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DOJ official: Cybercrime cooperation advances

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (22:22:09)
Christopher Painter, principal deputy chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, attended the G8 24/7 High Tech Crime Network meeting last week in Rome. The network started in 1997 with the G8 countries, which exchanged details of law enforcement officials who could help preserve electronic evidence for officials in another country investigating a trans-border cybercrime case. Since then, the network has grown to 45 countries, improving the ability of officials to fight burgeoning computer crime...

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Fighting crime, byte by byte

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 (17:34:25)
Charleston's digital detectives unearth fragile evidence, and they sift through mind-boggling amounts of data to get to it. Deleted cell phone text messages, photos hidden in strings of numeric code, logs of Web addresses. All could provide breakthroughs in a criminal investigation. Potential gold mines, but one wrong move could blow the case...

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Lenovo Equips ThinkPad Notebooks With Disk Encryption

Monday, October 23, 2006 (17:31:53)
Lenovo announced this week that it is arming its ThinkPad notebooks with the ability to fully encrypt the hard drive to bolster security. Lenovo's latest technology move links fingerprint identity to the active directory. The fingerprint swipe recognizes 30 data points of identity to authorize access to the encrypted data. Lenovo is partnering with Utimaco to provide the software encryption capability...

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New center to help Kentucky police in crimes involving computers

Sunday, October 22, 2006 (18:59:50)
A new digital forensics center opened Thursday in Louisville, a move Kentucky law enforcement said will help them catch and prosecute criminals. The Kentucky Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory will serve as a central place for law enforcement officers to seek help in crimes involving computers and other technology used to store or hide information, said Tracy Reinhold, the FBI's special agent in charge for Kentucky...

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E-discovery Sanctions are Turning Unforgiving

Friday, October 20, 2006 (22:10:14)
As e-discovery becomes the most common method to collect evidence, court sanctions for evidence tampering get unforgiving. In a recent decision, a Massachusetts District court granted summary judgment for defendant and allowed defendant to recover costs and attorney fees when plaintiff deleted relevant evidence from his laptop...

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Making Computer Crime Sexy

Thursday, October 19, 2006 (18:10:09)
This year in the movie "Firewall," Harrison Ford made security engineers into heroes when he portrayed Jack Stanfield, a banking brainiac whose firewall system becomes a sticking point for a gang of ruthless baddies. Ford gets told to transfer $100 million into a crook’s account–or his family gets it. Of course, Harrison manages to save the bank–and the day–but a larger question looms: can computer crimes be sexy?

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Technalign Releases Linux Based Computer Forensics Systems

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 (17:45:00)
Technalign announced the new release of Frontier Forensics SECS (Secured Evidence Collection System). The new tool replaces Version XI and continues to use MEPIS Linux as the operating system base. The new SECS product will be available via Forensic Computers as well as selected Technalign Partners. "We are helping law enforcement and corporate security teams to collect evidence correctly and transfer knowledge between all groups, thus helping secure convictions," states Jim Raubach, Owner/Founder of Forensic Computers. Forensic Computers will be including SECS with a variety of current and future systems...

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New version of libewf released

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 (02:25:07)
A new version of libewf has been made available, with better error handling. There is basic EWF-L01 (logical evidence file) support in there, but L01 file support has been disabled because it is still experimental. The library contains no interface for extracting the logical file data yet. The documentation was updated with info on the EWF-L01 format. New features like byte conversion have been added to the ewfacquire tool. It's now possible swap byte pairs of the media data (from AB to BA) (use this for big to little endian conversion and vice versa)

Check the project site: https://www.uitwisselplatform.nl/projects/libewf/

Purdue Researchers Receive Funding For Digital Forensics

Monday, October 16, 2006 (18:06:44)
Two professors in Purdue University's College of Technology who research digital forensics recently received grants to fund projects that will make it easier for law enforcement officials to gather and evaluate potentially illegal pictures, documents or information from computers, cell phones and other digital devices. Marcus Rogers, an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology, and Richard Mislan, an assistant professor in the department, received $440,000 from the National Institute of Justice for two projects: one that is currently being used and tested and another in the conceptual stage...

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Presenting digital evidence to court

Friday, October 13, 2006 (22:48:44)
When bringing an offence committed involving a digital device such as a computer before the criminal court system of England and Wales a strategy must be drawn up by the prosecution to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of the crime. This strategy is heavily dependent on the findings of the forensic examiner who has the immense responsibility of examining the exhibits for signs of evidence...

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