Computer Forensics For Dummies
By Linda Volonino, Reynaldo Anzaldua
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: October 2008
Pages: 388

When the crime scene is a computer or handheld device, you can uncover a digital evidence trail!

Pressing Delete doesn't hide anything! Professional and armchair investigators alike can learn the basics of computer forensics, from digging out electronic evidence to solving the case. You don't need a computer science degree to master e-discovery! Find and filter data in mobile devices, e-mail, and other Web-based technologies.

  • Protect personal privacy — understand how a digital evidence trail is stored, hidden, and recorded

  • Dig out evidence — learn how to extract and transfer evidence without contaminating it

  • Analyze findings — distinguish between the science of forensics and the art of investigation, which requires your intuition and creativity

  • Prepare to crack the case — anticipate legal loopholes and opponents' methods

  • Succeed in court — prepare yourself to sit on the stand and expertly exhibit evidence

Visit the companion Web site at for links to free trial downloads of the latest computer forensics software, resources, and more

Open the book and find:

  • Basics of computer forensics and e-discovery

  • How to find and filter data

  • E-mail, Web-based, and mobile forensics information

  • How to handle passwords and encrypted data

  • Tips for voicemail, legacy mainframes, and databases

  • Dangers of avoiding best practices

  • A guide to software, tools, and equipment

  • How to work with the courts to win your case

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