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New Article: Developing A Framework For Evaluating Computer Forensic Tools

Monday, May 30, 2005 (14:00:41)
A paper by Colin Armstrong (of Curtin University of Technology in Australia) entitled "Developing A Framework For Evaluating Computer Forensic Tools" is now available online.

The paper can be read here.

A list of other articles and papers available at Forensic Focus can be found here, new submissions are always welcome.

EnCase Device Configuration Overlay Data Acquisition Weakness

Monday, May 30, 2005 (07:41:17)
Arne Vidström has reported a weakness in EnCase, which can be exploited to hide information on a disk. The weakness is caused due to missing support of Device Configuration Overlays (DCO) and therefore causes the program to not acquire parts of a disk using this feature. The weakness has been reported in EnCase Forensic Edition 4.18a. Other versions may also be affected...

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New Paper: The Forensic Chain of Evidence Model

Friday, May 27, 2005 (18:19:57)
A paper by Atif Ahmad entitled "The Forensic Chain of Evidence Model - Improving the Process of Evidence Collection in Incident Handling Procedures" is now available online.

The paper can be read here.

A full list of papers and articles at Forensic Focus can be found here. New submissions are always welcome.

Online crime - new tools, old tricks

Friday, May 27, 2005 (06:51:42)
This week virus writers took a further step into the underworld when they released a Trojan horse program that holds computer data hostage unless you pay $200. The program infects computers through a weakness in Internet Explorer. It finds files with certain extensions, '.doc' for instance, encrypts them and then demands you pay up or never see your data again...Unfortunately, given that UK police resources are creaking under a two-year backlog of computer crime cases, criminals are probably not feeling too much heat...


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Montana agencies left private information on discarded computers

Thursday, May 26, 2005 (08:33:53)
State agencies failed to remove private information before retiring outdated state computers, risking public disclosure of Social Security and credit card numbers, medical records and income taxes, a new report discloses. The legislative audit, obtained Tuesday, blamed unclear state policy for the computer hard drives not being properly "scrubbed" before the machines were donated to school districts, given to other state agencies or sold to the public...

More (SignOnSanDiego.com)