Preface

Seal Team Six tore the hard drives from Osama bin Laden’s computers. Some of Michael Jackson’s final words were captured on an iPhone. Google searches for chloroform played a central role in the trial of Casey Anthony. This list could go on and on. Digital forensics is used to keep us safe, and to ensure justice is done and company and taxpayer resources aren’t abused. This book is your first step into the world of digital forensics. Welcome!

Digital forensics is used in a number of arenas, not just in catching identity thieves and Internet predators. For example, it’s being used on the battlefields of Afghanistan to gather intelligence. The rapid exploitation of information pulled from cell phones and other devices is helping our troops ...

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