Author Archives: Jonathan Zdziarski

About Jonathan Zdziarski

Respected in his community as an iOS forensics expert, Jonathan is a noted security researcher, penetration tester, and hacker. Author of many books ranging from machine learning to iPhone hacking and software development, Jonathan frequently trains many federal and state law enforcement agencies in digital forensic techniques and assists law enforcement and the military in high profile cases. Jonathan is also inventor on several US patent applications, father of DSPAM and other language classification technology, and an App Store developer. All opinions expressed on this website are the author's own. Follow Jonathan on Twitter: @JZdziarski

Evening Silk

Bar Harbor, Maine has one of the earliest sunrises on the eastern seaboard. Which is exactly why I decided to sleep in, and find some good sunset locations instead. I did, actually, find some good sunrise locations (a few hundred … Continue reading

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Celebrating Hackers in Portrait and Journalism

Hackers are often engaged in the arts, as we’re creative people. I’m a hacker, a purveyor of funky bass guitar, a Greek nerd, and a photographer (as well as a number of other things). As a photographer, one of my … Continue reading

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The Better Your “Workflow”, the More Your Photos Need Help

Lately, I’ve seen countless budding photographers offer video courses (for a hefty price) that teach people about workflow; how to make your photos dazzle and look just like their photos. The kind of “retouch ’till you’re blue in the face” kind … Continue reading

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Icy Pond

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My Talk at HOPE X

I’ll be speaking at the HOPE (Hackers on Planet Earth) big X conference this year, July 18-20 in NYC. Below is a summary of my talk. It’s based on this published journal paper. Hope to see you there! Identifying Back … Continue reading

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Shooting Water Features: Rain is Your Friend

Up near the Canadian border, in Colebrook, NH, lives a little-known waterfall nestled in the forest. The town itself is a quaint, little New England town with a cute restaurant and coffee shop, hardware store, and a few other local necessities. … Continue reading

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Professional Looking Portraits in a Rush

On the way back from Martha’s Vineyard, Jess and I stopped at a restaurant near Cedarville, MA named the Rye Tavern. It’s up near the Miles Standish forest. In fact, the restaurant itself is in the middle of a forest, and … Continue reading

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What to Photograph When There’s Nothing to Photograph

My wife and I spent the weekend in Martha’s Vineyard for the second time this year, which is a large island off the coast of MA. So large, that it probably should be called a land mass rather than an … Continue reading

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Interested in Teaching

I already teach a number of law enforcement classes, but I would be particularly interested in teaching some college students (or even high school kids). If you work or study at a university in New England and want me to … Continue reading

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TrueCrypt.org May be Compromised

Today, a new version of TrueCrypt (7.2) was pushed to SourceForge, and the TrueCrypt.org website was replaced with an incredibly suspicious page recommending users cease all use of TrueCrypt and use tools such as Bitlocker. The TrueCrypt maintainers have not … Continue reading

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