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New paper - Dissecting NTFS Hidden Streams

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 (18:01:11)
A new paper by Chetan Gupta, "Dissecting NTFS Hidden Streams", is now available online here.
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Forensic tools 2006

Monday, July 17, 2006 (17:05:46)
Managing security incidents is essentially a problem of forensics. Peter Stephenson tests three broad groups of products that will enable organisations of all sizes to respond effectively to network attacks. In this group test, we decided to break the mold. Rather than limit ourselves to one type of forensic tool, we approached the challenge of incident response...

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Belgian computer crime rises by 45pc

Friday, July 14, 2006 (14:46:54)
The federal computer crime unit registered a 45 percent increase in the amount of internet-based crimes last year compared with 2004. A large majority of the crimes involved fraud, news agency Belga reported on Tuesday...

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Enforcing Computer Crime Laws: UK Must Learn From Japan

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 (18:11:30)
The number of people arrested in Japan for attacking computers with spyware has doubled over the past four years, the FT reported yesterday. According to a report published by the Japanese government, a total of 116 people were arrested in 2005 for illegally trying to gain access to information stored on PCs...

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Investigator sifts through digital evidence to put criminals behind bars

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 (20:37:41)
Decades ago, criminals seemed to only have weapons such as guns or knives at their disposal, but now, many work with a keyboard and mouse — and their work can be just as harmful or deadly. That’s when officers like West Virginia State Police Cpl. D.C. Eldridge come on the job...

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Police expert admits mobile phone forensics barrier

Saturday, July 08, 2006 (04:02:28)
A police digital forensics expert has admitted that some mobile phones are impenetrable to software used by police in forensic examinations. The revelation follows a paper by a Cambridge researcher which originally made the claim. "There are some phones that are not supported by any tools," said Kevin Mansell, a hi-tech crime trainer for Centrex, the police training authority. Amongst other disciplines, Mansell trains officers in retrieving data from mobile phones. "But it's important to remember that data on phones can always be retrieved manually, just as you would navigate through your own phone..."

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Securing the security cameras

Thursday, July 06, 2006 (14:29:52)
You can do so many marvellous things these days with digital cameras, it’s a wonder anybody bothers with analogue hardware any more. Why would you want to spend hours wading through old video tapes, to find the exact moment when Suspect A secretes Exhibit B on their person, when you could find the same evidence, with an infinitely higher quality image, in seconds, if everything was stored digitally?

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Computer crime-fighter charged with computer crime

Monday, July 03, 2006 (23:20:31)
He was one of the first deputies assigned to the Monroe County computer-crime unit. Now he's accused of a computer crime himself. Forty-four-year-old Investigator Michael Hildreth is accused of eavesdropping on next-door neighbor James Missel and changing information on Missel's computer last year...

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Defense Fails To Rattle Computer Forensics Expert In UBS Trial

Friday, June 30, 2006 (16:12:37)
The government's forensics investigator stood up to an aggressive cross-examination from the defense Wednesday during his fourth day on the stand in the computer sabotage trial of a former systems administrator. Keith Jones, director of computer forensics and incident response at Mandiant, an information security company based in Alexandria, Va., withstood an hour and a half of often contentious questioning from Chris Adams, the lead defense attorney for Roger Duronio, who is being tried on federal charges for allegedly building and planting malicious code that took down the main host server, along with about 2,000 branch servers, at UBS PaineWebber four years ago...

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Book review: "The Official EnCE EnCase Certified Examiner Study Guide"

Thursday, June 29, 2006 (18:01:36)
Steve Bunting is the head of the police computer forensics unit in Delaware and, together with co-author William Wei, a computer crime detective in New Jersey, has written an outstanding book which should find a place on every computer forensic examiner's bookshelf - even the bookshelves of those who rarely, if ever, use EnCase as a forensic tool...

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