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Digital forensics plagued by expanding storage

Thursday, March 01, 2007 (16:47:46)
The increasing storage requirements of consumers and businesses has become a plague for computer-crime investigators, a former special agent told attendees at the Black Hat DC Conference on Wednesday. While only one percent of crimes involved DNA evidence, a majority of cases involve some sort of digital evidence, said Jim Christy, a retired special agent and director of the Defense Cyber Crime Center. And that evidence keeps growing in size...

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RAID Recovery: The Data Knight Kroll Ontrack To The Rescue!

Thursday, February 22, 2007 (13:41:22)
More and more enthusiast users approach Kroll Ontrack with destroyed RAID arrays. Generally, data recovery from such a RAID array is possible, but keep in mind that the effort increases disproportionately. First of all, data has to be copied from a RAID drive onto a server, and the data set has to be put back together. The distribution of data into smaller blocks across one or more drives makes RAID 0 the worst possible type to recover. Increasing performance doesn't necessarily do your data any good here! If a drive is completely defective, only small files, which ended up on only one of the RAID drives (despite the RAID stripe set), can be recovered (at 64 kB stripe size or smaller). RAID 5 offers parity data, which can be used for recovery as well...

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Detective: New Web laws not cure-all

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 (17:05:04)
While a recent online harassment case in Danville (USA) started a push for computer crime legislation, some experts say the problem isn't that laws don't exist to fight such crimes — it's that agencies don't know how to use those laws. And worse, they say new laws could further complicate an area that many jurisdictions already have trouble understanding. "Something needs to be standardized, but we're not at that point yet," said Detective Bryan Vevera, a computer crime specialist with the Walnut Creek Police Department. "Every agency has a different view of how to handle it." But Vevera said new legislation is not the answer...

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Kangaroo Court: IT staff failure could cost a teacher forty years in prison

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 (14:52:23)
Kangaroo Court is the only way to call the railroading of Julie Amero, a substitute teacher in Norwich Connecticut. In January, Julie Amero was convicted of four counts of ‘risking injury to a child’ and will face up to forty years in prison when she is sentenced in March. The conviction was handed down in the Norwich Superior Court. The story behind this and the facts used to convict her have many in the IT world gaping in shock...

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DFRWS 2007 File Carving Challenge

Saturday, February 17, 2007 (22:09:11)
The DFRWS 2007 File Carving Challenge has been posted: http://www.dfrws.org/2007/challenge/

This year's challenge builds upon last year's and adds more file types and scenarios. File carving is the process of extracting files from data using file type specific knowledge, such as header and footer values or internal data structures. Different approaches to file carving result in different error rates and the goal of this challenge is to develop AUTOMATED file carving programs that are efficient and have low false positive rates.

Challenge submissions are due July 9, 2007. The Challenge Organizers (Brian Carrier, Eoghan Casey, and Wietse Venema).

Paper submissions for the general conference are due April 2, 2007.
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Steganography Examiner Training

Saturday, February 17, 2007 (21:52:36)
Learn how to detect and extract hidden information!

Host: Cybercrime Summit
Location: Fairfield Inn and Suites, Kennesaw, GA
Dates: March 17 - 18, 2007

With only 14 seats available, the course is sure to fill up fast so sign
up soon!

To reserve your space, contact:

Amy Lambert
1-866-401-9392
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[email protected]
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WinHex, X-Ways Forensics, X-Ways Investigator 13.8 released

Saturday, February 17, 2007 (18:29:21)
WHAT'S NEW?

The investigator version of X-Ways Forensics is now a separate product: X-Ways Investigator ( http://www.x-ways.net/investigator/ ). The user inface of the investigator version is now customizable to a certain extent: With the help of an optional file named "investigator.ini", additional administrative security precautions and additional optional usage simplifications can be activated individually...

Cyber crime strikes Irish businesses

Friday, February 16, 2007 (12:56:22)
Like nature, the IT industry hates a vacuum. In the absence of hard facts on cyber crime in Ireland we’ve had a mix of responsible awareness raising, best-guess estimates from international data and all manner of hype or conjecture. But now, as Owen O’Connor, vice-president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Ireland, puts it: “We can unequivocally say there is a problem...”

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Gathering virtual evidence

Thursday, February 15, 2007 (14:21:01)
“When we work a case, we are actually part of a world-wide network of computer forensic experts,” Crouse explained. “There are thousands of other investigators who can help us and we help them, too.” He described this network of experts as being like a “large electronic conference. We get cases coming in on our e-mail, asking us for help. In this day and age, even the FBI can’t do everything. There’s a limit to how much one person can know about computers. I’ve had help from officers or provided help to others all over the world, places like the United Kingdom, Australia and across this country...”

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Paraben Purchases SIMCon-SIM Content Controller

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 (21:18:36)
Paraben(R) Corporation has announced that it has acquired SIMCon, a popular SIM Card forensic tool. Paraben has already integrated the technology into SIM Card Seizure, its own product for SIM Card forensics. Paraben has also integrated the technology from SIMCon into its popular cell phone and PDA forensic software - Device Seizure. "I'm very excited for what this will do for the digital forensics industry," said Svein Willassen, creator of SIMCon...
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