Tool Tip: Digital Data Acquisition

In partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announced the release of the following computer forensic tool testing (CFTT) special report:

This document reports the results from testing X-Ways Forensics version 14.8 against the Digital Data Acquisition Tool Assertions and Test Plan Version 1.0. 
Test results provide the information necessary for developers to improve tools, for users to make informed choices, and for the legal community and others to understand the tools’ capabilities. The CFTT approach to testing computer forensic tools is based on well-recognized methodologies for conformance and quality testing.
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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.