Category: forensics and cybersecurity

How To Change Splash Screen

Customized Splash Screen with Your Cat!

Adobe programs have very nice splash screens. I always look forward to updates just to see the new artwork they’re using. Links are provided to the artists’ Behance portfolios to see what else they’ve done. As nice as they are,…

WordPress Add Plugins Not Working?

I tried to add the Behance Portfolio Manager plugin to my WordPress site to link my Behance Portfolio. I tried it on different computers, but the search window just showed the spinner. I researched it a bit and several suggestions…

Cyberbullying: Crime or Hysteria?

Emily Osment in Cyberbully movie form 2011

Cyberbullying is a new twist on an old problem. There have always been bullies—people who were stronger—or thought they were—would harass the weaker ones. Sometimes it was for retribution or just to humiliate their victim. BULLYING (and cyberbullying) cross all…

Reading Source Code is Fun!

White House Drupal Profile

It’s interesting what you can find when you read the source code of websites! I was curious to see what’s new at the White House today. I came across a page on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare (after the…

Open Source Emerging Contributor

Jeff Macharyas of Canton was recently named a 2017 “Emerging Contributor” by Opensource.com. Macharyas, a St. Lawrence University senior graphic designer, is a long-time graphic designer, but became interested in open source software while earning his master’s in cybersecurity at…

InDesign Image Removed: Oh no!

Hex Editor Finds Deleted Image Info

Adobe Forensics can help find missing images in an InDesign file. Situation: YOUR GRAPHIC DESIGNER sends you an InDesign file that should contain an image (.jpg, say). However, he accidentally deleted it, then saved the InDesign file before sending it to you. You…

WordPress Plug-In Troubleshooting

Trouble uploading images to the Media Library in WordPress 4.5.1, or unable to edit posts? I upgraded to 4.5.1. WordPress is a great tool for creating websites. In fact, this very website is created in WordPress. I have used Adobe…

Birther Movement: Trump, Arpaio, Jackson

Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio

The Birther Movement: Threats from the Fringe? Jeffrey P. Macharyas Utica College CYB 610-Cyber Intelligence April 11, 2014 There has always been opposition to politicians. Healthy debate and disagreement strengthens democracy and holds politicians accountable. However, there are people who…

Forensics of Adobe Software

Adobe software has become a ubiquitous part of the print, online, audio, and video realm and has cemented itself into just about every creative product consumers read, watch or download. Adobe products, such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat have…

InDesign Embedded File Size

Capstone Project 2015: The Malicious and Forensic Uses of Adobe Software, by Jeffrey P. Macharyas, for MS_Cybersecurity, Utica College

I followed a link on Twitter to InDesignSecrets and read an interesting post on embedded links in Adobe InDesign. What I found particularly interesting was this question that David Blatner added to the tutorial: (One thing I do find odd:…