Chapter 4

  1. What is the first common task when handling evidence?

    Answer: Evidence identification must begin before you can begin the collection and analysis process.

  2. Which type of hardware is never of interest to an investigation?

    Answer: All hardware is of potential interest to your investigation.

  3. When attempting to prove that an individual used a computer, what clues might computer hardware provide?

    Answer: Fingerprints can directly relate a person with a computer.

  4. In addition to hard disk drives , where else might data containing evidence reside?

    Answer: Removable media is a common hiding place for data. People trying to hide data often equate port- ability with security.

  5. Should handwritten notes be considered in a computer forensics investigation?

    Answer: Yes. People naturally write notes of all kinds. You will likely find clues about how a person uses a computer by looking at the notes around it.

  6. What is the primary concern in evidence collection and handling?

    Answer: Preserving evidence and ensuring that it does not change after it is collected is the primary concern during collection and handling. Tainting evidence destroys credibility and makes evidence inadmissible in a court of law.

  7. Can you analyze a system that is intact and running?

    Answer: Yes, you can analyze it with specialized forensic tools.

  8. What happens when a PDA's battery runs down?

    Answer: When a PDA's battery runs down, all data stored in the PDA is lost.

  9. What device prohibits any changes to a hard disk drive?

    Answer: Write blockers (both hardware and software) stop all write operations that will change the contents of a drive.

  10. How can you prove that you made no changes to a disk drive during analysis?

    Answer: Create hash values before and after analysis, and then compare the two. If the hash values are the same, the images are the same.

Computer Forensics JumpStart
Computer Forensics JumpStart
ISBN: 0470931663
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 153

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