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New opensource computer forensics tool - Vital Data FoRK based on PSK

Tuesday, November 09, 2004 (14:16:26)
The team at Vital Data have finished beta testing their FoRK CD and have uploaded version 1.0.0 for all members to download. It is available at forensicIT.com.au in the General Utilities - GNU / Linux - Downloads section.

It is based on the Knoppix 3.6 LiveCD, with some customisations and additions. Bugs identified during the testing were only minor, such as identification of hard drives transposing makes with model numbers, etc. These have all been corrected. We encourage everyone to download the CD, as it is an extremely useful tool to have, and we would appreciate all the testing and feedback we can get.

Stopping Computer Crime

Tuesday, November 09, 2004 (11:19:31)
Stopping computer crime requires two basic things: You need to let criminals know it won't be tolerated by reporting and prosecuting, and tell the world what these crimes are and how folks can avoid being a victim. It's not enough to know you're under attack, or that you think you're in compliance with relevant laws—you must collect the evidence supporting your assumptions.

More (MCPmag.com)

Meticulous cybersleuth takes on high-tech cases

Monday, November 08, 2004 (13:48:42)
Just call William Simon the Sherlock Holmes of computers. The cyberspace sleuth would love the comparison. In fact, he named his business, Abberline Investigations, after his distant cousin Frederick Abberline, a Victorian-era Scotland Yard investigator.

The licensed private investigator, with more than two decades of experience in computer forensics, is the go-to guy when companies need to analyze and retrieve information stored on a computer in such a way that the information can be used as evidence in a court of law.

More (HoustonChronicle.com)

Detective, check that hard drive

Monday, November 08, 2004 (13:45:26)
Noble Dean will graduate from Purdue University for the second time in December with his master’s degree in science and technology. His degree has taught the 31-year-old to look at the world in an entirely different light.

“This,” he said, pointing to his cell phone, “is increasingly becoming a piece of digital evidence that has to be investigated.”

Computer forensics research, which looks for evidence about crimes in electronic media, is a hot topic at Purdue’s School of Technology.

More (FortWayne.com)

E-mail Discovery Primer for Legal Professionals

Tuesday, November 02, 2004 (17:46:49)
A Non-Technical Primer - Taught by Warren Kruse and Steven Branigan.

From the comfort of your home or office anytime 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

What do you need to know when making or receiving an Electronic Discovery request pertaining to e-mail? Where are you likely to find e-mail of value and how do you get it? Deleted e-mail does not mean it is gone, find out why.

Cost $95.00 (can be viewed by one or many at a time). For more
information call 732-544-8080 or e-mail info@computer-forensic.com