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City to take aim at high-tech criminals

Monday, April 03, 2006 (16:16:20)
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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Schenectady IT company spins off burgeoning forensics business

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 (17:33:08)
Jeffrey Trombly doesn't have a Sam Spade-style fedora or a Sherlock Holmesian deerstalker cap, but he is in the detective business. Trombly is half of the two-man IT company that does business as Empire Technology Solutions. He has been doing computer forensics since 2003...

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UB, FBI and ECC to Co-Host Cybersecurity Workshop

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 (16:29:37)
Buffalo is fast becoming a center for research, education and new practices in cybersecurity and computer forensics, according to the hosts of a workshop on these topics to be held March 31 in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus...
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New paper: Evidentiary Value of Link Files

Monday, March 27, 2006 (23:20:44)
A new paper, "Evidentiary Value of Link Files" by Nathan Weilbacher, has been added to the Papers & Articles page.

Computer Forensics Helping Texas Police Statewide

Monday, March 27, 2006 (16:00:18)
He is alone in front of his computer, and with the click of a button, his crime is erased -- or so the technically savvy criminal may think. And to extract the evidence from computer hard drives, cell phones, personal digital assistants and iPods, law enforcement agencies are turning to federal, state and private computer forensics experts to delve into the digital data's depths...

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Private Forensic Examinations in RIAA case

Sunday, March 26, 2006 (02:58:22)
As part of their investigation into illegal music downloading, the RIAA demanded full access to a suspect's computer, which the accused felt was a violation of her privacy. The judge agreed with her and is letting her hire her own forensics expert, and bill the RIAA for any expenses...

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The effective response to computer crime

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 (14:47:45)
The attraction of computer-based crime is obvious. Twenty years ago corporate spies would find it difficult to steal the entire contents of a filing cabinet, but today they can take far more by slipping a disc into their pocket or e-mailing data to an online electronic swag bag. It is much easier to steal, leak, manipulate or destroy electronic data. But just as in the physical world, cyber-criminals leave their electronic fingerprints all over a digital crime scene...

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Alabama prosecutors hiring cyber sleuths in digital forensics

Monday, March 20, 2006 (15:30:54)
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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Key Appellate Court Ruling Validates Guidance Software's EnCase

Friday, March 17, 2006 (17:28:16)
Guidance Software Inc. today announced that a Texas Appellate Court re-affirmed the reliability and use of the EnCase(R) computer forensic software...

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Computer techs tip police on CP

Thursday, March 16, 2006 (16:02:58)
As an information technology specialist, Troy Wallwork has seen the secrets inside plenty of computers, from financial records to love letters. But when a recent search of one customer's PC turned up what looked like CP, he didn't know what to do. On the one hand, his company's reputation depends on preserving clients' privacy. On the other, he said the pictures he found were just too graphic to ignore, so he called the police...

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