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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