Issue No. 02 - March/April (2009 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2009.40
Vassil Roussev , University of New Orleans
The complexity of digital forensic analysis continues to grow in lockstep with the rapid growth of the size of forensic targets. Forensic examiners rely heavily on hash-based techniques to quickly and efficiently screen the data for known objects. Recent research has considerably expanded the range of hash-based techniques to include adaptations of data-fingerprinting methods from other domains. The authors describe the driving problems that motivate R&D in this area, and survey both established practices and recent research advances.
digital forensics, hashing, fingerprinting, security
V. Roussev, "Hashing and Data Fingerprinting in Digital Forensics," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 7, no. , pp. 49-55, 2009.