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EnCase Enterprise Edition in action

Sunday, May 15, 2005 (11:47:29)
Computers make our lives easier but with technology comes the concern of children being victimized by those using technological advances to meet their own needs. Enter the ENCASE Enterprise Edition of Guidance Software, a digitized data forensics program that has a capability to not only analyze hard drives but the entire digitized world including cameras and cell phones. Putnam Sheriff Donald Smith told a news conference that Putnam County's receipt of the new "crime fighting resource" actually "undeletes" computer files giving law enforcement a greater opportunity to solve crimes...

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Virtual CSI: Crime-Scene Investigations Go Digital

Saturday, May 14, 2005 (11:09:18)
For crime-scene investigators around the world, information technology is becoming an invaluable tool for cracking tough cases. Whether these crime scenes are virtual or physical, law enforcement is learning to use data-replication devices, specialized search tools, and virtualization software to get the drop on the perpetrators. On the virtual side, it's all about following the trail of "digital breadcrumbs" left behind by hackers, spammers, and other cybertroublemakers, says Mark Pollitt, president of Digital Evidence Professional Services Inc. and a former chief of the FBI Laboratory's Computer Analysis Response Team...

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Web Browser Forensics, Part 2

Friday, May 13, 2005 (11:23:55)
Welcome to part two of the Web Browser Forensics series. In part one, we began investigating the intrusion of the Docustodian document management server hosting a law firm's data. The server appeared to have been compromised by a group of hackers who were using it as a repository for their MP3s, MPEGs, and pirated software...

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New Article: Steganography - Implications for Prosecutors and Forensic Examiners

Thursday, May 12, 2005 (11:16:13)
An article by Gary Kessler entitled "Steganography: Implications for the Prosecutor and Computer Forensics Examiner" is now online.

The article can be read here.

Digital highwaymen

Thursday, May 12, 2005 (10:48:10)
Technology hit the headlines for the wrong reasons again last week, as a gang of British software pirates who characterised themselves as latter-day Robin Hoods found themselves in jail. The convictions underlined the perception that cybercrime is on the up, a feeling exacerbated by a recent attempted £220-million (about R2,5-million) hacking raid on the Sumitomo Mitsui bank in London, which garnered Mission Impossible headlines. But despite the Hollywood-style imagery generated by such crimes, and the fact that these offences are on the increase, not all of it is as hi-tech as it might appear...

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New Article: Learning from Other's Mistakes - Issues Arising from E-Discovery

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 (20:44:01)
A new article by Setec Investigations entitled "Learning from Other's Mistakes: Issues Arising from Electronic Discovery" is now online.

The article can be read here.

Federation Warns Company Directors They Are at Risk from Their IT Department

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 (12:45:18)
The Federation Against Software Theft today warns UK company directors that they risk being branded ‘software thieves’ because of the actions of their employees, including those in the IT department. This comes in the wake of The Federation’s launch of Operation Tracker...which uses evidence gathered by computer forensics experts to apply for court orders and obtain the relevant user information from ISPs...

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Crime time for Chinese net users

Monday, May 09, 2005 (11:52:17)
Around 20% of the world's hijacked computers sending out spam, attacking websites and hosting unsavoury material are in China, says a report. The figures, from security firm Ciphertrust, come amid spiralling rates of internet use in China...

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Police culture

Saturday, May 07, 2005 (12:05:39)
If you ask Chris Budge, the police are no worse - and may even be a lot better - than any other organisation when it comes to looking at p**n at work. Budge should know. The computer forensic consultant runs eCrime, a company called in by businesses to audit their computers for offensive and objectionable material or to check them out for fraud...

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Red Cliff's Keith Jones and Curtis Rose Author ''Real Digital Forensics''

Friday, May 06, 2005 (09:44:50)
Keith Jones and Curtis Rose have harnessed their technical acumen to write their latest book entitled, "Real Digital Forensics." The book's over 500 pages cover the methodology for the collection and analysis of computer forensic data; the approach for compiling toolkits used at the scene of the crime; and the ways to conduct deep forensic analysis. The authors have decided to publish the book with a DVD containing realistic evidence collected from several fictitious scenarios for the sole purpose of learning the computer forensics tradecraft...

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