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This is the Forensics Wiki, a Creative Commons-licensed wiki devoted to information about digital forensics (also known as computer forensics). We currently list a total of 954 pages.

Much of computer forensics is focused on the tools and techniques used by investigators, but there are also a number of important papers, people, and organizations involved. Many of those organizations sponsor conferences throughout the year and around the world. You may also wish to examine the popular journals and some special reports.


2016-03-30: Site Maintenance on 2016-04-01 Attention Forensic Wiki community, site maintenance will be occurring on 1 April 2016 from 9AM EST to 1PM EST. During this time Forensic Wiki will not be available as it will be offline to perform environment upgrades.

2015-08-26: – A support email address (support AT was created for all your forensicswiki needs. This is a mailing list that goes to the appropriate staff that will assist with site maintenance, issues, etc. If you have questions or issues with the site please send us an email.

2015-07-18: Forensic Wiki has been acquired by Harris Corporation for the betterment of the community. All licensing and data rights are staying the same, there’s just corporate funding behind the site now. The wiki will remain as an international resource, with no editorial input from Harris whatsoever. All of the existing editorial controls and checks and balances will remain in place. All of the existing accounts carry forward.

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Featured Forensic Challenge

Digital Forensic Research Workshop

The current Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS) is about the Internet of Things (IoT). Analysis of devices and network data including a Smart TV Raspberry Pi and Amazon Echo cloud data are part of the scenario.

See more about DFRWS here... (See also Past Selected Research)

Featured Article

Apple File System (APFS)
APFS, or Apple File System, is the file system designed by Apple Computer to supersede HFS+ and take advantage of flash/SSD storage and native encryption support. APFS also introduced file system snapshots, support for sparse files, and greater time stamp granularity.


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