|Project Description: ||The world’s dependence on digitally saved information has been significantly
affecting the system in which every person stores data. Many criminal activities like
theft, espionage along with the people who commit them have taken distinctive
approaches. Anti-Forensics is the use of tools, methods, and processes that obstruct the
forensic retrieval of evidence.
Being informed and understanding the goals and working models of anti-forensic
tools, investigators can become better educated and more aware of the challenges and
opportunities facing them, improving their success and continuing the advancement of
the forensics industry. In this project, an investigation of the traditional anti forensic
techniques is conducted such as erasing file systems, masking and disk wiping utilities by
building an anti forensic prototype and also present a survey of few of the powerful anti
forensic tools. In addition, a study on the technological and ethical challenges related to
the mechanism of some of the many anti-forensic tools is conducted. Finally, a detailed
analysis and evaluation is conducted on the effectiveness of anti forensic tools for
defeating various computer forensic tools and present strategies for detection and
countermeasures for future forensic investigation procedures.