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Computer Forensics

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Computer forensics uses tools and techniques to identify, collect, examine and preserve information found on a computer.
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Computer forensics, also known as digital forensics, is branch of forensic science that uses various techniques and tools used to to scientifically identify, collect, analyze and preserve digital information for use in civil, criminal or administrative cases.[1]  This digital information is typically retrieved from computer hard drives or other storage media, which had been previously hidden or deleted.  Data retrieval, data recovery, data analysis, disk recovery, etc. is performed with the use of various recovery software by computer forensic investigators.   Network forensics investigators, on the other hand, use log files to determine how an attacker gained access to a network.  Investigators must follow search and seizure rules set forth by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution so that digital information retrieved can be legally used for evidence in a case.

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  1. http://www.computerforensicsworld.com/

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