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Detection and Mitigation of Anti-Forensics

With the advances in IT, digital forensics became an important part of the juridical system. On the other hand, cybercriminals have been developing counter tactics against digital forensics for fleeing from the justice. Those tactics are grouped under the term anti-forensics. Anti-forensics includes data hiding, artifact wiping and trail obfuscation techniques which aim to subvert, hinder or make dysfunctional the digital forensic analysis. There are more than 300 anti-forensics related tools and methods. Categorization of, detection the use and mitigation against anti-forensics’ related resources do improve digital forensic analysis processes. Therefore, this research aims to provide categorization of anti-forensics techniques by explaining how cyber-criminals use the tools and also aims to provide counter methods or mitigation techniques.

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