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NCJ Number: NCJ 218379     Find in a Library
Title: Test Results for Hardware Write Block Device: FastBloc FE (FireWire Interface)
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Corporate Author: Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES)
United States of America
Date Published: 06/2007
Page Count: 22
  Annotation: This report presents the results of testing the FastBloc FE (FireWire Interface), a write block device used in computer forensic investigations.
Abstract: Results from the test are presented by requirements and for all test cases run and include the following: (1) the device always blocked any command that would have changed user or operating system data stored on a protected drive; (2) the device always allowed commands to read the protected drive; (3) the device always returned access-significant information from the protected drive without modification; and (4) the device always returned error codes from the protected drive without modification. The FastBloc FE (FireWire Interface) is a hardware write block device manufactured by Guidance Software, Inc. and is used in computer forensic investigations. The Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT), a joint project of the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES) and Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), provides measurable assurance to practitioners, researchers, and others that the tools used in computer forensics investigations provide accurate results. This report presents the results from testing the FastBloc FE (FireWire Interface) write blocker against the Hardware Write Blocker (HWB) Assertions and Test Plan Version 1.0.
Main Term(s): Data analysis
Index Term(s): Evidence collection ; Testing and measurement ; Evidence identification and analysis ; Computer hardware systems ; Computers ; Criminal investigation ; Data collection ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Investigative techniques
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003-IJ-R-029
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Report (Technical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: NIJ Special Report
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