Anti-Forensics.com is a community dedicated to the research and sharing of methods, tools, and information that can be used to frustrate computer forensic investigations.
In a nutshell, anti-computer forensics, in the realm of digital forensics or computer forensics, involves the hiding, destroying, and disguising of data.
A major goal of some anti-forensics software, and the focus of Anti-Forensics.com, is to make the analysis and examination of digital evidence as difficult, confusing, and time consuming as possible.
There are numerous uses of anti-forensic tools and techniques. These methods can be used to protect the privacy and the confidentiality of data. This is especially true with disk encryption and disk and file wiping software. Using software to securely delete or wipe data is a method used by criminals, businesses, government agencies, and many individuals concerned in protecting confidential or private data alike.
The most commonly used anti-forensic methods involve:
- Data Deletion (Wiping)
- Network Protocol Encryption
- Data Encryption
- Physical Destruction of Digital Media
- Anonymity Software and Techniques