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Met Computer Crime Unit scoops top honours

Monday, May 16, 2005 (06:23:16)
The Metropolitan Police Computer Crime Unit (CCU) scooped the coveted Editor's Award at this year's SC European Excellence Awards ceremony in London. Detective Constable Andy Cookson picked up the award and said he was delighted the CCU's work was finally being recognised. Speaking at the Infosecurity Europe Conference in London, industry professionals heaped praise on the work of the forensics team...

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EnCase Enterprise Edition in action

Sunday, May 15, 2005 (06:47:29)
Computers make our lives easier but with technology comes the concern of children being victimized by those using technological advances to meet their own needs. Enter the ENCASE Enterprise Edition of Guidance Software, a digitized data forensics program that has a capability to not only analyze hard drives but the entire digitized world including cameras and cell phones. Putnam Sheriff Donald Smith told a news conference that Putnam County's receipt of the new "crime fighting resource" actually "undeletes" computer files giving law enforcement a greater opportunity to solve crimes...

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Virtual CSI: Crime-Scene Investigations Go Digital

Saturday, May 14, 2005 (06:09:18)
For crime-scene investigators around the world, information technology is becoming an invaluable tool for cracking tough cases. Whether these crime scenes are virtual or physical, law enforcement is learning to use data-replication devices, specialized search tools, and virtualization software to get the drop on the perpetrators. On the virtual side, it's all about following the trail of "digital breadcrumbs" left behind by hackers, spammers, and other cybertroublemakers, says Mark Pollitt, president of Digital Evidence Professional Services Inc. and a former chief of the FBI Laboratory's Computer Analysis Response Team...

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Web Browser Forensics, Part 2

Friday, May 13, 2005 (06:23:55)
Welcome to part two of the Web Browser Forensics series. In part one, we began investigating the intrusion of the Docustodian document management server hosting a law firm's data. The server appeared to have been compromised by a group of hackers who were using it as a repository for their MP3s, MPEGs, and pirated software...

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New Article: Steganography - Implications for Prosecutors and Forensic Examiners

Thursday, May 12, 2005 (06:16:13)
An article by Gary Kessler entitled "Steganography: Implications for the Prosecutor and Computer Forensics Examiner" is now online.

The article can be read here.