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A Method for Forensic Previews

Thursday, March 17, 2005 (09:18:44)
During any computer forensics operation, the state of the target machine must be left as undisturbed as possible. This underlying principle applies to all forensics activities, ranging from the field preview to the full blown examination in a lab. Nevertheless, there remains an important distinction between a preview operation and lab work: by its nature, the preview is very likely to contaminate original evidence...

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UK Government and industry back IT security professionalism plans

Thursday, March 17, 2005 (04:38:01)
Proposals to create a professional institution that would set minimum standards of professionalism for IT security specialists have won backing from the government and leading businesses. The form the institute will take has yet to be decided. One of the options under consideration is the creation of a new body from the Institute for Communications Arbitration and Forensics, with assistance from the British Computer Society and other IT security bodies...

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Video Forensics: Catching the Crooks on Camera

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 (18:09:35)
Watching movies and your favorite episode of CSI (Crime Scene Investigation), you would think that recorded video is always crystal clear, easily showing a suspect's face or his license plate, but this is far from reality. In fact, the recorded video is often so bad that video forensics investigators have to be brought in. Using special techniques and software, these investigators enhance and reconstruct video to catch the crooks...

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Computer sleuths bring crime to light

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 (10:24:14)
When Coreen Kulvich and Meredith Tanner explore hard drives and Zip disks, they're hunting more than just bytes of data. They're looking for convictions. Kulvich, 29, and Tanner, 28, make up the Dakota County Sheriff Department's small but increasingly vital computer forensics team. Launched in 2003, the unit has played a central role investigating some of the county's most sensitive criminal cases...

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Australian ISP raided for BitTorrent links

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 (05:34:35)
An Australian ISP was raided 10th March under court orders for alleged copyright infringement in the first crackdown on the illicit use of BitTorrent technology. Perth-based ISP People Telecom (formerly known as Swiftel Communications), which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, was fronted at 9am by seven music industry piracy investigators, data forensics experts and court appointed solicitors...

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