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Computer Forensics: Hard Disk and Operating Systems by EC-Council

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The pc Forensic sequence by means of EC-Council offers the data and abilities to spot, tune, and prosecute the cyber-criminal. The sequence is produced from 5 books protecting a extensive base of subject matters in computing device Hacking Forensic research, designed to reveal the reader to the method of detecting assaults and amassing proof in a forensically sound demeanour with the rationale to file crime and forestall destiny assaults. freshmen are brought to complicated suggestions in desktop research and research with curiosity in producing power felony proof. In complete, this and the opposite 4 books supply education to spot proof in machine comparable crime and abuse circumstances in addition to song the intrusive hacker's course via a consumer method. The sequence and accompanying labs support arrange the protection pupil or specialist to profile an intruder's footprint and assemble all worthwhile details and facts to aid prosecution in a court docket of legislations. not easy Disks, dossier and working structures offers a uncomplicated realizing of dossier structures, tough disks and electronic media units. Boot methods, home windows and Linux Forensics and alertness of password crackers are all mentioned.

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Boot Boot sector 7 This is used to mount the NTFS volume during the bootstrap process. $BadClus Bad cluster file 8 This contains a list of the clusters that have unrecoverable errors. $Secure Security file 9 This access control list has the unique security descriptors for the files on the volume. $Upcase Upcase table 10 This is used to convert all uppercase characters to lowercase Unicode characters. $Extend NTFS extension file 11 Optional extensions like quotes and object identifiers are listed here.

NTFS Compressed Files NTFS is capable of compressing individual files, all the files within a folder, and all the files within an NTFS volume. Compression is executed within NTFS, so any Windows-based program can read and write compressed files without considering the extent of compression of the file. When a compressed file is opened, only a part of the file is decompressed when being read. Data in memory, if uncompressed, does not hinder NTFS performance when it accesses data in memory. The modified or new data of the file is compressed when the data is written to disk.

A sector is the basic physical unit of hard drive data storage. Each sector holds 512 bytes of data and some additional bytes used for internal drive control, drive management, error detection and correction, and sector identification. The contents of a sector are as follows: • ID information: This contains the sector number and location that identify the sector on the disk. It also contains status information about the sector. • Synchronization fields: This helps the drive controller guide the read process.

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