Hacking in simple terms means illegal intrusion into a computer system without the permission of the computer owner/user. The word summons up thoughts of malicious computer users finding new ways to harass people, defraud corporations, steal information and maybe even
Computer forensics, also referred to as computer forensic analysis, electronic discovery, electronic evidence discovery, digital discovery, data recovery, data discovery, computer analysis, and computer examination, is the process of methodically examining computer media (hard disks, diskettes, tapes, etc.) for evidence.
With the ever increasing role of computers and electronic communications in both our business and personal lives, emails have taken on a key evidentiary role in many high profile court cases. From Oliver North in the Iran-Contra probe to Bill