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Tracked by cellphone

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 (20:27:10)
We know that technology can be used to track people's location via a cellphone, but how difficult is it for law enforcement to get a court order and do this legally?

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  • Topic: News
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Cybercrime more profitable than drugs

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 (07:00:43)
The proceeds of cybercrime now exceed that of the illegal drugs industry, a US Treasury advisor has claimed. According to Valerie McNiven, former World Bank security expert, the turnover of electronically-related crime exceeded $105 billion in 2004, for the first time over-taking drugs as the number one high-profile criminal activity...

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New Computer Crime Lab to Help Wyoming, Colorado Authorities

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 (20:20:32)
The Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory, the tenth such regional laboratory in the country established and operated with the help of the FBI, is due to officially open January 18. Officials say the lab will greatly improve investigators' capacity to analyze computers and other electronics seized as evidence...

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  • Posted by: jamie
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Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25, 2005 (19:39:20)
A very merry Christmas to everyone!

from Jamie
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Digital Forensic Readiness: Are You In?

Thursday, December 22, 2005 (15:41:16)
As we approach a pervasive computing society, are you prepared for the challenge of using digital forensics to reconstruct a compromise?

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Computer forensics tools maker hacked

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 (15:29:17)
Guidance Software had to do a forensic investigation on its own systems after a hacker broke in and accessed records, including credit card data, of thousands of customers. The attack occurred in November, but wasn't discovered until Dec. 7, John Colbert, chief executive officer of Guidance, said in an interview Monday. The attack exposed data on thousands of the company's customers, including 3,800 whose names, addresses and credit card details were exposed, he said...

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  • Topic: News
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What is the Scope of Computer Forensics?

Monday, December 19, 2005 (18:10:08)
Jety asks: "I do general-purpose tech support for a variety of individuals and small businesses. Today, one of my clients presented me with an interesting situation, which made me recommend that he get his own attorneys and computer forensics experts on the job. Above and beyond that, to satisfy my own curiosity and to have some insight to offer him in the meantime - I have some question about the scope of what computer forensics can accomplish, for this I turn to the experts of Slashdot, which can be boiled down to one issue: What exactly can a good computer forensics guy pull off of a hard drive - particularly once it's gone on to be used for a full week after the incident in question?"

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How to Keep a Digital Chain of Custody

Sunday, December 18, 2005 (04:43:35)
Christine has very kindly mailed me with the following useful link:

How to Keep a Digital Chain of Custody

Matching photographs to a camera's "fingerprint"

Thursday, December 15, 2005 (17:09:13)
Because almost all digital photos, including those used as evidence in court, are vulnerable to tampering, computer scientists and others are busy advancing the state of the art in digital forensics...

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Officers get cyber training

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 (20:37:22)
The world has benefited in many ways from the information technology boom of the last 50 years, but the advancements have given crooks and predators yet another way to victimize. That means criminal investigations must evolve as well. Nowhere has that been proven more true than in the Eden Police Department...

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