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Backbone Announces Partnership With Perlustro L.P.
ILookPI To Contain World’s Largest Digital Steganography Application Hash Set
November 14, 2008
FAIRMONT, WV - Backbone Security, the industry leader
in digital steganalysis software, has entered into an agreement with Perlustro L.P.
to include hash values of files associated with digital steganography applications
in the new ILookPI™ toolkit. ILook forensics tools have trusted and court
validated 10 year history of use by law enforcement, military, and intelligence
agencies around the world, and it is the only analysis tool used by many large government
agencies. For the past 6 years, ILook was distributed only by the United States
Federal Government, but the new versions of the forensics tools, for the first time,
will now be available to the commercial sector.
Hash values from Backbone’s Steganography Application Fingerprint Database (SAFDB)
based on the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, will be included in ILookPI to allow digital
forensic examiners to detect file artifacts associated with steganography applications
on seized computers or other digital storage media. The functionality will be automated
in ILookPI to where the investigator does not have to understand all the details
of steganalysis in order to achieve inherent value from the tools. Detecting the
presence of a steganography application during the forensic examination of seized
media is a very strong indication these stealth type applications were used to hide
information that may have evidentiary value in an investigation.
Use of anti-forensic tools to conceal or otherwise eliminate evidence of criminal
activity is on the increase. Steganography applications are fundamentally anti-forensic
tools that conceal information from examiners who use only the standard examination
techniques available in most forensic tools. Essentially, the user hides personal
or secret digital information in seemingly innocuous digital files on a computer
SAFDB is maintained in Backbone’s Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC)
and is widely recognized as the world’s largest commercially available database
of steganography applications.
When released, ILookPI will be the most widely used law enforcement digital forensic
tool with an integrated capability to detect the presence of steganography applications
from any digital or seized media.
For more information about ILookPI, please contact Perlustro at (405) 330-2235 or
About Perlustro L.P. - Perlustro L.P. is a privately held computer engineering firm
specializing in forensic software development. Perlustro develops the ILook IXimager,
the world’s leading computer forensics imaging tool in addition to IlookPI, an analysis
toolset. This is now accompanied by a new complete line of EDRM E-Discovery tools
which blend value with speed to set new standards in the harsh economics of E-Discovery
About the SARC - The SARC is a Center of Excellence in digital steganography research and development within Backbone Security. The SARC has established the world's largest commercially available repository of digital steganography applications, fingerprints, and signatures and has developed industry leading computer forensics and network security steganalysis tools for detecting and extracting information hidden with digital steganography applications.
About Backbone Security - In addition to being the leading provider of digital steganalysis tools, Backbone is a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) that conducts automated PCI-DSS compliance assessments with their industry leading One-Stop PCI Scan service. Backbone also provides real-time intrusion monitoring, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and business continuity and disaster recovery planning services.