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Computer Forensics: The New Fingerprinting

Friday, October 06, 2006 (00:15:48)
Tony Pallone is an examiner in the Pittsburgh FBI office's computer forensics lab. The operation is a small-scale version of the FBI's 10 multiagency Regional Computer Forensics Laboratories (RCFLs); two more are slated to open this year. The FBI provides the RCFL startup costs--about $3 million per lab--and state and local agencies contribute staffers certified in computer forensics. As cases come in, examiners pitch in on those with the highest priority, regardless of which agency owns jurisdiction...

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U.S. Joins Council of Europe Convention on Computer-Based Crime

Tuesday, October 03, 2006 (17:38:44)
The United States is now a party to the Council of Europe (COE) Convention on Cybercrime, the only multilateral treaty that specifically addresses the problem of computer-related crime and electronic evidence gathering, the White House has announced. The convention requires parties to criminalize certain conduct that is committed against computer systems such as unauthorized intrusions (hacking) and the spreading of viruses or worms. Parties also must criminalize the use of computers to engage in traditional crimes such as forgery, fraud, the production and distribution of CP and intellectual property rights abuses...

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Computer crime laws worry security pros

Friday, September 29, 2006 (17:11:21)
Moves by several European countries to tighten laws against computer hacking worry security professionals, who often use the same tools as hackers but for legitimate purposes. The U.K. and Germany are among the countries that are considering revisions to their computer crime laws in line with the European 2001 Convention on Cybercrime and a similar European Union measure passed in early 2005...

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law

Friday, September 29, 2006 (05:01:27)
Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law
Special Issue on International & Comparative Digital Forensics, Security and Law
CALL FOR PAPERS - Submission Deadline: 31 January 2007

Northwest Vista creates new computer forensic technology degree plan

Thursday, September 28, 2006 (20:49:43)
Northwest Vista College (San Antonio, US) has launched a new associate's degree program designed to help prepare students for a career in computer forensics. Students who pursue an associate of applied science degree in computer forensics technology will learn information security, network and systems administration, common computer forensics practices, evidence handling, federal and state privacy issues, intellectual property, search and seizure and cyber-crime laws...

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Spam trail uncovers junk empire

Monday, September 25, 2006 (16:38:02)
An investigation into a seemingly routine series of spam messages has revealed how sophisticated the business of online crime has become. The story begins with the junk mail messages themselves that were sent during April and May of 2006...

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Sheriff seeks task force to combat online crime

Monday, September 25, 2006 (11:56:36)
The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is seeking funding for a new interagency computer crimes task force to combat online CP, identity theft and fraud. “There’s just a huge gamut of offenses that are occurring on a daily basis,” said Boone County Sheriff’s Investigator Andy Anderson, describing the increase in such crimes as an “explosion.” “We’re constantly hearing about somebody’s credit card numbers being stolen online,” Anderson said. “CP has absolutely exploded. The issue is just too big...”

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Ten Ways to Mow Down EDD Costs

Saturday, September 23, 2006 (14:04:01)
Electronic data discovery costs less than paper discovery. Honest. In comparable volumes, it's cheaper to collect, index, store, copy, transport, search and share electronically stored information. But we hoard data with an indiscriminate tenacity we'd label mental illness if we were piling up paper. It's not just that we keep so much, it's that our collections are so unstructured. Squirrel away 20 years of National Geographic with an index and you're a librarian. Without the index, you're that crazy cat lady...

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Forensic Investigation To Be Done On Casino Machine!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 (21:09:40)
After a closed-door meeting between a man who claims he won a $250,000 jackpot and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, it is still a waiting game. On Aug. 29, Freddy Howard swiped his Players Club card in one of the casino's slot machines. According to Howard, the machine showed he had won nearly $260,000. Despite issuing Howard a giant trophy check in that amount, the casino refused to pay, stating only that the prize had not been won. The casino said for the time being it will not pay out the money Howard said he won. Instead, it made an announcement that a forensic investigation will be done on the software.

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Sri Lanka computer crime bill "celebrates" first anniversary

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 (21:07:36)
A bill to counter computer crimes is stuck in parliament for over a year, illustrating the daunting task facing those who try to modernise laws to take Sri Lanka towards a digital age, officials said Friday. The law was first debated in August 23, 2005 but has since been blocked at the parliament’s Standing Committee on Law, while problems relating to translating the bill into three languages, is being thrashed out...

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