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The cost of online anonymity

Sunday, September 11, 2005 (17:46:26)
Digital evidence expert at the London School of Economics, Peter Sommer says: "A few years ago I was very much in favour of libertarian computing. "What changed my mind was the experience of acting in the English courts as a computer expert and examining large numbers of computers from really nasty people, who were using precisely the same sort of technology in order to conceal their activities..."

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RCFL Network Launches 9th Laboratory

Saturday, September 10, 2005 (11:05:54)
The Northwest Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NWRCFL) officially opened yesterday in Portland, Oregon. The NWRCFL will supply digital forensics expertise and training to hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout all of Oregon and southwestern Washington. The NWRCFL is the ninth laboratory to join a national network of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) affiliated digital evidence facilities. Five additional RCFLs are scheduled to open by the end of 2006 in cities around the country...

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Alternative browsers pose challenge for cybersleuths

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 (16:17:45)
Internet Explorer hides nothing from police and other investigators who examine PCs to discover which sites the user has visited, according to a class held Wedensday at the annual training meeting of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association. Investigators know the location of the IE browser cache, cookie files and history, and they know how to read those files. Also, popular forensics tools can help out. But that story changes when it comes to alternative Web browsers such as Firefox and Opera, instructor Glenn Lewis said at the well-attended session. These programs use different structures, files and naming conventions for the data that investigators are after. And files are in a different location on the hard drive, which can cause trouble for examiners. Furthermore, forensics software may not support the Web browsers, he said...

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New South Wales workplace watchdog law 'a formality'

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 (16:15:23)
The use of email and computer facilities in NSW workplaces will be under watch from October when the Workplace Surveillance Act comes into force, but the head of an email security firm says there is nothing to fear. Peter Croft, the managing director of Clearswift, said the act simply meant that there would be an agreed policy about the use of workplace facilities that both the employer and employee understood. "The act simply says says employers must tell staff that their work email is being monitored. At the same time, staff must understand that if they use the web on their work computer, there are systems in place to track and filter where they surf," he said. NSW will be the first Australian state to bring such a law into force. Victoria and Queensland are set to follow...

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ICTA starts training in computer crimes enforcement for Sri Lanka police

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 (08:51:05)
When draft legislation for computer crimes was submitted to parliament recently, the Ministry of Defence together with the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) took necessary steps to establish a Computer Crimes Unit at the Police Department. “This Unit is establishing computer forensic skills to facilitate the investigation of computer crime,” Jayantha Fernando, legal advisor to ICTA, says...

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