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Avoiding Clean Room Training

Computer forensics training and education issues. If you are looking for topic suggestions for your project, thesis or dissertation please post here rather than the general discussion forum.
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cqjb
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Avoiding Clean Room Training

Post Posted: Jun 07, 05 23:13

I need some information on how to avoid clean rooms. Many times clean rooms are not needed but many make you think that they are. Is there a book about this or advice people can send me?

Please advise  
 
  

jamie
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Re: Avoiding Clean Room Training

Post Posted: Jun 08, 05 09:18

Can you clarify what you mean by "avoiding" clean rooms? I'm not sure I understand the context.

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Jamie
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taylormade
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Re: Avoiding Clean Room Training

Post Posted: Jun 09, 05 04:56

I agree with Jaime - there isn't enough information in your post to really get a grasp on why you are avoiding them, unless you just have a general fear of cleanliness (Kathariotesphobia, but I can't find an official reference to verify that name)

I assume you are talking about hard drives (that is the most common place that clean room discussions come up - unless you planning on doing forensics while etching your own microprocessor)

I've been through hard drive repair training in a clean room. The most important thing I learned there is that if I'm ever given a drive that I really need to open - I'm farming it out. The work isn't that difficult (if you already know component level repair of circuit boards, that is), but the clean bench and specialized tools are expensive. You can remove the controller card from the bottom of a drive and replace it with one from another drive of the exact same model, but if you are planning on touching any of the screws with stickers over them and want that drive to work again when you put it back together, you had better be at a clean bench.

How often do you come across a case where it is SO critical to get the information off a dead drive that you are willing to open it? I'm betting not that often.  
 
  

w47ty
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Re: Avoiding Clean Room Training

Post Posted: Aug 05, 05 04:33

my advice......dont go in one!!

seriously in my experience clean rooms are very, very, rarely needed. you will find even the biggest Data Recovery companies only use them as a PR exercise. dont let them tell you any different. If they try go and ask to see one working.

Most compmanies CLAIM to have one becauee they give an air of elitsim. In reality few can afford a proper clean room and as has been stated technically the are seldom required.

cheers
chris  
 

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