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Dash Camera Forensics

Oregon Forensic Investigation A dash camera, also known as a dashboard camera, is a type of video recording device that is designed to be mounted on the dashboard of a car or other vehicle. Dash cameras generally record continuously while the vehicle is in operation, allowing drivers to capture footage of any incidents that may occur on the road, including accidents, collisions, and even criminal activity. Some dash cameras are also equipped with features such

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Smart Phone Forensics

Oregon Forensic Investigation Smartphones have revolutionized the way we communicate and access information. As such, forensic analysis of smartphones has become an integral component of digital forensics. Due to their portability and ubiquitousness, smartphones store a wealth of data that is invaluable to forensic investigations. From calls and text messages to social media activity and internet searches, the data that can be retrieved and analyzed from smartphones can hold critical evidence in a criminal investigation.

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Why Do Hard Drives Fail?

Oregon Forensic Investigation There are two main hard drive options: traditional spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) or newer solid-state drives (SSDs). Each type has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. HDDs, for instance, use spinning magnetic disks to store data, which allows them to be cheaper and offer larger storage capacities. However, because of the moving parts involved in their operation, they are also slower and more prone to mechanical failure. In contrast, SSDs use

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5 Tips for Data Recovery

Oregon Forensic Investigation Data recovery is an essential process that is undertaken to retrieve data that has been lost, deleted or corrupted from various types of digital storage devices, including hard drives, memory cards, USB drives, and other electronic media. This crucial process involves using advanced software and specialized techniques that help to identify, extract and reconstruct data from inaccessible or damaged storage media. The root causes of data loss can be diverse and include

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