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This is the '''Forensics Wiki''', a [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ Creative Commons]-licensed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki wiki] devoted to information about [[digital forensics]] (also known as computer forensics). We currently list a total of [[Special:Allpages|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] pages.
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Much of [[computer forensics]] is focused on the [[tools]] and [[techniques]] used by [[investigator]]s, but there are also a number of important [[papers]], [[people]], and [[organizations]] involved. Many of those organizations sponsor [[Upcoming_events|conferences]] throughout the year and around the world. You may also wish to examine the popular [[journals]] and some special [[reports]].
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title="Distinct Sector hashing for Target Detection",
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Using an alternative approach to traditional file hashing, digital forensic investigators can hash individually sampled subject drives on sector boundaries and then check these hashes against a prebuilt database, making it possible to process raw media without reference to the underlying file system.
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:Forensic Linux Live CD distributions are widely used during computer forensic investigations. Currently, many vendors of such Live CD distributions state that their Linux do not modify the contents of hard drives or employ "write protection." Testing indicates that this may not always be the case. [[Forensic Linux Live CD issues|Read More...]]
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* '''[[File Systems]]''': [[FAT]], [[NTFS]], [[ext2]]/[[ext3]], [[ufs]], [[ffs]], [[reiserfs]], ...
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* '''[[Metadata]]:''' [[MAC times]], [[ACLs]], [[Email Headers]], [[Exif]], [[ID3]], [[OLE-2]], ...
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* '''[[Legal issues]]:''' [[Caselaw|Case law]]
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Revision as of 22:46, 18 March 2013

This is the Forensics Wiki, a Creative Commons-licensed wiki devoted to information about digital forensics (also known as computer forensics). We currently list a total of 741 pages.

Much of computer forensics is focused on the tools and techniques used by investigators, but there are also a number of important papers, people, and organizations involved. Many of those organizations sponsor conferences throughout the year and around the world. You may also wish to examine the popular journals and some special reports.


WIKI NEWS

2012-feb-25: We continue to have problems with our hosting provider and are in the process of identifying a new one. Thank you for your patience.

Featured Forensic Research

Jan 2013

Joel Young, Kristina Foster, Simson Garfinkel, Kevin Fairbanks - Distinct Sector hashing for Target Detection
IEEE Computer , December 2012
Bibtex
Author : Joel Young, Kristina Foster, Simson Garfinkel, Kevin Fairbanks
Title : Distinct Sector hashing for Target Detection
In : IEEE Computer -
Address :
Date : December 2012

Using an alternative approach to traditional file hashing, digital forensic investigators can hash individually sampled subject drives on sector boundaries and then check these hashes against a prebuilt database, making it possible to process raw media without reference to the underlying file system.

(See also Past Selected Articles)

Featured Article

Forensic Linux Live CD issues
Forensic Linux Live CD distributions are widely used during computer forensic investigations. Currently, many vendors of such Live CD distributions state that their Linux do not modify the contents of hard drives or employ "write protection." Testing indicates that this may not always be the case. Read More...


Topics



You can help! We have a list of articles that need to be expanded. If you know anything about any of these topics, please feel free to chip in.