Project Announcement – EXFILES

3 September, 2020
On 1st of July 2020 the European cooperative research project, EXFILES, has started.
To make matters worse, the device manufacturers offer built in, robust encryption which can render data on a captured device virtually non existent. With no help coming from the manufacturer pool, it has become a matter of public security and interest to find ways to systematically crack encrypted mobile devices to gather evidence to prosecute criminals or even thwart future attempts at criminal activity such as terrorism, targeted attacks and extortion.
With the goal of creating tools for law enforcement agencies to extract data and related evidence from locked mobile devices, the consortium will also actively research the areas of ethical and legal aspects as well as perform dissemination and training activities for the next generation of forensic experts.
EXFILES is a consortium of seven different agencies including law enforcement, universities and cybersecurity companies under the coordination of Technikon Austria.