Questions tagged [digital-forensics]

Digital forensics (sometimes known as digital forensic science) is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.

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Peter Strzok's Text Messages [closed]

Strzok indicated in testimony that he did not think that his text messages would become public. I realize that FBI agents give-up a certain degree of privacy and rights (admirable). That being said,...
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The role of fingerprints in criminal investigations [closed]

We've seen how important fingerprints are in Hollywood crime movies. But what about in real life? I mean objects could've been touched by ten people before and after the criminal. Additionally, many ...
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what are the fines for negligent administration of social security numbers?

Years ago (about 2001) I read a USC statute that stated that the fine for negligent storage of social security number could result in a $10k 'per record' fine. I have been looking for this USC or ...
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admissible or not

The prosecutor has the conversation from an anonymous app, only from the device of the accuser. Has nothing from the accused and the conversation doesn't identify the accused. The only thing ...
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Need computer forensic case citation (urgent)

My mother is about to attend court over a car which was written off by a lorry. The CCTV video recording of the accident was mishandled, such as the storage SD card not being imaged, it was also ...
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Can a hacker be arrested without investigating his computer?

So I would first like to state I'm not asking this because I'm trying to find out how much evidence it would take for law enforcement to arrest me (I'm not a hacker). From what I've gathered, law ...
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Is an electronic signature legally binding if one of the parties is hosting the contract?

When is an electronic signature (IP address, timestamp, and checkbox or PNG of the signature) on a contract legally binding? Can a contract be legally binding if it is hosted by one of the parties and ...
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Can data from computer forensic investigation be denied as evidence?

3 computers were sealed and taken from a person's apartment. Investigators invited him to unseal the PCs; the seals were intact and confirmed by owner and they started the cloning process. However, ...
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Ethical Hacking

How is Ethical Hacking (Certified Ethical Hackers) defined by U.S. law? Is there any law which protects an Ethical Hacker for helping to find out bugs and security loopholes in online/digital ...