Pre-Emptive Digital Forensics Research

by Chris Hargreaves

"In August 2010 it was announced that Google Wave would not be continuing as a stand-alone product, having been available to the general public for just 2-3 months. In that time period, it is unlikely that much research had begun into the digital artefacts left by Google Wave. However, if an investigation of a machine from that time-period required an examination of a suspect’s use of Google Wave, such research would need to be retrospectively carried out. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of pre-emptive and reactive digital forensics research…"

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