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Crime fighters solve crimes by examining cell phones

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 (14:33:10)
Modern detectives are now using cell phone forensics to capture more and more criminals. Forensics, the science of preserving, extracting and examining data, has long been confined to computers. Now, with the help of cell phone seizure kits like the one from Paraben, detectives can easily extract important information from all types of cell phones...

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Speak up to beat cybercriminals

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 (13:43:33)
The police have long complained that organisations that are the victims of computer crime are reluctant to come forward for fear an investigation will cripple their business as the police seize servers and PCs as evidence. On the other hand, businesses have repeatedly complained that the police lack the skills and resources to properly investigate cybercrime...

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New paper: Computer Forensics – A Business Tool

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 (09:24:48)
A new paper, "Computer Forensics – A Business Tool", by Andy Fox of Audax Digital Forensics is now online and can be read at

http://www.forensicfocus.com/computer-forensics-business-tool

FBI's new computer forensics lab already has full load

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 (07:36:30)
Blue lights flashed inside the Menlo Park office suite, a signal to the "propeller heads'' -- highly trained forensic computer examiners -- that fellow FBI agents had arrived with another cyber-mystery for them to solve. This one was buried somewhere in the pair of Compaq hard drives they had seized in January from Victor Conte Jr. The agents handed over the drives wrapped in opaque pink plastic bags and filled out the case files with what they were seeking: any evidence that the Balco mastermind illegally leaked the grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and others to the media...

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Experts evolve new techniques to solve cyber crime

Monday, March 21, 2005 (06:28:44)
Electronic crime detection experts are working with police and forensic detectives in a Scottish university to establish new techniques to detect cyber crime, especially CP. "Anybody using a computer leaves a trail, and it's very hard to cover that trail completely," says Ian Ferguson of Strathclyde University's Computer and Information Science department. "We call it 'leaving footprints in the digital flowerbed' and the detective work comes in finding the individual signatures - like phrases, structures of sentences, habits of using capitals in certain places. "In e-mail stalking cases these begin to form a pattern, and that pattern is invariably repeated somewhere...

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