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The rise of anti-forensics

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 (17:01:38)
Forensic investigations start at the end. Think of it: You wouldn’t start using science and technology to establish facts (that’s the dictionary definition of forensics) unless you had some reason to establish facts in the first place. But by that time, the crime has already happened. So while requisite, forensics is ultimately unrewarding. Now, easy to use anti-forensic tools make all data suspect, threatening to render computer investigations cost-prohibitive and legally irrelevant...

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CSI Dublin: Cyber-criminals watch out

Friday, August 03, 2007 (14:09:36)
Digital forensics is changing the way crimes are investigated and it’s also being used by businesses looking to clamp down on unpleasant or illegal staff behaviour. Detective sergeant John Finan admits to watching the occasional episode of CSI and what amazes him most is how the producers can telescope months of painstaking forensic investigation into an hour of television. He knows how it really happens; as part of the Garda Computer Crime Investigation Unit, he has seen how digital evidence taken from PCs, servers, disks and mobile phones is a growing part of law enforcement...

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Federal Prosecutor: Cybercrime Is Funding Organized Crime

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 (20:36:48)
For months now, the feds have said organized crime was moving into the realm of cybercrime, using hackers to run scams and break into systems. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Erez Liebermann, chief of the computer hacking and intellectual property section in New Jersey's U.S. Attorney's Office, says cybercrime has been so profitable for organized crime that they're now using it to fund the rest of their underground operations...

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To a new kind of sleuth, phones leave a rich trail

Monday, July 23, 2007 (13:17:24)
Dale Hanson patrolled Minneapolis' North Side before his policing career took a major turn off the streets and he became the department's first full-time computer forensic specialist in June 2005. The job quickly morphed into the relatively unknown territory of cell phone investigation...

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Thailand's anti-computer crime law takes effect

Friday, July 20, 2007 (13:10:27)
Information and Communications Technology Minister Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom said the law, implemented for the first time on Wednesday, to counter cyber crimes, will not affect the public's use of computers or Internet services and was only designed to combat crimes involving national security, lese majeste, medical and pornography offenses. The ICT minister said the new law will by no means violate individual freedom to surf cyberspace or deny normal public access to Internet and E-mail services...

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Vista makes computer search easier...for the law

Monday, July 16, 2007 (15:45:59)
An American Bar Journal eColumn article brings us relevant revelations about Vista’s improved ability to provide evidence for court. Innovations within Vista apparently make it far easier to find evidence on PCs. Chief among those are Shadow Copy, Transactional NTFS and Instant Search...

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The fight against net crime

Saturday, July 14, 2007 (22:44:56)
Gathering intelligence and performing arrests requires law enforcement experience, but gathering further evidence from computers, hard drives and other electronic devices requires specialist computer forensic skills. When forensic teams arrive at a physical crime scene their goal is to not disturb the scene and record the evidence as faithfully as possible. The same is true when it comes to computer forensics...

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Do-It-Yourself Forensics

Thursday, July 12, 2007 (15:31:44)
All over America, vendors stand ready to solve the e-discovery problems of big, rich companies. But here's the rub: Most American businesses are small companies that use computers -- and along with individual litigants, they're bound by the same preservation obligations as the Fortune 500, including occasionally needing to preserve forensically significant information on computer hard drives. But what if there's simply no money to hire an expert, or your client insists that its own IT people must do the job?

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DFRWS 2007 - Demo/Poster submissions

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 (22:23:21)
From Wietse on the DFSci list:

"As the DFRWS 2007 conference is approaching, you can still register as a participant. Please see details at http://www.dfrws.org/2007/ If you have a new tool that you would like to demo or a poster that you would like to present during a special session at DFRWS, then please send e-mail to [email protected] A one paragraph summary will be sufficient. Please keep in mind that the goal of the tool demos and posters is to introduce new technologies to the conference attendees. We are looking for technical discussions, not sales pitches."
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Electronic evidence guidance released to UK police

Monday, July 09, 2007 (16:39:32)
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has released a new guide to collecting electronic evidence. The Good Practice Guide for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence has been revised by experts to reflect recent developments in computer forensic investigation techniques...

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