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Net fingerprints combat attacks

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 (06:59:03)
Eighty large net service firms have switched on software to spot and stop net attacks automatically. The system creates digital fingerprints of ongoing incidents that are sent to every network affected. Firms involved in the smart sensing system believe it will help trace attacks back to their source. Data gathered will be passed to police to help build up intelligence about who is behind worm outbreaks and denial of service attacks...

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Jeff Weise's e-mail trail led authorities to Jourdain

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 (06:44:25)
It's hard to cover your tracks on your computer. Deleted files aren't immediately deleted. And software programs on most PCs keep all sorts of data trails, recording the Web sites you visit, the pictures you look at, the e-mails you exchange, and much more. That is why probing the computers of suspects has become a routine part of criminal investigations, whether they deal with corporate misdeeds or mass murder. It's believed e-mails recovered from a computer used by Jeff Weise, who fatally shot nine people before killing himself March 21, led authorities to arrest Louis Jourdain, 16, on Sunday...

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Online CP investigation costs UK police £15m

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 (04:22:01)
The cost of forensically examining the computers seized during the UK police's Operation Ore investigation into online CP will total £15m, according to the National Crime Squad (NCS). Operation Ore was launched after the FBI smashed an illegal CP ring in the US. The FBI passed UK police a list containing the details of over 7,000 UK citizens who had given their credit card details to gain access to CP websites run by the gang...

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EnCase Forensic Version 5 now available

Monday, March 28, 2005 (17:17:18)
V5 resources from Guidance available at

http://www.guidancesoftware.com/v4tov5.shtm

Expert rejects Lundy evidence

Monday, March 28, 2005 (09:34:39)
A computer forensics expert who has spent up to 400 hours examining evidence in the Mark Lundy murder case says he has ruled out police claims that Lundy manipulated a computer clock to give himself an alibi. The Crown at Lundy's trial in 2002 claimed that after murdering his wife Christine and daughter Amber in their Palmerston North home, Lundy tampered with the clock to make it appear the computer was shut down at 10.52pm - when he was 150km away in Petone...

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