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Submissions Being Accepted for Timothy Fidel Award

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 (09:08:34)
PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of the inaugural Timothy Fidel Memorial Award, Guidance Software along with AccessData, today announced the Timothy Fidel Memorial Award Committee. The Committee was created as the decision making body for the award which is given in memoriam of Special Agent Tim Fidel, who was a pioneer and tireless advocate of cyber forensics.

Computer forensic experts to track copied Clio e-mails

Monday, September 05, 2005 (10:07:51)
The [Clio] Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to hire a computer forensics company to investigate e-mail tampering in the district. Board members said they hope the investigation by Southfield-based Center for Computer Forensics reveals who has gained access to the e-mails of Assistant School Superintendent Fletcher Spears and if administrators have made statements via e-mail about parents that could leave school officials legally vulnerable...

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Group honors high-tech work on BTK

Friday, August 26, 2005 (07:33:16)
A Wichita police detective who helped solve the BTK murder cases has won an international crime investigation award. Detective Randy Stone, whose computer sleuthing provided a turning point in the hunt for BTK, will be given an award for "forensics investigation case of the year" by the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association next week at its conference in Monterey, Calif. The association is also presenting an award to the Wichita Police Department's computer crimes lab as a whole, and another award to the FBI's regional computer forensic laboratory in Kansas City, Mo., for its work on the BTK case...

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Storm brewing over SHA-1 as further breaks are found

Thursday, August 25, 2005 (21:27:09)
Three Chinese researchers have further refined an attack on the encryption standard frequently used to digitally sign documents, making the attack 64 times faster and leaving cryptographers to debate whether the standard, known as the Secure Hash Algorithm, should be phased out more quickly than planned. The attack, presented last week at the Crypto conference in Santa Barbara, Calif., would allow a forger to create two documents that return the same digital fingerprint, a short sequence of numbers that represent the contents of a much larger document...

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New forensic software released

Monday, August 22, 2005 (09:02:32)
With a raft of bogus bank Web sites and phishing scams flooding computers, it would appear that crime has gone dotcom like everything else. However, a new forensic tool has stepped into the computer crime scene to help search, not a suspect's home, but his hard drive for evidence. Friday saw the release of the Digital Evidence Search Kit (DESK), a computer forensic search tool designed by the Hong Kong University in collaboration with the police...

More (The Standard)