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forensic

Forensic, in a general sense, means "related to or used in courts of law" or "used for formal public debate or discussion."" The word is used in several ways in information technology, including:

  • network forensics : the capture, recording, and analysis of network events in order to discover the source of security attacks or other problem incidents.
  • computer forensics : (also called cyberforensics) the application of computer investigation and analysis techniques to gather evidence suitable for presentation in a court of law
  • forensic animation : the use of full-motion computer graphics to recreate an event such as an automobile accident, the collapse of a building, an assault, or the workings of a mechanical device from a variety of perspectives
  • forensic watermark : (also called a digital watermark) a sequence of characters or code embedded in a digital document, image, video or computer program to uniquely identify its originator and authorized user.
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