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People Power Combats Cyber Fraud

Tuesday, January 03, 2006 (15:33:51)
Like so many other aspects of our lives, major fraud has gone high tech. In fact, fuelled by excited media comment, computer crime and fraud are regarded as synonymous by many. But it’s important to remember that it’s not the computers that commit crimes - it’s the people that use them, and the cost of their crimes to business is immense...

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WVU forensics program sets up learning lab for bowl game

Monday, January 02, 2006 (11:55:27)
Mention the word criminal forensics and immediately most people think about Marg Helgenberger or David Caruso from CBS television’s popular series “CSI” and “CSI: Miami.” You know — glitz, glamour, special Hummers, and unraveling the clues to crack the case all in one hour every week. What they don’t realize is that in reality it’s just not that way. Not even close...

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Cyber files decoding evidence of new era

Sunday, January 01, 2006 (15:37:17)
Everything about the new FBI regional computer forensics laboratory in Hamilton Township screams the word "geek." The carpeting is emblazoned with maroon 0's and 1's -- the binary digits to which all computer codes can be reduced. A bookshelf in the main laboratory area features books about Unix, Windows XP and Quickbooks. And there are the 21 workstations, each crammed with computers, diskettes and other gizmos. This is the new age of solving crimes: bits and bytes...

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O'Reilly Releases "Internet Forensics"

Friday, December 30, 2005 (13:17:15)
...Out of curiosity, Jones began looking into various scams that arrived in his inbox. Being fairly adept at using Unix commands, he started to apply these to find out where certain web sites were located and was surprised at how much information could be uncovered using a few basic techniques. Anyone can do this, he says; you don't need to work for the FBI or an ISP. "There was no single resource that described how to use these tools for forensics, but clearly a great deal of interest on the web about Internet fraud. So, I decided to organize these tools and techniques and present them to a wider audience in the form of the book..."

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Data-Recovery Technology Arrives For SMBs

Friday, December 30, 2005 (13:11:34)
Business continuity has largely been the domain of big companies, but data-protection vendor Unitrends this week unveiled system-recovery technology at a price point that should help small and mid-size companies recover operational data as quickly as their larger counterparts should a system outage result from natural, man-made, or electronic disasters...

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New paper: Analyzing Exchange and mbox e-mail files using Open Source Software

Friday, December 30, 2005 (03:30:11)
A new paper entitled "Analyzing Exchange and mbox e-mail files using Free and Open Source Software" by Mike Harrington, CFCE EnCE and Mark Lachniet, CISA CISSP is now online.

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Inside the FBI's Computer Analysis and Response Team

Thursday, December 29, 2005 (12:52:48)
Barbara Wadriski's workplace at the FBI's Mobile headquarters looks more like the back shop of a computer store than a crime lab. Surrounded by work stations, a long table holds the guts of various computers. Equipment in various stages of disassembly sits about, as if this place were the garage of some whiz kid tinkering with a science project. While there are no bodies or fingerprint kits, though, this is a forensics lab as vital to crime-fighting as anything out of "CSI." Wadriski, an analyst with the bureau's Computer Analysis and Response Team, spends her days searching for evidence of computer crime...

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Tracked by cellphone

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 (15:27:10)
We know that technology can be used to track people's location via a cellphone, but how difficult is it for law enforcement to get a court order and do this legally?

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Cybercrime more profitable than drugs

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 (02:00:43)
The proceeds of cybercrime now exceed that of the illegal drugs industry, a US Treasury advisor has claimed. According to Valerie McNiven, former World Bank security expert, the turnover of electronically-related crime exceeded $105 billion in 2004, for the first time over-taking drugs as the number one high-profile criminal activity...

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New Computer Crime Lab to Help Wyoming, Colorado Authorities

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 (15:20:32)
The Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory, the tenth such regional laboratory in the country established and operated with the help of the FBI, is due to officially open January 18. Officials say the lab will greatly improve investigators' capacity to analyze computers and other electronics seized as evidence...

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