We are pleased to see the very positive reviews that have been posted about our book. We have assembled a few here for your review. If you have any comments about the book please post them here or on Amazon. Thanks to all the reviewers for their kind words.
“This book is written by two authors with extensive, real-world experience in the field, and it shows. Anyone who has felt the need to trace the origins of an attack – police officer, network specialist or individual – will find this an invaluable manual.”–Network Security, January 1 2014
“The book is good for investigators that need awareness in Internet Crime.” and ” It is a basic book for the beginner in cybercrime investigations and it is well written, with many references.” Zeno Geradts, PHD, Journal of Forensic Sciences, November 2014
Reviews on Amazon
Good Overview of the Topics, Getting Started Guide By Eric Chou on January 19, 2014
This book is an overview on what the title suggested, investigating Internet crimes. With such a broad topic, it generally covers each topic briefly to be ‘up and running’ with lots of reference links at the end of the chapter. It covers all the major topics, from the alphabet soups of security agencies, to how the Internet works, to collecting and making court-sustaining digital footprint. It even has a page for ‘Chat Acronyms’ such as BRB, LOL, and text emoticons. It actually brings a smile to my face thinking some 40-yr old cop studying that emoticon page in some dimly lightly backroom trying to catch the bad guys.
As an IT professional, many of the topics such as IP address, DHCP, MAC address, and tools related to Ping, Traceroute were already familiar to me. What was really useful, was the introduction of legally admissible evidence, the different state and federal jurisdictions, and documenting online evidences. It was also handy to be introduced to some of the companies and tools geared toward this particular purpose, such as WebCase and PortableApps.com. The books tries to cover both free and commercial tools, with a bit of a bias toward free tools.
I believe this is a handy book to have, take some of the chapters as ‘good to know’, while treating some of the chapters more in depth, reading the references at the end. As with many projects, picking the right tools was half of the battle, getting started was sometimes cumbersome, and this book serves as a good starting point for anybody interested in the topic.
If you are new to internet investigations or have been doing this for awhile, this is a great book! Awesome!