Institute for Software Research International
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Counter-Forensic Privacy Tools
Matthew Geiger, Lorrie Faith Cranor
In this paper, we use forenisc tools and techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of six counter-forensic sofware packages. The results highlight some significant shortfalls in the implementation and approach of these tools, leading to privacy concerns about the exposure of sensitive data. The findings also raise questions about the level of privacy protection tht is realistic to expect from these tools, and others that take a similar approach.