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Title: Test Results for Digital Data Acquisition Tool: BlackBag MacQuisition 2.2
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Corporate Author: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2009
Page Count: 71
  Annotation: Results are presented for testing BlackBag Technologies' MacQuisition, version 2.2 a digital data acquisition tool under Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) program.
Abstract: The MacQuisition tool acquired the source drives accurately except for acquiring a drive with faulty sectors. Highlights of several tool anomalies observed in certain test cases were 1) in one distributed version of MacQuisition 2.2 SHA1 acquisition hashes on the PowerPc architecture were computed incorrectly, 2) acquisition hashes might be computed incorrectly, 3) the ranges of data over which block hashes were computed were logged incorrectly, 4) the sectors hidden by a "device configuration overlay" (DCO) or "host protected area" (HPA) were not acquired, and 5) good sectors in the same block as a faulty sector were not acquired, and the other data was written in their place. The Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) program is a joint project of the United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Law Enforcement Standards, and Information Technology Laboratory. The objective of the CFTT program is to provide measurable assurance to practitioners, researchers, and others that the tools used in computer forensic investigations provide accurate results. This requires the development of specifications and test methods for computer forensic tools and subsequent testing of tools against specifications. This report presents the results from testing BlackBag Technologies' MacQuisition, version 2.2., against the Digital Data Acquisition Tool Assertions and Test Plan, Version 1.0. Tables
Main Term(s): Data integrity
Index Term(s): Testing and measurement ; Data security ; Computer hardware systems ; Computer privacy and security ; Police equipment ; Science and Technology ; Security systems ; Data collection ; Computer crime prevention measures ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences
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: Test/Measurement
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: NIJ Special Report
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