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Can Digital Photos Be Trusted?

Saturday, October 01, 2005 (23:36:58)
In this new fast paced digital age, anyone can use inexpensive software to doctor up photos, and their handiwork is becoming increasingly difficult to spot. "Everyone is buying low-cost, high-quality digital cameras, everyone has a Web site, everyone has e-mail, Photoshop is easier to use; 2004 was the first year sales of digital cameras outpaced traditional film cameras," says Hany Farid, a Dartmouth College computer scientist and a leading researcher in the nascent realm of digital forensics. "Consequently, there are more and more cases of high-profile digital tampering. Seeing is no longer believing. Actually, what you see is largely irrelevant."

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Boom times for hi-tech fraudsters

Thursday, September 29, 2005 (09:01:52)
In the real world it's a fair bet that burglars live in the same town or city where they commit their crimes. Not so on the net where hi-tech criminals can be a continent away from their victims and often route control commands through a chain of computers to hide their tracks...

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More detectives specializing in electronic media

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 (11:57:35)
Detectives specializing in computer forensics and other electronic media are no longer the exception to the rule. Gone are the days when only identify theft and white-collar crime prompted the use of high-tech detectives. Now, dollops of technology can be found in just about any crime...

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New paper: Digital forensics of the physical memory

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 (23:20:12)
A new paper entitled "Digital forensics of the physical memory", authored by Mariusz Burdach, is now online and can be viewed here.

A list of all papers and articles at Forensic Focus can be found here. Further contributions are encouraged and always welcome.

UK.biz urged to swot up on computer forensics

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 (11:38:09)
Businesses are failing to capture essential evidence from their computer systems, according to a UK industry group which has published a new set of guidelines designed to help firms gen up on computer forensics. The Directors and Corporate Advisors’ Guide to Digital Investigations and Evidence from the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) is designed to plug a knowledge gap it reckons is leaving business at risk. The absence of properly preserved computer evidence not only makes criminal prosecutions against hackers more difficult but leads to firms failing to get proper redress in the civil courts or unable to make proper insurance claims, IAAC argues...

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[OK, this is basically a repeat of an earlier news article but it's worth repating IMHO - Jamie]
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