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Computer forensics myths?

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jamie
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Computer forensics myths?

Post Posted: Jun 20, 09 18:36

A light diversion for the weekend - what do you think are the biggest computer forensics myths?

Jamie
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jamie
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Re: Computer forensics myths?

Post Posted: Jun 20, 09 18:44

I'll kick things off:

An old classic - pulling the plug is always the right thing to do.

A modern TV classic - detectives need about 30 seconds to find evidence on a laptop in someone's bedroom Wink  
 
  

keydet89
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Re: Computer forensics myths?

Post Posted: Jun 20, 09 18:46

That the purist approach to computer forensics (ie, pull and image the drive(s) from the system...) is the standard.

That all deleted files can be recovered.

That answers can be derived even in the absence of pertinent data.

That a forensic analyst can determine the intent of an intruder by doing nothing more than analyzing an acquired image of a compromised system.  
 
  

ddow
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Re: Computer forensics myths?

Post Posted: Jun 20, 09 18:50

I'm good with computers so I should be able to get a job in forensics.

Forensics is exciting and easy.
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DFICSI
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Re: Computer forensics myths?

Post Posted: Jun 20, 09 19:36

RIPA means that everyone in the UK must divulge their passwords if asked.
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bjgleas
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Re: Computer forensics myths?

Post Posted: Jun 20, 09 20:01

It only takes minutes to image a terabyte drive.  
 
  

LarryDaniel
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Re: Computer forensics myths?

Post Posted: Jun 20, 09 20:23

You can crack a password for a secure system in a few seconds as long as you consume mass quantities of Mountain Dew, Twinkies and Hot Pockets.
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