Friday, August 24, 2012

Generating computer forensic supertimelines under Linux: A comprehensive guide for Windows-based disk images

When the authors first published this paper, their intentions were to develop a comprehensive guide to digital forensic timelines in order to consolidate the many fragmented sources of information concerning this topic.  What they discovered, however, was that quality references were often challenging to find among various books, papers, periodicals, filesystem specifications and source code.

While conducting their research, they found that practical tool-based solutions existed for generating digital forensic timelines, though they each had specific limitations.  Thus, efforts were undertaken by the authors to provide an alternative timeline generation framework.  Although some in the community had already proposed the use and generation of supertimelines, all too often important data sources were being left out.  In order to rectify this, it became necessary to couple additional tools in order to provide maximum evidentiary extraction...

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