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Computerworld Singapore: Doing Data Forensics Right with Linux

Aug 24, 2005, 10:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harish Pillay)

"Data forensics is business of gathering and analysing data from electronic storage systems and devices. These devices are, today, able to hold enormous amounts of data and are kept in numerous formats and physical sizes.

"The need for data forensics is driven by the increasing need of evidence gathering by the legal system when disputes arise in criminal cases and civil disputes. In addition, today's elevated security climate warrants the timely and accurate recovery of deleted and otherwise obfuscated data for analysis. With the explosion of data formats and file systems, the task a forensic investigator faces would have been daunting and difficult to surmount if not for the existence of Linux..."

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