Investigators from University of New Haven Release New Data on Digital Technology (Testing the forensic soundness of forensic examination environments on bootable media)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Digital Technology have been published. According to news reporting originating from West Haven, Connecticut, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "In this work we experimentally examine the forensic soundness of the use of forensic bootable CD/DVDs as forensic examination environments. Several Linux distributions with bootable CD/DVDs which are marketed as forensic examination environments are used to perform a forensic analysis of a captured computer system."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of New Haven, "Before and after the bootable CD/DVD examination, the computer system's hard disk is removed and a forensic image acquired by a second system using a hardware write blocker. The images acquired before and after the bootable CD/DVD examination are hashed and the hash values compared. Where the hash values are inconsistent, a differential analysis is performed on the image files. The differential analysis allows us to quantify and explain the alterations made to the image files by the bootable CD/DVD examination."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Our approach can be used to experimentally validate new bootable CD/DVD distributions as forensically sound."
For more information on this research see: Testing the forensic soundness of forensic examination environments on bootable media. Digital Investigation, 2014;11():S22-S29. Digital Investigation can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Digital Investigation - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/702130)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Mohamed, University of New Haven, Tagliatela Coll Engn, West Haven, CT, United States. Additional authors for this research include A. Marrington, F. Iqbal and I. Baggili.
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