Defining Digital Forensics: In simple words, Digital Forensics (once called as Computer Forensics) is the Forensics of Digital World. It is the science of extracting, analyzing and examining evidences from any digital device like mobile phones, multimedia devices, various applications, internet and similar.
Browser forensics can supply a rich source of artifacts in case of illegal involvement of internet browser by proper evidence examination. Apart from acknowledged browsers like; Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, suspects may even go for the lesser known web browsers for immunity. Browser Forensic experts are trained to expend their utmost of skills on all types of web browsers for digital evidence acquisition , analysis and activity tracking.
A mobile phone is built with lots of parts most of which consist of sensitive data that many of us are unaware of. Investigating just the GPS chip of a mobile phone is enough to reveal when and where the cell phone has ever travelled. The rapid growth in use of cell phones is beneficial on the investigative end. Mobile phone forensics help discover each activity that a suspect may have ever been involved in using smart data parsing techniques and tools.
Existing as a goldmine of personal information; web apps unfavorably become vulnerable to various forms of cyber-crime. This could prove to be an evidence collection resource or even the target of e-crime. Apps like WhatsApp to Facebook reveal minutest of details from the last online status to the device from which an update was made. A collection of these acts as the prime resources for Application Forensics experts.
Multimedia Forensic covers confiscation, replication, authenticity validation, preservation, and analysis of digital media evidence. Media files of analog as well as digital form are detectable of forgery by multimedia forensic experts to avoid legal ramifications of allied types.
Ratio of crime over computers is higher than on any others devices. Computers leave reminiscence of information that one may believe to have deleted. This leftover data later works as a robust source of digital evidence for the computer forensics analysis ,evidence examination, investigation and litigation.