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Computer Forensic: A Reactive Strategy for Fighting Computer Crime
Abdullahi Mohammed, Enoch O. Nwachukwu
Pages - 157 - 163     |    Revised - 31-05-2015     |    Published - 30-06-2015
Volume - 9   Issue - 3    |    Publication Date - May / June 2015  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Computer Forensic, Digital Evidence, Digital Forensic, Time Stamp, Computer Crime.
ABSTRACT
Computer Forensics is the science of obtaining, preserving, documenting and presenting digital evidence, stored in the form of encoded information, from digital electronic storage devices, such as computers, Personal Digital Assistance (PDA), digital cameras, mobile phones and various memory storage devices. All must be done in a manner designed to preserve the probative value of the evidence and to assure its admissibility in legal proceeding. The word forensics means “to bring to the court”. Forensics deals primarily with the recovery and analysis of latent evidence. Latent evidence can take many forms, from fingerprints left on a window to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) evidence recovered from blood stains to the files on a hard drive. This paper provides a high-level overview on computer forensics investigation phases for both technical and nontechnical audience. Although the term “computer” is used, the concept applies to any device capable of storing digital information.
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Mr. Abdullahi Mohammed
University of Portharcourt - Nigeria
Abdulmohammedabdul@yahoo.com
Mr. Enoch O. Nwachukwu
University of Portharcourt - Nigeria