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Helping investigators gather crime evidence from PDAs

Monday, October 04, 2004 (10:00:18)
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently examined a number of software tools designed to acquire information from operating systems used in most PDAs: Palm OS, Microsoft Pocket PC and Linux. The researchers examined the tools in a range of situations commonly encountered during a forensic examination of PDAs. For example, the researchers wanted to determine if tools could find information, including deleted information, associated with applications such as calendars, contacts and task lists. The tools also were examined to see if someone could obtain the user's password and gain access to the contents of the device.

More (EurekAlert)

Police get help to cope - horrific scenes make counseling necessary

Monday, October 04, 2004 (09:56:19)
Modern policing puts an emphasis on mental health, said J. Mark Hall, a psychologist with a private practice in Glastonbury. He works with troopers from the state police computer crimes unit. Those officers spend their days trying to lure pedophiles through Internet chat room conversations. Hall’s job is to check up on the troopers and talk about how the work affects them.

More (News Times)

Washington/Seattle University program trains cybercrime fighters

Monday, October 04, 2004 (09:48:46)
The UW, Highline Community College (HCC) and Seattle University are teaming up to offer a joint computer forensics program, aided by a $270,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

After completing the 12 to 18 month program, students will earn a certificate in the newly emerging field of computer forensics.

More (The Daily)

The Role of Computer Forensics in Stopping Executive Fraud (Sample Chapter)

Saturday, October 02, 2004 (19:03:07)
"Virtual evidence is an important part of nearly every modern corporate crime investigation, and proper handling of that evidence can mean the difference between a conviction and a criminal walking free. In this chapter, you'll learn how to properly investigate computer evidence in a corporate environment."

More (informit.com)

Feds invite comment on Internet wiretaps

Thursday, September 30, 2004 (09:44:42)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday launched a public comment period on its plan to compel Internet broadband and VoIP providers to open their networks up to easy surveillance by law enforcement agencies.

More (Security Focus)