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If you have to pass an exam like this, why don't you move along to another field. Usually I don't post these kinds of responses but in a situation like this, it's unusually sickening to see how people view the industry and the profession of forensics. Forensics at its best will either convict or exonerate someone of a crime. I've seen personally the downsides of non-competent forensics investigators (http://mobileforensics.wordpress.com/bio/ [see note below on this]
) - who often carry the weight of assisting in the conviction or exoneration of someone - not have a clue with *someone* in the end being affected in an adverse way.
If you're taking the exam for the sake of doing something other than taking forensics seriously, you're devaluing the certification for those of us who have passed the exam. Those of us who've taken the time to understand the field and respect OURSELVES enough to take pride in certain arenas.
I've dealt with many individuals in government, private industry, hobbyists and for those that I've seen and corresponded with when it comes to forensics are a prideful bunch. Nary a time I've seen anyone come out with "give me a dump" to make me an expert. I've had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry throughout my years and have learned for the sake of understanding it. NOT for the sake of passing a cert.
A dump will not make you an expert period. Learn the material. You wanna pass the CHFI study what EC-Council would like you to understand. http://www.ethicalhacker.net/component/ ... 2.msg9277/
Understand that in this test there are a lot of questions related to LAWS. You know, those things that can either convict or free someone.
Four years ago, while pregnant, Ms. Amero went to work one day as a substitute teacher and left with felony charges against her.
Her crime? Julie Amero was convicted of four felony counts, each count carrying a maximum of ten years, for exposing school children to pornography.
The substitute teacher didn't know what to do to make them stop, so she was led away in handcuffs and convicted of felony charges carrying a maximum sentence of forty years in prison.
A number of computer security experts, led by software developer and blogger, Alex Eckelberry noticed serious technical errors were made throughout her trial. Mr. Eckelberry brought together a group of forensic investigators who volunteered to analyze the computer hard drive she was using in the classroom that day and published a report on their findings.
The group's report ultimately caused Julie's conviction to be overturned. Judge Hillary Strackbein overturned the unjust verdict in 2007 and ordered a new trial because of erroneous and false information given during the initial trial.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-mance ... 45772.html
Thankfully there are GOOD forensics investigators out there. Those who've taken the time to learn to investigate. You know, that thing you do when you actually have to use your brain for a change Mobile Forensics Link Note
I was reading this blog as recommended from a friend who works at EnCase. I was performing an analysis of a Blackberry using Oxygen Forensics. After reading the blog and analyzing the procedures used by this former Sergeant Detective and "forensics" expert, I was sad and shocked to see more or less the same. Someone who seemed to perhaps have "read and memorized" a book.
As a forensics expert, everything has to be repeatable, taint free, cross-correlated and stand up in a court of law. Remember, you may need to prove that something happened on a machine (your job is not to see John Smith did this - your role is to present what occurred). The fuse that lit the bomb? I recommend making a working copy and a archive copy. Now reseal and store your exhibit.
Think about this for a moment. This shouldn't and ISN'T a recommendation. When you're acquiring evidence, you follow the rules and procedures. There is no "recommending" making any copies of archives. These are 1) mandates 2) common sense. See my gripe here?
Imagine if the woman mentioned in the article were your mother, your sister, your wife. How would you feel if their life were entrusted to some shmoe taking exam dumps?
And this is not even to mention that after her very public arrest, the pregnant teacher suffered a miscarriage
. Subsequently, Ms. Amero has been hospitalized because of declining health due to stress
In March 2008 a $2,400 ad appeared in the Hartford Courant which was signed by 28 computer science professors arguing that Ms. Amero could not have controlled the pornographic pop-ups. Trial Detective Mark Lounsbury never checked for the presence of malware.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-mance ... 45772.html
Go read the books. Understand what you're doing or find another field. Don't degrade and or devalue this certification.