digital forensics toolsFAIRMONT, W.Va. /eNewsChannels/ — Backbone Security is pleased to announce the release of V3.2 of their popular StegAlyzerAS and StegAlyzerSS digital forensics tools. Developed in Backbone’s Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC), the tools are widely used by US and international law enforcement agencies; the intelligence community; and private sector computer forensic examiners to detect the presence or use of steganography applications on seized digital media.

StegAlyzerAS detects the fingerprints (i.e., hash values) of file and registry artifacts associated with 812 steganography applications. StegAlyzerSS detects the signatures of more than 50 of those applications and provides an automated extraction capability, a “point-click-and-extract” interface, for a growing number of those applications.

This version features Windows 7 compatibility along with the implementation of disk image mounting technology from Paraben Corporation. Through the integration of technology from Paraben’s popular P2 eXplorer, the tools currently support the following image types: CD/DVD, EnCase (up to V6), SMART, Safeback, RAW, and Paraben’s Forensic Replicator (PFR) (compressed and encrypted).

Version 3.2 also features the capability to install and run the tools on 64-bit platforms in 32-bit mode. A version that can run in true 64-bit mode will be released in the near future.

About the SARC:

The SARC ( is a Center of Excellence in steganography research and development within Backbone Security. Established to create and maintain a national repository of steganography applications, fingerprints, and signatures that can be consulted during the forensic examination of seized media, the SARC has created the world’s largest hash set exclusive to steganography applications. The SARC has become the industry leader in developing world-class forensic tools and techniques for detecting and extracting information hidden with steganography applications.

About Backbone Security:

In addition to hosting the SARC, Backbone ( is a PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) Approved Scanning Vendor that conducts automated PCI DSS compliance assessments with their industry leading One-Stop Scanning Solution. Backbone also provides real-time intrusion monitoring, vulnerability assessment, and business continuity and disaster recovery planning services.

About Paraben Corporation:

Paraben ( specializes in comprehensive digital forensic solutions for handhelds, hard drives, enterprise networks, and consumers. Handheld innovations offer 360 degrees of solution power from seizure to analysis. Hard drive solutions move to the next level by solving problems through a specialized tool approach and a single command suite. Enterprise technologies top off the repertoire with proactive and reactive solutions for networks. These solutions work through a stealth client server system that responds to, or prepares you, for any issue in your network where forensic-grade data is key. Finally, Paraben’s technology allows parents to protect their family from illicit images and unwanted online predators. From technology to services Paraben provides effective results.

StegAlyzer™ is a trademark of Backbone Security.

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Story References: Backbone Security is pleased to announce the release of V3.2 of their popular StegAlyzerAS and StegAlyzerSS digital forensics tools, PCI Data Security Standard DSS Approved Scanning Vendor, SARC, Center of Excellence in steganography research and development, West Virginia company, Paraben Corporation.