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    Default Can Backtrack be used real legal forensic investigations?

    For example backtrack is downloaded and only signed a md5 checksum to validate the files, however how can one be sure the image hasn't been tampered with?

    How could I prove in court that the software I used were not tampered with? Would it be beneficial to offer a download via pgp or gpg?

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    Default Re: Can Backtrack be used real legal forensic investigations?

    If it has been downloaded from the official site than it's legit, else we can't guarantee if it has or has not been tampered with.
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    Default Re: Can Backtrack be used real legal forensic investigations?

    I have said this before, but briefly, you should test BT to see if it suites your needs. After all it's your job/career/reputation etc, on the line.
    Look at this link where it details the steps the dev team took to verify BT4's ability to be used for forensics work.
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    Default Re: Can Backtrack be used real legal forensic investigations?

    Hi,

    Quick question how will you answer the question that "You" did not digitally create that evidence?

    The laws are different for different country. However it takes a good lawyer to prove a point, a cyber forensic investigator just needs to put forward the evidences. The rest is the law.

    Mostly for police cyber crime investigation, different departments use different tools, starting from Microsoft COFFEE to Backtrack. They are all legit, provided you don't tamper with the digital evidence.

    Cheers!

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