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Computer Evidence: Collection and Preservation, Second Edition by Christopher L. T. Brown

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Summary

  • Evidence dynamics can be described as any force that acts on evidence.

  • The forces of evidence dynamics can be broken down into human, natural, and incidental.

  • A script that senses the loss of network connections and reacts in some automated fashion is often referred to as a dead man’s switch.

  • The arguments for and against pulling the plug for system shutdown can both be compelling, but only the individual situation can dictate the investigator’s actions.

  • Some newer printers can contain hard disks with filesystems and persistent storage. The Xerox DocuPrint line of printers can contain hard disks larger than 10GB.

  • Understanding how people in a crime scene could have acted on evidence in early stages of an investigation will help subsequent ...

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