How To Boot Scan A Mac With APFS And FileVault 2

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Hi, I’m Rich Frawley and I’m the Digital Forensic Specialist with ADF Solutions. Today we are going to conduct a boot scan of a MacBook Air that has APFS and FileVault 2 enabled.

At this point you have decided on a search profile or profiles to use and and prepared your collection key.

When conducting a boot scan, Digital Evidence Investigator is forensically sound. This means that no changes are made to the target media.

Prior to conducting a boot scan, establish how many USB ports are available and determine if the four-port USB hub is required. Two ports are required in order to complete a scan: one for the collection key and one for the authentication key. Once the scan has started, the authentication key can be removed.

As you can see here, I have my collection key inserted; I have my authentication key ready to go; I have…

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