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Locating Evidence to Cast

February 27, 2015 | Articles | Comments

Before you can do any casting, you need to find the evidence. When you arrive at a crime scene, stop and observe before you jump in. Think about how the suspect might have moved through the scene.

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Edmond Locard wasn’t just an artist, a lawyer, a violin virtuoso, a botanist, a linguist and medical doctor. He was also the founder of modern forensic science.

The Godfather of CSI: How Forensics Changed Crime-Solving

February 27, 2015 2:39 pm | by Nico Hines, The Daily Beast | News | Comments

Edmond Locard wasn’t just an artist, a lawyer, a violin virtuoso, a botanist, a linguist and medical doctor. He was also the founder of modern forensic science.

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A senior US official has admitted that the first ever destructive cyber attack on an American firm by a nation state last year was carried out by Iranian operatives against the Las Vegas Sands casino group.

Iran Blamed for Destructive Cyber Blitz on Sands Casino

February 27, 2015 1:57 pm | News | Comments

A senior US official has admitted that the first ever destructive cyber attack on an American firm by a nation state last year was carried out by Iranian operatives against the Las Vegas Sands casino group.

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Recently, attackers allegedly associated with the fame-seeking group Lizard Squad briefly hijacked Google’s Vietnam domain (google.com.vn). On Wednesday, Lenovo.com was similarly attacked. Sources now tell KrebsOnSecurity that both hijacks were possible b

Webnic Registrar Blamed for Hijack of Lenovo, Google Domains

February 27, 2015 9:05 am | by Brian Krebs | Blogs | Comments

Recently, attackers allegedly associated with the fame-seeking group Lizard Squad briefly hijacked Google’s Vietnam domain (google.com.vn). On Wednesday, Lenovo.com was similarly attacked. Sources now tell KrebsOnSecurity that both hijacks were possible because the attackers seized control over Webnic.cc, the Malaysian registrar that serves both domains and 600,000 others.  

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Abalonase is a purified enzymatic formula that has been designed to quickly hydrolyze conjugated drug metabolites in human samples within minutes. The solution helps laboratories achieve higher and faster recoveries, increase throughput, reduce sample pre

Purified Enzymatic Formula

February 27, 2015 8:27 am | by Ango | Product Releases | Comments

Abalonase is a purified enzymatic formula that has been designed to quickly hydrolyze conjugated drug metabolites in human samples within minutes. The solution helps laboratories achieve higher and faster recoveries, increase throughput, reduce sample preparation times, get cleaner results and protect their columns and equipment.

Hackers have been stealing the secret algorithms and tactics used by hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, according to two security companies.

Hackers Steal Trading Algorithms

February 27, 2015 8:23 am | by Mathew J. Schwartz, Gov Info Security | News | Comments

Hackers have been stealing the secret algorithms and tactics used by hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, according to two security companies.

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Shell Casings Link Hernandez to Crime Scene

February 26, 2015 2:40 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | News | Comments

A shell casing found in a car rented by ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and at the scene of a killing near his home were fired from the same weapon, a state police sergeant testified at trial, according to the Associated Press.  

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An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detective turns to crownfunding after a crime lab mistake.

Detective Off Case After Crowdfunding Plea for DNA Test - Update

February 26, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jill Disis, Indy Star | News | Comments

An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detective turns to crowdfunding after a crime lab mistake.

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In his most extensive comments on the JonBenet Ramsey case, the former Colorado police chief who led the investigation into the high-profile 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen acknowledged online that officers botched the initial handling of the

Ex-Police Chief: JonBenet Ramsey Crime Scene was Mishandled

February 26, 2015 10:21 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

In his most extensive comments on the JonBenet Ramsey case, the former Colorado police chief who led the investigation into the high-profile 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen acknowledged online that officers botched the initial handling of the crime scene.

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Forensic scientists have been an integral part of the judicial process for more than a century. Unfortunately, most forms of forensic evidence other than DNA have lacked scientific foundations.

Using Faulty Forensic Science, Courts Fail the Innocent

February 26, 2015 9:57 am | by Karen Kafadar and Anne-Marie Mazza, Inside Science | News | Comments

Forensic scientists have been an integral part of the judicial process for more than a century. Unfortunately, most forms of forensic evidence other than DNA have lacked scientific foundations.

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I can honestly say that the most common question I am asked by examiners, investigators, students and even my neighbors is, "which phone is the most secure?" Some want to secure their own device, and others, like myself, want to prove everyone in DFIR wro

Has the smartphone finally outsmarted us?

February 26, 2015 8:20 am | by eather Mahalik | Blogs | Comments

I can honestly say that the most common question I am asked by examiners, investigators, students and even my neighbors is, "which phone is the most secure?" Some want to secure their own device, and others, like myself, want to prove everyone in DFIR wrong by cracking into the toughest and most secure devices.  

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Belkasoft has entered a strategic partnership with Passware, a leading provider of password recovery and e-Discovery software for Federal and State agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, law enforcement, military organizations, help desk personnel, business

Belkasoft Partners With Passware

February 26, 2015 8:20 am | Belkasoft, Passware, Inc. | News | Comments

Belkasoft has entered a strategic partnership with Passware, a leading provider of password recovery and e-Discovery software for Federal and State agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, law enforcement, military organizations, help desk personnel, business and private consumers. 

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HEMCO CleanAire II Ductless Hoods available in 24”, 30”, 35”, and 47” models. They are designed to meet DH I requirements as defined by SEFA 9. Features a built-in carbon filtration system to adsorb non-toxic fumes and odors. The hood is equipped with an

Ductless Hoods

February 26, 2015 8:19 am | High Tech Crime Institute Group | Product Releases | Comments

HEMCO CleanAire II Ductless Hoods available in 24”, 30”, 35”, and 47” models. They are designed to meet DH I requirements as defined by SEFA 9. Features a built-in carbon filtration system to adsorb non-toxic fumes and odors. The hood is equipped with an integral blower, vapor proof light, fan and light switches. 

New York financial regulators are considering tougher cybersecurity requirements for banks to mandate more complex computer sign-ins and certifications from the contractors of their cyber defenses, the state's top regulator said.

NY Surveying Banks on Cybersecurity Defenses

February 26, 2015 8:18 am | by Michael Virtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York financial regulators are considering tougher cybersecurity requirements for banks to mandate more complex computer sign-ins and certifications from the contractors of their cyber defenses, the state's top regulator said.  

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A Dutch SIM-maker allegedly targeted by British and U.S. spying agencies says it believes there was a hacking operation, but it didn't result in a massive privacy leak.

Gemalto: Probe Into Spy Hack Finds No Massive Privacy Leak

February 25, 2015 2:54 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dutch SIM-maker allegedly targeted by British and U.S. spying agencies says it believes there was a hacking operation, but it didn't result in a massive privacy leak.

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As Houston officials trumpeted the completion of DNA testing on a three-decade backlog of sexual assault kits, they also acknowledged that while the DNA of some alleged rapists went untested, the suspects committed other sexual crimes.

While Some Rape Kits Sat Untested, Suspects Committed More Assaults

February 25, 2015 10:51 am | by Katherine Driessen, Houston Chronicle | News | Comments

As Houston officials trumpeted the completion of DNA testing on a three-decade backlog of sexual assault kits, they also acknowledged that while the DNA of some alleged rapists went untested, the suspects committed other sexual crimes.

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