Investigating Cyber Crime

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3. What is the difference between a file header and a file name extension? Which is more useful to an investigator (more reliable)?

4. List five common file name extensions used for images and videos.

5. What is a file path and why is it important to high-tech crime investigators?

6. An operating system keeps track of several different file properties for each data file. List the different file properties and discuss the importance of the Date Modified versus Date Accessed information.

Jul 22nd, 2015

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file header is a signature placed at t5he beginning of a file while a file extension name is a suffix to the name of a computer applied to indicate the encoding of its context.

the most useful is the file name extension.

jpg, png,


doc , dpcs



a file path is a file system that organizes files into a certain media

it helps the investigators to discern the intelectual information concerning criminals

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