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Sleuthing in the e-files

Saturday, October 16, 2004 (05:24:39)
These days, the search for truth takes lawyers not into company file cabinets but into company computers. With 93 percent of business documents now "borne" electronically, the story of U.S. workplaces increasingly gets told on computer disks, spread sheets and e-mail records. Attorneys and business leaders say electronic discovery is the biggest development in employment law in years.

More (startribune.com)

Forensic experts track printer fingerprints

Saturday, October 16, 2004 (05:21:29)
Researchers at Purdue University have developed image analysis techniques that may one day help tie counterfeit money and forged documents to the printers that produced them. In lab experiments, the researchers examined documents that came from 12 different models of printers and were able to correctly link a document to its printer 11 times. The techniques currently let forensic investigators match a document with only a specific printer model, but will be honed so that a document can be matched to a particular printer.

More (ZDNet)

Computer search hamstrung in Camden County, USA

Friday, October 15, 2004 (09:03:28)
Federal agents found CP links on a computer that had been sitting in the Camden County Prosecutor's Office for seven months after it was seized from a Bellmawr man. But there was little authorities could have done to search the machine earlier, prosecutors said Thursday.

Although Robert Pelle allowed the prosecutor's office to take his computer in March without being charged, officials there said state police policy, little evidence, and a lack of resources kept the content hidden.

More (Courier Post)

UK IT security professionals offered fast-track computer crime course

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 (06:03:38)
IT professionals looking to gain computer forensic certification are being offered an accelerated six-day course by the Training Camp. The IT training provider said its course is aimed at e-security experts, police, military personnel, legal professionals and government agencies. It aims to give anyone from an IT manager to a chief security officer the skills to detect, pursue and analyse evidence of computer crime or misuse.

More (Computer Weekly)

Investigator serves search warrants to America Online

Monday, October 11, 2004 (05:21:47)
It takes a full-time Loudoun County deputy sheriff to handle all the search warrants served on America Online in Ashburn. The warrants are used to solve local, state and national crimes.

More (The Connection Newspapers)