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Issue No.02 - March/April (2009 vol.7)
pp: 38-44
Simson L. Garfinkel , US Naval Postgraduate School
James J. Migletz , US Marine Corps
Two new office document file formats (Office Open XML and OpenDocument Format) make it easier to glean time stamps and unique document identifiers while also improving opportunities for file carving and data recovery.
Office Open XML, OpenDocument Format, ODF, .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, .ods, .odt, .odp, time, information tracking, file carving, digital forensics
Simson L. Garfinkel, James J. Migletz, "New XML-Based Files Implications for Forensics", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.7, no. 2, pp. 38-44, March/April 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.44
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