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Thursday, May 11, 2006 (22:07:25)May 8, 2006 â€“ Concord, MA, -- Project-a-Phone, Inc. announced today that it will introduce its system for gathering cell phone forensic evidence to the law enforcement community at the Silicon Valley meeting of HTCIA in Santa Clara. The Project-a-Phone system combines hardware and software to let users capture screen shots or audio and video recordings of a handheld screen and save them on a computer. By displaying the phone screen image in real-time on a computer, it also makes it possible to present evidence through a projector or over the Web...
Thursday, May 11, 2006 (15:39:32)The UKâ€™s new FBI-style crime fighting agency has unveiled plans to get tough on cyber crime. The Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has announced a range of new measures to tackle online crime gangs, such as a science laboratory to research emerging technologies that criminals might exploit...
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 (16:50:44)A British man labelled one of the world's most dangerous hackers yesterday railed against the UK's computer crime laws. Gary McKinnon, who faces extradition to the US after being accused of breaking into the Pentagon's computer system, said that Britain's laws on cybercrime were "ridiculous" and in desperate need of change...
Monday, May 08, 2006 (13:04:53)AccessData Corp., a leader in digital forensic software solutions, today announced that as a member of the Oracle(R) PartnerNetwork, it will provide customers with a new dynamic and adaptive tool for digital forensics. The next generation of Forensic Toolkit, FTK 2.0, currently in the final stages of development, will be based on the Oracle Database 10g, giving it unmatched ability to process data and better serve its clients by delivering critical information in minutes or hours, rather than days...
Friday, May 05, 2006 (16:26:57)Guidance Software, along with AccessData, today announced the winner and finalists of the second annual Timothy Fidel Memorial Award. The honor recognizes excellence in the field of computer forensics, and is presented in memory of Timothy Fidel, a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service who was best known for his tireless efforts to modernize computer forensic standards. The winner of the 2006 Timothy Fidel Memorial Award is retired Special Agent Brent Pack, honored for his work on the Abu Ghraib Detainee Facility investigation as lead forensic examiner with the Computer Crime Investigative Unit of the US Army Criminal Investigation Command...
Thursday, May 04, 2006 (18:24:43)Digital forensics has been around for at least a decade, but in the commercial sector it is still a relatively unknown and unexploited discipline. The concept of digital forensics was originally spawned by law enforcement agencies, which started to realise that traditional forensics techniques, where the focus was on physical evidence such as fingerprints and ballistics traces, was no longer sufficient to fight crime in a world that was becoming increasingly digitised...
Wednesday, May 03, 2006 (18:14:28)Computer forensics is not a task to be undertaken lightly by just any IT worker. Instead, it calls for specialised skills and careful, documented procedures. A forensics expert knows what signs to look for and can identify additional information sources for relevant evidence, including earlier versions of data files or differently formatted versions of data used by other applications...
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 (14:01:59)Computer forensics graduates have been in high demand since the field first appeared and now the demand is growing even larger. In fact, Marcus Rogers, an associate professor at Purdue's College of Technology, says private firms are recruiting graduates in the field, making those graduates among most sought in the nation...
Friday, April 28, 2006 (12:46:15)The company involved in the London bombing telephone forensics work is offering its expertise to the Royal Malaysian Police. Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd (FTS), which is currently helping the British police in ongoing investigations of the London bombing, is known for its specialised techniques in extracting evidence from mobile and fixed line telephones. Its operations manager Shaun Hipgrave said the Malaysian authorities have expressed an interest in acquiring the technology but nothing official has taken place yet...