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3D-Printed Skulls Offer Hands-on Info into Cold Cases

October 5, 2015 | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Hospital CT scans produced images which are then downloaded to 3-D printers that utilize a material that is almost an exact analogue to the actual bone structure.

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Man Arrested in Freeway Shooting

October 5, 2015 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to state police, Hoffman admitted to shooting at another vehicle on Saturday morning on the Loop 101 Freeway in the northwest Phoenix suburb of Peoria. Detectives said they also found evidence directly linking him to the incident.


Improved Technology Aids Criminals in Brazen Cyber Attacks

October 5, 2015 1:58 pm | by Brian L. Huchel, Purdue University | News | Comments

Computer viruses and malware are obsolete scams for the latest wave of increasingly aggressive computer criminals, says a top cyber forensics expert at Purdue University.


Did New York State Police Scapegoat Its Crime Lab Scientists?

October 5, 2015 12:50 pm | by Brendan J. Lyons, The Times Union | News | Comments

Last December, a dozen State Police forensic scientists arriving for work instead learned they were under investigation for allegedly cheating on training exams. They were locked out of their computers and ordered to gather any personal belongings from their desks.


D.A. Agrees to Retry Man in 1991 Charlotte Rape Case

October 2, 2015 1:39 pm | by Joe Marusak, The Charlotte Observer | News | Comments

Prosecutors have agreed to retry a man who was sentenced to life in prison for a 1991 Charlotte rape but whose case was later shown to involve flawed testimony by an elite FBI forensic unit.


Partners in Sex Crimes: When Women Help Their Husbands

October 2, 2015 1:31 pm | by Mish Way, | News | Comments

In the early 1990s, when serial killer and sex criminal Karla Homolka received a mere 12-year prison sentence for the kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder of three teenage girls (including her own younger sister), her plea to guilt of manslaughter was instantly dubbed "the deal with the devil."


Concerns Grow Over DNA Evidence Errors in Texas

October 2, 2015 12:52 pm | by Haley Hernandez, 2 Houston | News | Comments

Since late 1999 scientists used a common formula to determine the likelihood that someone on trial would have the same genetic makeup as someone else and the FBI has flagged what it calls minor discrepancies.


Internet Of Things Hikes Security Risk

October 2, 2015 12:17 pm | by Reinhardt Krause, Investor's Business Daily | News | Comments

The Internet of Things and corporate supply chains could increase cybersecurity risks, says AT&T. The Internet of Things refers to wireless technology that connects industrial, medical, automotive and consumer devices to the Web.


7 Ways to Force Companies to Fix their Cybersecurity

October 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by S. E. Smith, The Kernel | News | Comments

Security failures are often viewed as a way of life by the public, but they don't have to be. If companies won't lock up their own henhouses from the fox, it's time to take a proactive role in creating reasons for building better security systems.


DFI News Integrates with Forensic News Daily

October 2, 2015 11:55 am | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Articles | Comments

Digital Forensic Investigators can now find trending news and exclusive articles on Forensic News Daily. The exceptional content you've become accustomed to in the DFI News Newsletter will be published in the Forensic News Daily that reaches forensic professionals with editorial coverage they can use.


Europol Embraces Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

October 2, 2015 11:20 am | by Luke Parker, Brave New Coin | News | Comments

In recognizing that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are increasingly being accepted at the government level as well as at businesses, the agency cited that its’ popularity has grown among cyber criminals. 


The World Needs an Arms-Control Treaty for Cybersecurity

October 2, 2015 11:14 am | by Joseph S. Nye Jr., The Washington Post | News | Comments

When President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed cyberweaponry rules of the road at their recent White House news conference, it represented a landmark for a new field.


Oregon Community College Latest Site of Mass Shooting, at Least 7 Dead

October 1, 2015 3:26 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A community college in Oregon was the site of the nation’s latest mass shooting this morning, with reports of seven to 10 dead and 20 or more wounded.


Bronze-Age Mummies Found in Britain

October 1, 2015 12:31 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Although Egyptian archaeology has unearthed the most well-known mummies over the centuries, the builders of the Pyramids were not the only civilization elaborately preserving their dead.


Concealed Guns and Crime Rates in Four States

October 1, 2015 12:23 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Articles | Comments

Gun control has long been a hot-button issue as state and federal law move to reflect the changing dynamics of gun ownership in America. A new study examined the relationship between concealed handgun licensing (CHL) legislation and crime rates to better understand if greater access to guns leads to more criminal activity.


'Murdered' German Woman Reappears After 31 Years

October 1, 2015 11:36 am | by Mark Banham, International Business Times | News | Comments

A German woman who vanished 31 years ago and had been registered as dead after a man confessed to her murder, has been found alive and well and living in Düsseldorf, Germany.



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