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Computer search hamstrung in Camden County, USA

Friday, October 15, 2004 (09:03:28)
Federal agents found CP links on a computer that had been sitting in the Camden County Prosecutor's Office for seven months after it was seized from a Bellmawr man. But there was little authorities could have done to search the machine earlier, prosecutors said Thursday.

Although Robert Pelle allowed the prosecutor's office to take his computer in March without being charged, officials there said state police policy, little evidence, and a lack of resources kept the content hidden.

More (Courier Post)

UK IT security professionals offered fast-track computer crime course

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 (06:03:38)
IT professionals looking to gain computer forensic certification are being offered an accelerated six-day course by the Training Camp. The IT training provider said its course is aimed at e-security experts, police, military personnel, legal professionals and government agencies. It aims to give anyone from an IT manager to a chief security officer the skills to detect, pursue and analyse evidence of computer crime or misuse.

More (Computer Weekly)

Investigator serves search warrants to America Online

Monday, October 11, 2004 (05:21:47)
It takes a full-time Loudoun County deputy sheriff to handle all the search warrants served on America Online in Ashburn. The warrants are used to solve local, state and national crimes.

More (The Connection Newspapers)

Lab cleared to examine digital evidence

Wednesday, October 06, 2004 (06:25:15)
New Hampshire’s state forensic laboratory has become the third in the United States to receive national accreditation for examining digital evidence, including images stored on computer hard-drives. The accreditation was awarded by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, which spent a week in Concord interviewing staff and checking lab policies and procedures...

More (Nashua Telegraph)

New downloads

Monday, October 04, 2004 (19:53:10)
The following files have been added to the downloads area:

The Sleuth Kit Version 1.72 (source code)
Autopsy Forensic Browser Version 2.03 (source code)
PDA Forensic Tools:An Overview and Analysis
ACPO Good Practice Guide for Computer based Electronic Evidence
Hi-Tech Crime 2004 - the impact on UK business

The downloads area can be accessed here

Helping investigators gather crime evidence from PDAs

Monday, October 04, 2004 (10:00:18)
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently examined a number of software tools designed to acquire information from operating systems used in most PDAs: Palm OS, Microsoft Pocket PC and Linux. The researchers examined the tools in a range of situations commonly encountered during a forensic examination of PDAs. For example, the researchers wanted to determine if tools could find information, including deleted information, associated with applications such as calendars, contacts and task lists. The tools also were examined to see if someone could obtain the user's password and gain access to the contents of the device.

More (EurekAlert)

Police get help to cope - horrific scenes make counseling necessary

Monday, October 04, 2004 (09:56:19)
Modern policing puts an emphasis on mental health, said J. Mark Hall, a psychologist with a private practice in Glastonbury. He works with troopers from the state police computer crimes unit. Those officers spend their days trying to lure pedophiles through Internet chat room conversations. Hall’s job is to check up on the troopers and talk about how the work affects them.

More (News Times)

Washington/Seattle University program trains cybercrime fighters

Monday, October 04, 2004 (09:48:46)
The UW, Highline Community College (HCC) and Seattle University are teaming up to offer a joint computer forensics program, aided by a $270,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

After completing the 12 to 18 month program, students will earn a certificate in the newly emerging field of computer forensics.

More (The Daily)

The Role of Computer Forensics in Stopping Executive Fraud (Sample Chapter)

Saturday, October 02, 2004 (19:03:07)
"Virtual evidence is an important part of nearly every modern corporate crime investigation, and proper handling of that evidence can mean the difference between a conviction and a criminal walking free. In this chapter, you'll learn how to properly investigate computer evidence in a corporate environment."

More (informit.com)

Feds invite comment on Internet wiretaps

Thursday, September 30, 2004 (09:44:42)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday launched a public comment period on its plan to compel Internet broadband and VoIP providers to open their networks up to easy surveillance by law enforcement agencies.

More (Security Focus)