Chapter 2

Importance of Digital Evidence Integrity

Abstract

This chapter examines the importance of integrity as it relates to digital evidence, as we take a look at current hashing, digital signature, and time stamping concepts. In addition, we will examine the admissibility of evidence standards defined by Daubert.

Keywords

Daubert; Dow Chemical; Hashing; Message digest; One-way cryptographic hashing; Digital signatures; Trusted time stamping; MD5; SHA-1; SHA-2; SHA-3; RIPEMD; Authentication; Integrity; Nonrepudiation; Rainbow table; RSA; DSA; Elliptic curve; NIST; IETF; Static evidence; Volatile evidence; Live evidence; Time; Trusted time stamping; Evidence admissibility

Integrity: Word Origin

1400, from the Latin “integritatem” meaning ...

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