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Technalign Releases Linux Based Computer Forensics Systems

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 (17:45:00)
Technalign announced the new release of Frontier Forensics SECS (Secured Evidence Collection System). The new tool replaces Version XI and continues to use MEPIS Linux as the operating system base. The new SECS product will be available via Forensic Computers as well as selected Technalign Partners. "We are helping law enforcement and corporate security teams to collect evidence correctly and transfer knowledge between all groups, thus helping secure convictions," states Jim Raubach, Owner/Founder of Forensic Computers. Forensic Computers will be including SECS with a variety of current and future systems...

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New version of libewf released

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 (02:25:07)
A new version of libewf has been made available, with better error handling. There is basic EWF-L01 (logical evidence file) support in there, but L01 file support has been disabled because it is still experimental. The library contains no interface for extracting the logical file data yet. The documentation was updated with info on the EWF-L01 format. New features like byte conversion have been added to the ewfacquire tool. It's now possible swap byte pairs of the media data (from AB to BA) (use this for big to little endian conversion and vice versa)

Check the project site: https://www.uitwisselplatform.nl/projects/libewf/

Purdue Researchers Receive Funding For Digital Forensics

Monday, October 16, 2006 (18:06:44)
Two professors in Purdue University's College of Technology who research digital forensics recently received grants to fund projects that will make it easier for law enforcement officials to gather and evaluate potentially illegal pictures, documents or information from computers, cell phones and other digital devices. Marcus Rogers, an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology, and Richard Mislan, an assistant professor in the department, received $440,000 from the National Institute of Justice for two projects: one that is currently being used and tested and another in the conceptual stage...

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Presenting digital evidence to court

Friday, October 13, 2006 (22:48:44)
When bringing an offence committed involving a digital device such as a computer before the criminal court system of England and Wales a strategy must be drawn up by the prosecution to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of the crime. This strategy is heavily dependent on the findings of the forensic examiner who has the immense responsibility of examining the exhibits for signs of evidence...

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Preserving Data in the Wake of Amended Rule 37(f)

Friday, October 13, 2006 (18:36:11)
Rule 37(f), one of the key changes in the upcoming electronic-data discovery (EDD) amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, helps define what steps a party must take to preserve potentially discoverable electronically stored information (ESI) within an electronic information system. This is a particularly vexing issue because, as noted in the advisory committee report accompanying the amendment, data preservation in electronic information systems is difficult due to "the routine modification, overwriting, and deletion of information that attends normal use..."

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Met Police investigates US hack on UK users

Thursday, October 12, 2006 (17:56:27)
London's Metropolitan Police Computer Crime Unit (CCU) has launched an investigation into how data containing personal information from the UK ended up on a computer in the US. "We believe the data has been stolen with the use of a computer virus, and it is believed that more than 2,300 compromised computers in the UK consisting of 83,000 files have been targeted," the unit said in a statement...

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Authorizing devices could be worth a look

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 (19:59:59)
A recent study of Justice Department prosecutions suggests that authentication of devices—not just people—when logging into privileged accounts could go a long way toward securing sensitive data. Most of the cases reviewed involved outsiders who logged on with stolen identifications and passwords, using computers that had no business accessing those accounts, according to the study...

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Defiance College, Ohio, offers computer forensics major

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 (17:47:10)
Barrel-chested and bearded, Gregg Gunsch stood before the class with the ramrod bearing of a soldier, rather than a computer geek. “We are expecting our information systems to be under attack,” said Mr. Gunsch, an associate professor at Defiance College. “They are weapons of war...”

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Small Scale Digital Device Forensics Journal - Call for Papers

Monday, October 09, 2006 (18:58:09)
SSDD Forensics Journal Call For Papers

The SSDD Forensics Journal (ssddfj.org) invites papers for the premier issue, which will be published in February 2007. Papers on topics in the areas listed below as well as outstanding papers on other topics related to small scale digital device forensics will be considered:

1. Cell Phone Forensics
2. PDA Forensics
3. Smart Phone Forensics
4. Embedded Flash Drives
5. Audio/Video Device Forensics
6. Digital Camera Forensics
7. Gaming Device Forensics
8. GPS Device Forensics
9. Unusual Sources of Digital Evidence
10. Standards for Small Scale Digital Device Frensics
11. Small Scale Digital Device Forensic Tools and Procedure Evaluations
12. Small Scale Digital Device Forensic Case Studies

The submission deadline for the premier issue is midnight, December 1, 2006. Submissions after this deadline will be considered for future issues of SSDDFJ.

Contact Rick Mislan [email protected] for questions.
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Local police struggling to deal with cyber crime

Monday, October 09, 2006 (18:55:58)
While most local police departments are dealing with reports of cyber crimes, the vast majority say they lack money and training needed to combat it, according to a newly released survey. Cyber threats and crimes against children, identity theft and a variety of cyber attacks on businesses and individuals are on the rise nationwide. A survey conducted in 2005 by the FBI Pittsburgh Office and Duquesne University found that 77 percent of local police departments receive complaints about cyber crime and 89 percent of departments surveyed say they lack the money and necessary training to respond effectively....

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