Inside the Core
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The Inside the Core podcast is provided for entertainment only. Any information, techniques, software or equipment that is discussed should be researched, tested and validated prior to use. This podcast is not a substitute for specialized training that is required for computer forensics. The topics of discussion and/or opinions are those of the host(s) and do not reflect the views of the hosts employers or former employers. Discussion of content, goods, or services provided by outside entities does not imply endorsement. Nothing in the podcast should be construed as an offer, solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any specific products or training.

Inside the CyberCrime 4Cast Super Show

We were kindly invited by Lee Whitfield of Forensic 4Cast to participate in the Digital Forensics Podcast Super Show. Along with Lee, we were joined by Joe Garcia of CyberCrime101 and Lee's brother Simon.

Here is the link to the show:


Happy Holidays

The MacDudes

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:32am PDT

Inside the Core Episode 12

In this episode we discuss Chrome for Mac forensics and the Forensic 4Cast Awards. We have guest host Joe Garcia of the CyberCrime 101 podcast, who tells us about his podcast, the SANS Forensic Summit and HacKidCon.

We also briefly discuss Steve Whalen's new company, Sumuri, and their Forensic Boot and Imaging CD, Paladin; AccessData's FTK Imager command line tool for the Mac; and the websites of the episode.

Thanks to Joe Garcia for being on the show.

We would also like to thank you, our listeners, for voting for ITC in the Forensic 4Cast Award's Best Digital Forensics Podcast. Who would of thought we would of won!

A special thanks to the Florida State Prison System for their votes.

Direct download: Inside_the_Core_Episode_12.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm PDT

Forensic 4Cast Annual Awards

It is time to vote in the 2nd Annual Forensic 4Cast Awards. There are a number of catagories to include:

Outstanding Contribution to Digital Forensics - Company & Indivdual

Digital Forensic Podcast

Digital Forensic Investigator of the Year


Take the time to go to the Awards page and vote for your favorites!

Vote Here! 

Did we mention that Inside the Core was nominated for Best Digital Podcast?


Don't forget to vote for us! A free podcast episode to everyone that votes for ITC!


Be safe,

The MacDudes

Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm PDT

Inside the Core Episode 11

In Episode 11, The MacDudes talk about using the command line to see what extended attributes a file has assigned to it. PLoW covers two plists.

We also talk a bit about the recent CEIC conference, Twitter, and a couple of software applications.

Chris is hard at work trying to get the show notes caught up. We hope to have all  of them on the website for your downloading pleasure.


Be safe!

The MacDudes


Direct download: Inside_The_Core_Episode_11.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm PDT

Inside the Core Episode 10

After a two month hiatus, we are back with Episode 10. We know it has been a while but we are ready to get back to work and bring the best in Mac forensics information to you.

In this Episode we cover the SQLite DB File. PLoW covers several iWork plists, a VLC plist.

The episodes Website of the Week is This website interprets a Mac's serial number and provides us with great information on the make up of that particular system.

We talk briefly about a native "switch" in Snow Leporad that allows us to turn on read/write to NTFS volumes. No need for NTFS 3G or Tuxera NTFS. Look for more on that later.

Show notes to follow.....No really, we promise!

Be Safe!

The MacDudes

Direct download: Inside_the_Core_Episode_10.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13pm PDT