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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State agencies failed to remove private information before retiring outdated state computers, risking public disclosure of Social Security and credit card numbers, medical records and income taxes, a new report discloses.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...

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e-Cops playing catch-up in Oz

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 (06:00:09)
Australia's electronic crime investigators are at risk of being outrun by new technology, one of the country's senior computer forensic technicians has revealed. Australian Federal Police (AFP) Electronic Evidence Forensic and Technical co-ordinator Paul Reedy said police investigators would have to spend their training budgets wisely in order to keep pace as with technological changes. "The rate at which systems we encounter is changing is so rapidly that it's difficult to stay across all of it. We've been looking at alternative ways of doing it in terms of resources and training. I'm satisfied with the level that we are at but we've got to target our training very carefully," Mr Reedy said.

(Australian IT)

New Article: The Essentials Of Computer Discovery

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 (12:23:52)
A new article by Joan E. Feldman of Computer Forensics Inc. entitled "The Essentials Of Computer Discovery" is now online.

The article can be read here.

eBay cybercrime chief tells UK to wise-up

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 (09:47:11)
Howard Schmidt, the former cybersecurity adviser to the White House, has warned that there aren't enough trained police officers in the world to tackle cybercrime effectively. Schmidt, now the chief security strategist at auction site eBay, told delegates at the e-Crime Congress in London last month that the issue needs to be addressed as high-tech law-breaking becomes more widespread. "One thing that is very prevalent is that there aren't enough investigators to handle all the cases coming through," Schmidt said...

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New Article: Description of the FAT fsstat Output

Monday, May 23, 2005 (08:10:47)
A new article from The Sleuth Kit Informer by Brian Carrier entitled "Description of the FAT fsstat Output" is now online.

The article can be read here.