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Investigating computer forensic tools and their searching technique

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Investigating computer forensic tools and their searching technique

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Abstract

Due to the advancement of information technology in line with the increasing number tools to the market pose challenges to those who are carrying out forensic investigations. The forensic experts finds very intricate to choose the right tools to its intended purpose. Most of these tools come with no such documentations due to their security reasons. This paper describes an evaluation of three computer forensic tools (Scalpel, Foremost and PhotoRec) used presently in investigations and discuss about some of the tests that were carried out using the three tools to determine its capabilities in terms of its performance, speed and reliability. And also it will discuss the searching methods used by each of these tools in acquiring the data for the evidences. Key Words- Computer Forensic, carving tool, test image, carving techniques, file system

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