Computer Forensics: Computer Crime Scene Investigation, Volume 1

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Charles River Media, 2005 - Computers - 832 pages
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Using personal computers as their weapons, hackers and criminals (some only 11 years old) have attacked the Internet, government agencies, financial companies, small businesses, and the credit card accounts of unsuspecting individuals. This completely updated book/CD package provides a complete overview of computer forensics from information security issues to "crime scene investigation," seizure of data, determining the "fingerprints" of the crime, and tracking down the criminals. The book's companion CD-ROM contains demos of the latest computer forensics software. Numerous exercises, case studies, and vignettes of actual crimes enhance the topics under discussion, and provide the reader with solutions to computer crime in the real world.

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I just happened across this book in the process of a search for something else. My goodness! How many major errors can you have? On one page (378), I noted that the author identified Colin Powell as Secretary of Defense (he was Secretary of State, quite a different office) indicates that the unified Combatant Commanders are called CINCs (a term that was emphatically abolished by then-SecDef Rumsfeld in October of 2002), and, probably most relevant given the subject of the book, that the US Government details its Information warfare plans in OPLAN 3600 (actually a plan for supporting civilian emergency services in the D.C. area in a disaster). If this author didn't bother to check up on information that is freely available from reliable sources on the internet, I should have serious doubts about anything he said. 

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John Vacca resides in Ohio and has served as a computer security official with NASA. He has written over twenty books on computer-related topics, including Electronic Commerce 3/E.

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