Top Five Facts That You Should Know About Computer Forensics

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One of the newer and interesting forms of law enforcement that has developed as a result of the digital age is computer forensic services. This is used to provide evidence for a variety of cyber crimes and also more traditional crimes as well. Here are a few interesting facts that you should know about the uses of computer forensics in the prosecution of cryer crimes.

1. Mobile devices can be used to store several types of personal information such as contacts, photos, calendars and notes, SMS and MMS messages. Smartphones may additionally contain video, email, web browsing information, location information, and social networking messages and contacts so their use in support of the prosecution of crimes can be utilized.

2. Computer forensic analysis is a branch of digital forensic science which pertains to legal evidence, such as evidence found to support a insurance fraud punishment, found in computers and digital storage media.

3. In court, computer forensic evidence that is being used to support an insurance fraud punishment is subject to the exact same requirements that any other form of digital evidence is held to. This applies whether it is uncovered by a computer forensic investigator or any other kind of official of the law.

4. According to a recent study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about one quarter of private investigators are self employed. One of the benefits of this is that they are better able to work for because they do not work by the same hour restrictions that a private investigator or a computer forensic analyst who works for a larger company would have to.

5. Most private detective services have the ability to access databases that search multiple record sources at once. These databases are not available to the general public and their access comes as a special perk specifically for private detective agencies. See this link for more references.

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