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Forensics gains credibility at Purdue

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 (05:35:14)
Chris Marsico, a graduate student, is using this semester to focus on the forensic possibilities of devices like iPODs. Just this summer, a group of car thieves in the UK was arrested, due in part to evidence discovered on an iPOD.

"You have to be prepared for anything; criminals are crafty," Marsico said.

After graduation in May, Marisco hopes to work for the FBI. But for now, his concern is developing a standard practice regarding how digital evidence may be used in court.

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Digital Investigation - Issue 3

Sunday, September 19, 2004 (09:30:06)
From Matthew Smaldon at Elsevier:

"I would like to notify you that the table of contents of the third issue of Digital Investigation is now available at http://www.digitalinvestigation.net. We are pleased to be able to offer two articles from this issue free of charge, available to download now.

These are:

Reporting security breaches: A risk to be avoided or responsibility to be embraced? Editor in chief, Eoghan Casey, debates whether companies should or shouldn't report incidents to the police. If faced with more corporate reporting could law enforcement cope?

Tool Review: Forensic analysis of windows hosts using UNIX-based tools Most examiners only use UNIX-based forensic tools when investigating a UNIX system. However, such tools are excellent for examining Windows hosts. Cory Altheide writes a 16 page technical report on how to use Linux as a platform for forensic analysis and all the advantages it can bring to an investigation.

Download these articles at http://www.digitalinvestigation.net"

Forensic Focus call for papers

Monday, September 13, 2004 (12:40:30)
The Forensic Focus "papers and articles" section

http://www.forensicfocus.com/computer-forensics-papers.php

is now online and we're actively looking for contributions. If you would like to submit a paper or article for publication at Forensic Focus please mail me at admin@forensicfocus.com, thank you.

Jamie
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Forensic Focus

Mobile threat to company data exposed by security experts

Monday, September 13, 2004 (08:35:38)
Companies must be more vigilant about employees using mobile devices – such as iPod music players and personal digital assistants (PDAs) – at work, security experts warned today.

A computer forensics study into the latest Mini iPod, conducted by corporate investigators The Risk Advisory Group (TRAG), shows that mobile devices can be used to easily download vast amounts of confidential company information...

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Peterson Testimony Turns to Computer Data

Thursday, September 09, 2004 (06:47:58)
Testimony in Scott Peterson's murder trial returned to what investigators found in his computers as prosecutors try to prove Peterson researched the San Francisco Bay before dumping his pregnant wife's body there...

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