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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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New forensic computing company in the UK - Innovision

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 (20:43:38)
Andy, one of our longest standing members and forum regular, has moved into private practice with the establishment of Innovision, a forensic data investigation service based in the UK.

I asked Andy to sum up the services his firm will be offering and he provided the following:

"We have an established history in the Forensic Computing field, which draws upon over two decades of experience, mainly specialising in criminal investigation, fraud and Paedophilia related offences. We perform data recovery and specialise in data investigation of all types of digital media, maintaining high standards."

The Innovision website can be found at http://www.innovision-forensics.co.uk/home.htm

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Submissions Being Accepted for Timothy Fidel Award

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 (09:08:34)
PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of the inaugural Timothy Fidel Memorial Award, Guidance Software along with AccessData, today announced the Timothy Fidel Memorial Award Committee. The Committee was created as the decision making body for the award which is given in memoriam of Special Agent Tim Fidel, who was a pioneer and tireless advocate of cyber forensics.