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Monday, September 24, 2012


Some pretty interesting news soon....

1 comment:

Courthouse Mole said...

"Meta Data"

In the upcoming weeks and months, you will hear the term "meta data" used over and over again related to the information to be gleaned from the computers taken from the Sheriff's Department.

Let me give you a few examples of what "meta data" might reveal:

A person can create a word perfect or microsoft word document, such as a letter, and date the letter January 1, 2012, even though the document was created on September 24, 2012. Someone just reading the hard copy might think the letter was created on January 1, 2012. However, scanning the "meta data" from the computer which created the letter would reveal that it was created on September 24, 2012, and that someone was "back dating" a letter to cover their dirty behinds.

Another important example of "meta data" is the recovery of "deleted or shredded files" from a computer. Hard drives remove files from their memory, but their is a designated physical space on the hard drive for files deleted or shredded. Recovery of such files by scanning the meta data often reveals the most juicy of details.

One of the investigators was heard to say "I can't wait to get my hands on their [sheriff's department computer's] meta data."

Yes, expect some interesting news in the not so distant future on this.