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‘Bible of Homicide Investigation’ Author Vernon Geberth on the Extensive 5th Edition

August 27, 2015 | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Packed with color illustrations of crime scenes and autopsies, the fifth edition is essentially a whole new book, including advancements in DNA and other technologies that were unthinkable 30 years ago.

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Austrian police on Thursday discovered the decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna.

Austria Finds 20, Maybe Up to 50, Migrants Dead in Truck

August 27, 2015 2:42 pm | by Ronald Zak, Associated Press | News | Comments

Austrian police on Thursday discovered the decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna.

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6 Watt LED Flood Light With Magnetic Base

August 27, 2015 12:23 pm | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases

Larson Electronics has added a 6 watt LED magnetically mounted flood light with a twelve foot cord to their line of products. The handheld light emitter produces illumination comparable to a 50 to 75 watt halogen light without the high heat, fragile construction, or high energy cost of incandescent lighting.

In mere seconds, a system developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can identify and characterize a solid or liquid sample.

Chemical Sampling Interface Features Simplicity, Speed

August 27, 2015 12:16 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

In mere seconds, a system developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can identify and characterize a solid or liquid sample.

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Belittled by the judge and jeered by spectators, James Holmes was sent to prison for the rest of his life, while the survivors of his murderous attack on a Colorado movie theater wondered aloud how they would spend the rest of their days.

Colorado Shooter Sentenced to Life Plus 3,318

August 27, 2015 11:52 am | by Sadie Gurman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Belittled by the judge and jeered by spectators, James Holmes was sent to prison for the rest of his life, while the survivors of his murderous attack on a Colorado movie theater wondered aloud how they would spend the rest of their days.

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When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news stories that asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any evidenc

Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site

August 27, 2015 11:27 am | by Annalee Newitz, Gizmodo | News | Comments

When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news stories that asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any evidence for such an enormous number. So I downloaded the data and analyzed it to find out how many actual women were using Ashley Madison, and who they were. 

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The Defense Department’s information technology arm has unveiled a guide for IT shops in the defense and military space planning a move to the cloud.

The US Military Gets a Guidebook to the Cloud

August 27, 2015 10:07 am | by Frank Konkel, Defense One | News | Comments

The Defense Department’s information technology arm has unveiled a guide for IT shops in the defense and military space planning a move to the cloud.  

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Recent high-profile child-porn arrests in Louisville and Indiana momentarily focus a spotlight on a crime that Kentucky police and courts have seen steadily grow — climbing over 10 years from 250 charges to 2,400 last year.

Child Porn Arrests Up in Kentucky as State Police Beefs Up Forces

August 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal | News | Comments

Recent high-profile child-porn arrests in Louisville and Indiana momentarily focus a spotlight on a crime that Kentucky police and courts have seen steadily grow — climbing over 10 years from 250 charges to 2,400 last year.

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The Dark Web's biggest marketplace for drugs seems to have learned a lesson from the downfall of the Silk Road: When cracks start to appear in your anonymity’s armor, it’s time to quit while you’re ahead — or, at least, retreat and regroup.

Agora, the Dark Web's Biggest Drug Market, is Going Offline

August 27, 2015 8:18 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | News | Comments

The Dark Web's biggest marketplace for drugs seems to have learned a lesson from the downfall of the Silk Road: When cracks start to appear in your anonymity’s armor, it’s time to quit while you’re ahead — or, at least, retreat and regroup.

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The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is requesting comments on a draft guide to help energy companies better control who has access to their networked resources, including buildings, equipment, information technology and industrial control syst

Draft Guide Can Help Energy Companies Reduce Cyber Risk

August 27, 2015 8:18 am | by NIST | News | Comments

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is requesting comments on a draft guide to help energy companies better control who has access to their networked resources, including buildings, equipment, information technology and industrial control systems. The center, part of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, works with IT developers and providers to help businesses reduce their cyber risk.

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In-flight security made quite a lot of headlines earlier this summer, but this time at unusual angle. Aviation has always been focused on safety and had remained the most secure industry that ever existed. However, the buzz was about another aspect of sec

Hacking an Aircraft: Is It Already Real?

August 27, 2015 8:17 am | by Ilja Shatilin | Blogs | Comments

In-flight security made quite a lot of headlines earlier this summer, but this time at unusual angle. Aviation has always been focused on safety and had remained the most secure industry that ever existed. However, the buzz was about another aspect of security — the one quite surprising for an average passenger and quite expected for an IT specialist.

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Ten years ago, psychiatrist Jeffrey Rouse was on a clear path toward academia. He spent most of his days hunkered down in a research lab, staring at MRI images of brains. Then Hurricane Katrina upended his world.

How Katrina Turned a Psychiatrist Into a Coroner

August 26, 2015 2:14 pm | by Katie Bishop and Anna Sale, The Atlantic | News | Comments

Ten years ago, psychiatrist Jeffrey Rouse was on a clear path toward academia. He spent most of his days hunkered down in a research lab, staring at MRI images of brains. Then Hurricane Katrina upended his world.

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The popular code repository website GitHub was hit by a cyberattack on Tuesday morning, just a few months after it suffered a massive and enduring distributed denial of service attack, which was linked to China.

GitHub Hit By DDoS Attack, Again

August 26, 2015 12:34 pm | by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Motherboard | News | Comments

The popular code repository website GitHub was hit by a cyber attack on Tuesday morning, just a few months after it suffered a massive and enduring distributed denial of service attack, which was linked to China.

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Last week, we saw the group behind a significant amount of Angler exploit kit (EK) switch to Neutrino EK. We didn't know if the change was permanent, and I also noted that criminal groups using EKs have quickly changed tactics in the past. This week, the

Actor That Tried Neutrino Exploit Kit Now Back to Angler

August 26, 2015 12:27 pm | by Brad Duncan | Blogs | Comments

Last week, we saw the group behind a significant amount of Angler exploit kit (EK) switch to Neutrino EK. We didn't know if the change was permanent, and I also noted that criminal groups using EKs have quickly changed tactics in the past. This week, the group is back to Angler EK.

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Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.

Ashley Madison Users in US Sue Cheating Website Over Breach

August 26, 2015 11:43 am | by Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.

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With Tor-based attacks on the rise, IBM says it's time to stop Tor in the enterprise.

IBM Advises Businesses to Block Tor

August 26, 2015 11:26 am | by Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading | News | Comments

With Tor-based attacks on the rise, IBM says it's time to stop Tor in the enterprise.

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