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Digital lifesaver

Monday, January 10, 2005 (09:12:27)
Problems encountered in daily life often spawn new business concepts. But few problems are as severe as those encountered by Brady Essman, the 36-year- old president, CEO and founder of digitalmedix, an Englewood-based data retrieval and computer forensics firm. Essman's story began with a crashed hard drive that resulted in critical sales information being lost. Essman subsequently lost his job with a storage technology company. A divorce followed. And while there may not be a direct line between a dead hard drive and a wrecked marriage, Essman's world came crashing down in the spring of 1998.

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FBI Opens New Bay Area Forensics Lab

Saturday, January 08, 2005 (17:02:18)
They are the types of evidence now linking virtually every case the FBI investigates -- high-tech devices used by criminals. Now the FBI is sharing its high-tech tools with Bay Area law enforcement by opening a new forensics lab.

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Begin a forensics investigation with WinHex

Thursday, January 06, 2005 (11:39:24)
The time may come when you need to examine a hard drive either because you need to recover some lost data or because you suspect an employee of a violation. Whether you intend to use your findings in court, for employee discipline, or just for your own information, using a good forensics tool and recognized forensics techniques will help you both recover your data and preserve its value as evidence. A tool I recommend is WinHex...

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Cyber crime booms in 2004

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 (13:52:49)
The last 12 months have seen a dramatic growth in almost every security threat that plague Windows PCs. The count of known viruses broke the 100,000 barrier and the number of new viruses grew by more than 50%. Similarly phishing attempts, in which conmen try to trick people into handing over confidential data, are recording growth rates of more than 30% and attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Also on the increase are the number of networks of remotely controlled computers, called bot nets, used by malicious hackers and conmen to carry out many different cyber crimes.

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Sleuths follow digital crime trails

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 (13:10:54)
Kansas City, Mo. — First, they testified that a suspect in a Douglas County murder searched the Internet for terms including "How to murder someone and not get caught." Then they used computer records to find the Kansas woman suspected of strangling a pregnant Missouri woman and cutting her fetus from her womb.

It's been a busy month for the computer sleuths at the Heart of America Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory, a second-floor suite tucked into an upscale office building just north of the Missouri River. Instead of searching for fingerprints and footprints, the detectives who work at this office solve crimes by searching seized hard drives for file activity and Internet history.

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N.H. Focuses On Computer Crime

Sunday, December 26, 2004 (23:12:06)
New Hampshire is stepping up its fight against computer criminals. Speaking at a conference on white-collar crime, Attorney General Kelly Ayotte said her office is considering a proposal to create a "master computer brain" to help investigate computer crime. The machine would help investigators decode information on computers seized as evidence.

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DoD Cyber Crime Conference

Thursday, December 23, 2004 (18:33:41)
REGISTER TODAY for This Timely Conference
4th Annual DoD Cyber Crime Conference & Exposition
Cyber Crime -- Overcoming the Challenges of New Technology
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Conference Dates: January 10-14, 2005

Pre-Conference Training: ILook 8 Training Course and other CEU courses, January 9-10, 2005

Exposition Dates: January 10-11, 2005

Location: Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort, Palm Harbor, FL, (Clearwater/Tampa Area)

For Details and to Register Visit: http://www.DODCyberCrime.com/
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UK government to delete millions of emails

Tuesday, December 21, 2004 (08:06:31)
It has led to the downfall of many. Now the UK government is arranging the deletion of millions of e-mails. But is it really as easy as hitting a button on the keyboard? E-mail has a long memory, as former home secretary David Blunkett can confirm. Forced to quit last week after e-mails containing damaging information were discovered, he is the latest in the long line of people to be haunted by cyber mail. It has now emerged that civil servants are being told to destroy millions of e-mails. The government says it is in the cause of good information management, but some people have pointed out that in a fortnight's time, they will become publicly accessible under freedom of information legislation. However, as many have discovered, it is not as easy as hitting the delete key...

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Real-world data recovery dramas

Tuesday, December 21, 2004 (08:04:03)
"Do as I say, not as I do", ought to be the catchphrase of many IT executives. We all know about the unwritten law that computer hard drives crash only when it's going to do most damage. Fortunately, Computer Forensics has seen almost all the real-life data dramas before - including some that almost require you to suspend your disbelief...

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Authorities use computers to track down woman accused of murder

Saturday, December 18, 2004 (15:44:50)
Authorities say they used computer forensics to zero in on a Kansas woman accused of killing another woman and stealing her unborn baby. The baby, that had been cut out of her mother's womb, was found alive Friday after a frantic search, and authorities arrested the woman they say strangled the child's mother. The baby girl is said to be in good health.

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