Journal of International Technology and Information Management

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The tendency to use technologies without fully understanding the potential ramifications extends to all reaches of our lives. Digital forensics is not immune from this phenomenon. This paper discusses some past scenarios in which conclusions were drawn before all of the testing was complete. Digital forensics tools are then discussed including tool capabilities, tool analysis, and associated challenges. It identifies some potential issues and ramifications that may not be given appropriate consideration by digital forensic examiners or those who rely on these tools when weighing evidence. It concludes with some suggestions for future research directions that could answer some important questions about using digital forensics tools effectively.