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Forging Forensic Science: Dr. Saul Kassin on Amanda Knox and the Truth Behind False Confessions

March 27, 2015 | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Articles | Comments

Dr. Saul Kassin relates confessions to “Hollywood productions” and thinks the infamous Amanda Knox case was just another “script that had to get followed.” As a psychology professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he’s seen it all – the uncanny confessions that describe minutiae from the motive to the grisly murder details to the denials that eventually follow.

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The United States is losing an information war to Russia, Islamic State and other rivals, says a new report that calls for a strengthening in U.S. counter-propaganda efforts and an overhaul of the government's international broadcasting arm.

US Losing 'Information War' to Russia, Others

March 27, 2015 12:00 pm | by Warren Strobel, Reuters | News | Comments

The United States is losing an information war to Russia, Islamic State and other rivals, says a new report that calls for a strengthening in U.S. counter-propaganda efforts and an overhaul of the government's international broadcasting arm.

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The military has had its hands full combating ISIS on the battlefield in both Iraq and Syria, attempting to use air power to push the group back from territorial gains. Aside from the difficulties of engaging in another gritty urban combat environment, wi

ISIS Proves Savvy in Social Media, Cyber Domain

March 27, 2015 11:52 am | by Mark Pomerleau, Defense Systems | News | Comments

The military has had its hands full combating ISIS on the battlefield in both Iraq and Syria, attempting to use air power to push the group back from territorial gains. Aside from the difficulties of engaging in another gritty urban combat environment, with the help of 60 nations participating in the U.S.-led coalition, ISIS has also proven themselves adept in the cyber realm – a scary prospect.

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The Web is a more dangerous place than most people may think. With more than one billion websites now living on the lnternet and over 100,000 websites created daily, the risk from vulnerable sites is multiplying. In fact, one-third of the most-trafficked

One in Every 3 Top Websites is Compromised and Dangerous

March 27, 2015 11:13 am | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | News | Comments

The Web is a more dangerous place than most people may think. With more than one billion websites now living on the lnternet and over 100,000 websites created daily, the risk from vulnerable sites is multiplying. In fact, one-third of the most-trafficked websites are risky, new research has revealed.

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Autopsies are scheduled on the bodies of two children found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home.

Autopsies Scheduled for Detroit Children Found in Freezer

March 27, 2015 10:45 am | News | Comments

Autopsies are scheduled on the bodies of two children found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home.

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In this article, I would like to show how an analysis is performed on the Beta Bot trojan to identify its characteristics. The Beta Bot trojan, classified as Troj/Neurevt-A, is a dangerous trojan.

Beta Bot Trojan

March 27, 2015 10:12 am | by Albert Fruz | Blogs | Comments

In this article, I would like to show how an analysis is performed on the Beta Bot trojan to identify its characteristics. The Beta Bot trojan, classified as Troj/Neurevt-A, is a dangerous trojan.

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U.S. flight regulations make it unlikely that a single jetliner pilot could barricade himself or herself inside the cockpit like French prosecutors say the Germanwings co-pilot did before crashing his airliner into the French Alps, a Massachusetts Institu

US Rules Make Chances of Cockpit Takeover Slim Says Expert

March 27, 2015 8:52 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. flight regulations make it unlikely that a single jetliner pilot could barricade himself or herself inside the cockpit like French prosecutors say the Germanwings co-pilot did before crashing his airliner into the French Alps, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology aviation analyst says.

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Explosion Proof LED Light

March 27, 2015 8:31 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 150 watt explosion proof LED light fixture mounted on an adjustable scaffold bracket. The 150 watt LED light head produces 13,000 lumens of light and is attached to an aluminum rail/ladder mount bracket that allows operators to easily mount this unit to ladders, handrails, catwalks, and other similar structures. ...

A collaboration between NIST scientists and colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory has resulted in a new kind of sensor that can be used to investigate the telltale isotopic composition of plutonium samples – a critical measurement for nuclear non-p

Getting a Critical Edge on Plutonium Identification

March 27, 2015 8:27 am | by NIST | News | Comments

A collaboration between NIST scientists and colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory has resulted in a new kind of sensor that can be used to investigate the telltale isotopic composition of plutonium samples – a critical measurement for nuclear non-proliferation efforts and related forensics, as well as environmental monitoring, medical assays, and industrial safety.

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Mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. Using high-level number theory and cryptography, the researchers reworked an infamous old cipher called the knapsack code to create

Mathematicians Redesign Encrytion Code to Thwart Cyber Attacks

March 27, 2015 8:27 am | by Rebecca Phillips, Washington State University | News | Comments

Mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. Using high-level number theory and cryptography, the researchers reworked an infamous old cipher called the knapsack code to create an online security system better prepared for future demands.

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Security Measures Questioned after Co-pilot 'Intentionally' Downed Germanwings Jetliner

March 26, 2015 1:22 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Articles | Comments

Strict aviation regulations, created after the events of 9/11, focused on securing the cockpit by requiring fortified cockpit doors that can withstand the blast from a hand grenade, and escape exits that can only be accessed from the inside, CNN reports. But, this latest tragedy has some asking: what's the use of an armored cockpit, if the pilot can be locked out of it?

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They call him "The Black Cloud." Acting Sgt. Marc Levesque earned the nickname early in his career as a forensic identification officer after he investigated a different death for 28 consecutive shifts.

Inside the Ottawa Police Forensics Lab

March 26, 2015 1:13 pm | by Judy Trinh, CBC News | News | Comments

They call him "The Black Cloud." Acting Sgt. Marc Levesque earned the nickname early in his career as a forensic identification officer after he investigated a different death for 28 consecutive shifts.

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After having "rediscovered" the usefulness of MS Office macros, malware peddlers have been ramping up email spam runs delivering documents that request users to enable them.

Macro-Based Malware Continues to Gain Traction

March 26, 2015 12:30 pm | by Zeljka Zorn, Help Net Security | News | Comments

After having "rediscovered" the usefulness of MS Office macros, malware peddlers have been ramping up email spam runs delivering documents that request users to enable them. 

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Pipette Tip Racks

March 26, 2015 11:46 am | by METTLER TOLEDO | METTLER TOLEDO | Product Releases | Comments

A revolutionary new concept in pipette tip racks, Rainin TerraRacks by METTLER TOLEDO are more than 50 percent lighter than conventional racks, yet don't compromise on strength and are completely recyclable.

The family of a Tulsa man who shot himself Saturday night in Keystone, Colorado is blaming his suicide on his ingestion of edible marijuana candies.

Marijuana Edibles Blamed for Colorado Death

March 26, 2015 11:38 am | by Brian Maass, CBS Denver | News | Comments

The family of a Tulsa man who shot himself Saturday night in Keystone, Colorado is blaming his suicide on his ingestion of edible marijuana candies.

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Researchers have discovered a new method to breach air-gapped computer systems called “BitWhisper” which enables two-way communications between adjacent, unconnected PC computers using heat.

BitWhisper Puts the Heat on Air-Gapped Computers

March 26, 2015 10:42 am | by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a new method to breach air-gapped computer systems called “BitWhisper” which enables two-way communications between adjacent, unconnected PC computers using heat.

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