DOMEX: Document & Media Exploitation

Digital documents and storage devices hold the key to many ongoing military and criminal investigations. The most straightforward approach to using these media and documents is to explore them with ordinary tools – open the word files with Microsoft Word, view the Web pages with Internet Explorer, and so on. Although this straightforward approach is easy to understand, it can miss a lot. Deleted and invisible files can be made visible using basic forensic tools. Programs called carvers can locate information that isn’t even a complete file and turn it into a form that can be readily processed…

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