Computer Forensic: A Reactive Strategy for Fighting Computer Crime

Computer forensics is the science of obtaining, preserving, documenting and presenting digital evidence, stored in the form of encoded information, from digital electronic storage devices such as computers, Personal Digital Assistance (PDA), digital cameras, mobile phones and various memory storage devices. All must be done in a manner designed to preserve the probative value of the evidence and to assure its admissibility in legal proceeding. The word forensics means “To bring to the court”. Forensics deals primarily with the recovery and analysis of latent evidence. Latent evidence can take many forms, from fingerprints left on a window to DeoxyriboNucleic Acid (DNA) evidence recovered from blood stains to the files on a hard drive.

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