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Alabama prosecutors hiring cyber sleuths in digital forensics

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 (09:24:56)
When a computer, cell phone, e-mail or other high-tech device holds the key to a crime, cyber sleuths are called to dissect the digital evidence. In south Alabama, it's Gus Dimitrelos, who is based in a Spanish Fort police office at a sprawling new retail district off Interstate 10. Besides a Secret Service lab in Birmingham for prosecutors' use, two more regional computer forensic evidence labs will open in Montgomery and Huntsville - an expanding project, with federal funds, to move the state's investigative operations into the cyber age...

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Philadelphia School to Offer Computer Forensics

Monday, April 10, 2006 (12:27:18)
To meet the growing demand for people to investigate computer crime, Bloomsburg University is adding a major in computer forensics. Bloomsburg this fall will become the first school in the State System of Higher Education to offer the degree...

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Deleting May Be Easy, but Your Hard Drive Still Tells All

Sunday, April 09, 2006 (08:40:27)
It was only a single digit in a 20-page Microsoft Word contract between two partners, but Scott Cooper earned his fee several years ago when he found it. Mr. Cooper, a computer forensics expert, learned that the numeral "1" had been scrubbed in some later versions of this digital document. This gave his client, a partner in a software firm that had recently been sold, just a 5 percent rather than a 15 percent share in the company...

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Hard Disk Drive Organization Announces New Sector Length Standard

Saturday, April 08, 2006 (11:43:50)
IDEMA, the International Disk Drive, Equipment, and Materials Association, has announced the results of an industry committee assembled to identify a new and longer sector standard for future magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). This Committee recommended replacing the 30 year-standard of 512 bytes with sectors having ability to store 4096 bytes...

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Conference on Digital Forensics (Las Vegas) schedule

Friday, April 07, 2006 (17:29:44)
The schedule for the Conference on Digital Forensics to be held in Las Vegas at the Imperial Palace Hotel on April 20 and 21 is planned as follows (click "Read More" below)...

NHTCU disappears into SOCA

Friday, April 07, 2006 (13:51:12)
The UK Government yesterday launched the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). One function of SOCA is to replace the National Hi Tech Crime Unit. The NHTCU, launched in April 2001, was the UK's first national law enforcement organisation dealing exclusively with computer crime, such as computer-related fraud, hacking, industrial espionage, viruses and denial of service, CP and software piracy...

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New paper - Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry

Friday, April 07, 2006 (11:22:28)
A new paper, "Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry" by Lih Wern Wong, is now online here.
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New Software Tool Enhances Evidence Gathering Capabilities

Thursday, April 06, 2006 (09:38:36)
The first digital forensic software tool capable of automatically reassembling fragments of graphic images, even when information regarding the locations of the fragments no longer exists, has been developed. The tool will greatly enhance the amount of evidence that can be gathered during digital forensic investigations such as those involving CP and counterfeiting...
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IT chiefs need forensic expertise

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 (09:09:34)
Firms need more staff with computer forensic skills and should lobby suppliers for safer products, according to speakers at last week’s E-Crime Congress in London. Simon Janes of data recovery vendor Ibas, and former head of Scotland Yard’s Computer Crime Unit, said that big companies need to develop more expertise in computer forensics...

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City to take aim at high-tech criminals

Monday, April 03, 2006 (11:16:20)
An increase in high-tech crime is forcing police to undergo special training to successfully investigate such cases. To ensure there are enough trained investigators the Thousand Oaks City Council approved a $40,207 payment last week to help fund three new computer forensic examiner positions in the Ventura County High-Tech Task Force...

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