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Chain of digital evidence” based model of digital forensic investigation process

Computer forensics is essential for the successful prosecution of criminals in computer (cyber) crime. Digital investigation process must be done in a lawful way, and some proposed steps must be followed in order for evidence to be accepted by the court of law. The digital forensic investigation process will be successful, if we follow simple rules. The aim of this paper is to compare different existing models and framework developed in recent years and propose a new framework based on chain of digital evidence. This Framework will be modeled using a UML – Use Case and Activity diagrams. The authors also warns of certain shortcomings and suggests some recommendation for further research.

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