial, this looks to be pretty neat and you can't beat the price either.The tutorial on how to use the TSV to TLN Converter can be found at: http://www.magnetforensics.com...
Now this is good.
Brett Shavers
Digital Forensics
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A few more days...
Brett Shavers
Books
Word from the publisher: book is going to print in a few days. One of the benefits of this book is that it shows you how to use X-Ways in your cases, by practically showing which buttons to push to get what you need quickly,The other aspects of the book show how X-Ways works. We show you how you can tweak it do exactly what you want and only what y...