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

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Supporting and Corroborating Evidence

Computer forensics investigators often want to collect the digital evidence and rush back to the lab to start analyzing it. Unfortunately, the distributed nature of digital data doesn’t provide for this approach. In this chapter we will examine what supporting evidence and information can be gained through grassroots investigative techniques. Many times the investigator will find this corroborating information instrumental in the later stages of digital analysis.

The information presented in this chapter for gaining supporting information integral to the collection of digital evidence can be considered the first step in a computer forensics investigator’s case processing. Although many people consider subject ...

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