Techniques and Tools for Forensic Investigation of E-mail

@article{Banday2011TechniquesAT,
  title={Techniques and Tools for Forensic Investigation of E-mail},
  author={Mohammad Tariq Banday},
  journal={International Journal of Network Security \& Its Applications},
  year={2011},
  volume={3},
  pages={227-241}
}
  • M. T. Banday
  • Published 30 November 2011
  • Computer Science
  • International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications
E-mail has emerged as the most important application on Internet for communication of messages, delivery of documents and carrying out of transactions and is used not only from computers but many other electronic gadgets like mobile phones. Over a period of year’s e-mail protocols have been secured through several security extensions and producers, however, cybercriminals continue to misuse it for illegitimate purposes by sending spam, phishing e-mails, distributing child pornography, and hate… 

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