Annotated Bibliography On Digital Forensic Investigations

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Digital Forensic methods have to be continuously updated in order to effectively combat trends that enable users with intentions of destroying, concealing, altering and deleting digital evidence that can either link them to serious felonies or various computer crimes. Means for tampering with evidence involve the use of techniques that are classified as anti-forensics. Anti-forensics presents digital forensic investigators with several challenges, the greatest being connecting the perpetrator to a crime by identifying evidence of their use of it. If a perpetrator can properly conceal his/her tracks using anti-forensics then even if a digital forensic investigator can identify the use of anti-forensic tools on a system, they’d still have a daunting task ahead of them; proving what user used the tools and how it can be admissible as evidence in the court of law. These challenges have existed in the past, and exist even today as the field of digital forensics has to constantly evolve to keep up with its enemy, anti-forensics. However, experts are currently researching future ways to identify the presence of anti-forensics and some of the perpetrators are getting caught. In this study, a criminal case involving the use of anti-forensics will be introduced that sheds light on the purpose for the need of digital forensics to proactively face the challenges that are presented through the use of these techniques, and establish a basis for the convictions of cyber-criminals, or

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