article about open source vs. closed source forensics tools

Do you need forensics tools?

For the German computer magazine iX (03/2006 issue)I wrote an article on the ‘ideal’ 😉 computer-forensics tool. In this I am adressing the following issues: are open-source tools better than closed-source tools, and what about freeware vs. nonfree software? I describe which function is essential in which situation, and what should be in an investigator’s toolbox. Another issue is the relevance of digital evidence in a German court.

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