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Cases confirm computer privacy is illusion

Monday, March 14, 2005 (07:07:32)
Want to communicate your thoughts privately or anonymously? Step away from the computer. Say it with flowers. Or a whisper. Or at least a pen. If you won't do it for yourself, do it for your lawyer -- the one you may need one day because of something stupid or damning or both that you blithely typed into a computer e-mail or document file on the false assumption that it was confidential or untraceable...

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Should Undercover Internet Investigations be Publicized in the Media?

Sunday, March 13, 2005 (09:20:15)
Should Undercover Internet Investigations be publicized in the Media?

By Sergeant Frank Kardasz

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Windows Security Log Encyclopedia (Press Release)

Saturday, March 12, 2005 (09:08:19)
IT managers and their staffs now have the Windows Security Log Encyclopedia, a new Windows tool for monitoring, intrusion detection and for carrying out computer forensics. The new tool covers all nine audit categories of Windows Server 2003 and illuminates the subtle, yet critical, differences between Windows Server 2003, 2000, and XP regarding security events. It documents each security event in the Windows OS, complete with analysis and commentary. This tool is freely available online at

http://www.ultimatewindowssecurity.com/encyclopedia.html

Deleted computer files never truly gone

Friday, March 11, 2005 (10:55:09)
“Whenever you delete a file, you’re really not deleting the file,” said Georges Stokes, system administrator for Air Armament Center plans and programs office. “The data is still technically there.” The information that people attempt to delete from their computers varies from user to user said Special Agent Robert Renko, Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory director of operations...


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Indian certificate course on cyber crime

Thursday, March 10, 2005 (08:14:27)
The Indian Society of Criminology (ISC) in coordination with Valliant CISSTech is to offer certificate courses on Cyber Forensics and Penetration Testing. Announcing this at a press meet in Chennai yesterday, R Thilagaraj, secretary, ISC and head of the department of Criminology, University of Madras, said the course was being introduced with a view to meeting the shortage of trained and validated professionals who would help fight cyber crimes and assist in assessing and validating the security architecture of users of networked information system. He added that the programme was designed to meet Indian market needs...

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