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Windows Forensics Cookbook by Scar de Courcier, Oleg Skulkin

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Identifying evidence sources

As any digital forensic investigator will know, one of the main challenges posed by almost any case is the sheer amount of data and number of sources available to be worked through. A useful skill to have is the ability to look through the sources of evidence involved with a case and make a value judgement as to which will probably be the most useful.

From the beginning of the case, this can take the form of ascertaining which physical items to remove from a crime scene—computers and mobile phones are almost always seized, but what about USB sticks, smart televisions, and satellite navigation systems? How do you even get a WiFi connected refrigerator into a Faraday bag?

Jokes aside, once an investigator has identified ...

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