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Manchester based CY4OR take on the nation’s cyber criminals

Monday, December 12, 2005 (13:22:13)
Business is booming for Computer Forensic Company CY4OR as they expand to meet with the weighty national demand to investigate computer crime. The company is the brain child of computer enthusiast Joel Tobias whose intuitive anticipation of the growth in this market has led to the team tripling in size since its creation in 2002. “Computer Crime is a growing problem that needs to be addressed by UK companies of all sizes” says Tobias “A staggering 89% of businesses have experienced an incident of computer related crime in the past year, with the majority of these being committed internally by disgruntled or dishonest staff.”

Steganalysis plug-in for Inforenz Forager computer forensics software

Monday, December 12, 2005 (06:56:09)
With its latest version of Forager® 1.3, Inforenz tackles the rising issue of information leakage by releasing a plug-in for its forensic software that identifies where data is concealed in other files. It enables computer forensic investigators to search for both the presence of known steganographic tools as well as suspect files which may hold concealed information.

Google Searches Help Convict Suspect

Wednesday, December 07, 2005 (12:08:13)
A North Carolina jury has found a man guilty based on evidence which included Google searches for the terms "neck," "snap," "break," and "hold". The man has been sentenced to life without parole, but plans to appeal the decision...

More (Smarthouse)

Document metadata

Tuesday, December 06, 2005 (08:48:11)
Few things in the world of digital documents are as pesky and revealing as "metadata" -- the information automatically embedded in documents by popular software such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat. When the government or a business forgets to purge metadata from documents before releasing them to the public, the results can range from embarrassing to dangerous...

More (Washington Post)

If a computer holds a clue, this lab will find it

Monday, December 05, 2005 (10:57:01)
What’s the best way to get into a criminal’s head? One group of area sleuths knows: Get into their computers. That’s what the men and women assigned to the Heart of America Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory do every day in their high-tech search for evidence of crimes...

More (Kansas City Star)