Computer Forensics-Computer Crime Scene Investigation

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Computer Forensics-Computer Crime Scene Investigation

John Vacca

CHARLES RIVER MEDIA, INC.

Hingham, Massachusetts

Copyright 2002 by CHARLES RIVER MEDIA, INC.

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John Vacca. Computer Forensics: Computer Crime Scene Investigation.

ISBN: 1-58450-018-2

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Vacca, John R.
Computer forensics: computer crime scene investigation / John Vacca.
p. cm.
ISBN 1-58450-018-2
1. Computer security. 2. Computer networks-Security measures. 3.
Forensic sciences. I. Title.
QA76.9.A25 V33 2002
363.25'968-dc21
2002002583

Printed in the United States of America
02 7 6 5 4 3 2 First Edition

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Acknowledgments

There are many people whose efforts on this book have contributed to its successful completion. I owe each a debt of gratitude and want to take this opportunity to offer my sincere thanks.

A very special thanks to my publisher, David Pallai, without whose initial interest and support would not have made this book possible; and, for his guidance and encouragement over and above the business of being a publisher. Thanks to production coordinator, Kelly Robinson, who provided staunch support and encouragement when it was most needed. Thanks to my copyeditor, Annette R. Pagliaro whose fine editorial work has been invaluable. And a special thanks to Michael Erbschloe, who wrote the foreword for this book. Finally, thanks to all the other people at Charles River Media whose many talents and skills are essential to a finished book.

Thanks to my wife, Bee Vacca, for her love, help, and understanding of my long work hours.

Finally, I wish to thank the organizations and individuals who granted me permission to use the research material and information necessary for the completion of this book.

I thank you all so very much.

To my mystery loving wife Bee



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