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An Analysis on the Approaches of Digital Forensic Tools: a Comparative Evaluation | Original Article

Patel Hiteshkumar Gunvantbhai, Dr. Jigar Patel, in International Journal of Information Technology and Management | IT & Management


Digital forensic is part of forensic discipline that absolutely coverscrime that is related to computer technology. A key or an important factor ofdigital investigation process is that, it is capable to map the events of anincident from different sources in obtaining evidence of an incident to be usedfor other secondary investigation aspects. Due to the application of computerused to investigate computer-based crime, has led to development of a new fieldcalled Digital forensics. Digital Forensic provide foundation and new ideas forthe betterment and understanding the concepts. This paper studies thecomparative approach of the digital forensic tools, its origins, its currentposition and its future directions. This paper addresses digitalforensic analysis tools and their use in a legal setting. To enter scientificevidence into a United States court, a tool must be reliable and relevant. Thereliability of evidence is tested by applying “Daubert” guidelines. To date,there have been few legal challenges to digital evidence, but as the fieldmatures this will likely change. This paper examines the Daubert guidelines andshows that open source tools may more clearly and comprehensively meet theguidelines than closed source tools.