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Challanges / New trends in computer forensics !!!

Computer forensics discussion. Please ensure that your post is not better suited to one of the forums below (if it is, please post it there instead!)
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Jegham
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Challanges / New trends in computer forensics !!!

Post Posted: Apr 24, 08 00:07

i was wondering if people here could speak on or direct me to resources that discuss some challenges or trends that face computer forensics. i'm new but am interested in the field. thanks  
 
  

debaser_
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Re: Challanges / New trends in computer forensics !!!

Post Posted: Apr 24, 08 00:37

I think there was a whole thread on challenges a few months ago. It comes up every few months.

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Jegham
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Re: Challanges / New trends in computer forensics !!!

Post Posted: Apr 24, 08 00:41

Yeah but that thread is old...
We need to update...
Maybe you should start by doing so...  
 
  

BitHead
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Re: Challanges / New trends in computer forensics !!!

Post Posted: Apr 24, 08 02:03

- Jegham
Yeah but that thread is old...
We need to update...
Maybe you should start by doing so...
Perhaps instead of just starting threads with questions you could answer or provide some feedback or do some research.

I think your response, "Maybe you should start by doing so..." borders on being rude.  
 
  

Jegham
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Re: Challanges / New trends in computer forensics !!!

Post Posted: Apr 24, 08 04:18

- BitHead
- Jegham
Yeah but that thread is old...
We need to update...
Maybe you should start by doing so...
Perhaps instead of just starting threads with questions you could answer or provide some feedback or do some research.

I think your response, "Maybe you should start by doing so..." borders on being rude.


No at all , i wasn't being rude. I just saw he is a senior member and i am a newbie so i was looking forword to learn from his experience...  
 
  

debaser_
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Re: Challanges / New trends in computer forensics !!!

Post Posted: Apr 24, 08 06:30

- Jegham
Yeah but that thread is old...
We need to update...
Maybe you should start by doing so...


I didn't bother to respond because I didn't find the thread to be overly interesting. Basically you will have people bring up increasing disk capacities and full disk encryption. Around 30 minutes later a few other people will come in and tell those people that if they were good examiners they wouldn't be intimidated by either.

Basically, on a personal level I think the technological hurdles will always be the easier piece to overcome. Once you hear about an exciting technology that may hinder your ability to find a few pieces of digital evidence, you will hear about a technique to render it useless a few weeks later. A topic that comes up a lot, standardization, is arguably a more difficult problem and possibly more important.  

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azrael
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Re: Challanges / New trends in computer forensics !!!

Post Posted: Apr 24, 08 13:45

It seems to me that this question crops up often - and, as debaser_ points out, it is usually followed by the same answers and the same rebuttals.

Let me put it back to you as a student/newbie:

You are learning about tools (you say EnCase and FTK notably, as well as work experience) and techniques, which ones do you find cumbersome or inefficient ? How would you improve on the day to day tasks ? Lack of documented knowledge is as big a problem as full disk encryption.

You also say in another post that you have a BSc in Information Systems and Security. Anything there that you can see as being relevant ?

For every one "new problem" there are a thousand examiners thinking "Oh bugger, EnCase/FTK crashed again." or "I wish it wasn't so slooooow."
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