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Fighting cybercrime on a shoestring budget

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 (15:21:45)
In cramped, dingy offices near New York’s East River, a couple dozen detectives and analysts hunch over computers, plowing their way through hundreds of criminal cases. This is the home of the New York Police Department Computer Crime Squad. The heart of this or any other computer crimes unit is computer forensics, the conservation, deconstruction and analysis of electronic evidence contained on personal computers, networks and, increasingly, handheld devices such as cell phones and personal digital assistants...

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Digital fingerprint cracks the case

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 (20:01:41)
Last month, when Australian Federal Court Judge Murray Wilcox ruled that Kazaa is illegally authorising copyright infringement, he put Australia on the world map of landmark intellectual property cases - related cases against Kazaa in the US had previously failed. But Wilcox's finding has also put Australia on the map for another reason. Wilcox relied on crucial digital evidence from forensic computer specialists. In a situation where there was no smoking gun, these specialists were able to build a solid case on purely digital evidence...

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Microsoft, Nigeria Join Forces Against Cybercrime

Monday, October 24, 2005 (12:48:05)
Microsoft Latest News about Microsoft is lending its I.T. expertise to the government of Nigeria in a joint effort to combat e-mail fraud and other cybercrimes in the African nation...

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Computer Evidence: Collection & Preservation

Saturday, October 22, 2005 (07:39:00)
Computer Evidence: Collection and Preservation teaches law enforcement and computer forensics investigators how to identify, collect, and maintain digital artifacts to preserve their reliability for admission as evidence. The book focuses on collection and preservation because these two phases of computer forensics are the most critical to evidence acceptance, but are not thoroughly covered in text or courses. Throughout the book, a constant eye is kept on evidence dynamics and the impact investigators can have on data integrity while collecting evidence.

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Secret tracking codes in laser printers cracked

Friday, October 21, 2005 (09:02:59)
The pages that are printed by your colour laser printer may include tiny dots, almost invisible to the naked eye. The dots form a code that can be read by the US Secret Service, ostensibly to track down counterfeiters. Now, for the first time, the code has been cracked. The Secret Service has admitted before that the tracking information is part of a deal struck with selected colour laser printer manufacturers – including Xerox, Canon and many others. If a colour laser printer is used to forge a document and agents get sight of the document, the codes can be read. However, the full nature of the private information encoded in each document was not previously known...

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