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Unformatted text preview: Data: The basics of Computer Forensics Abstract 2 David Rankin 13 Feb 2008 The article is by Edward Pscheidt, who is a leading computer forensic authority, he provides expert witness testimony in complex litigations and the article is basically a light introduction to computer forensics, history, keywords and what computer forensic investigators look for. The article continues on and relates that everything people do from personal to corporate, pretty much everything is digitalized through home computers, office networks, PDAs such as BlackBerrys and other computer gadgets. All of these gadgets leave a trail and a fingerprint to identify their user, it is the forensic investigators job to follow this trail and identify any users who may or may not have committed a cyber crime. Criminal laws pertaining to computers have varying degrees of punishment both federally and state-wide, federal laws imply that a computer is anything that collects, manipulates or otherwise electronically transfers data, while state laws go a little bit further to define just about...
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