Primers

  • Where Is Data Stored?

    Determining where data is stored is a necessary part of every digital forensics case. When a user creates a file, it must be stored somewhere. A computer can also create other files in the background that can be just as crucial to a case.

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  • What is Digital Forensics?

    Digital forensics is the application of scientific tests or techniques to collect digital evidence in connection with litigation or other types of investigation. It is an integral part of the legal discovery process, but can also be a valuable tool for avoiding or shortening litigation.

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  • Social Media Forensics: A Primer

    Individuals and organizations share massive amounts of information on social media both voluntarily and involuntarily. In some cases, this information can be the primary piece of evidence in a lawsuit or investigation: the selfie while holding contraband or the post disparaging one’s employer.

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Popular Topics

Technical Topics for Non-Technical People

  • Windows Prefetch

    A digital forensic investigation often aims to determine the activities of a user on a computer. Prefetch files are an important type of evidence, which provide detailed information about the programs that were run on a computer.

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  • Internet Browser Forensics

    Google Chrome is the world’s most popular browser, with over 50% market share across all devices globally. Browser data can be critical to a digital investigation and Chrome stores both typical internet usage data as well as some data that is unique to this browser.

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  • Anti-Forensics

    Businesses involved in fraud, employees involved in misconduct, and criminals engaged in computer-related crime all frequently take steps to destroy, conceal, or confuse digital evidence. Depending on the user’s level of sophistication, these efforts can cause critical evidence to be unrecoverable or inadmissible.

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