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 canuncover a digital evidence trail!

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

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

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

  • Analyze findings — distinguish between the science offorensics and the art of investigation, which requires yourintuition and creativity

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

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

Visit the companion Web site for links to free trialdownloads of the latest computer forensics software, resources, andmore

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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