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New Clues, Few Leads: Is Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance Unsolvable?

July 31, 2015 | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Articles | Comments

Theories about the final resting place of James Riddle Hoffa hatched dozens of conspiracy theories as prolific and extraordinary as the man himself. But after 40 long years, investigators  believe the mystery is now almost unsolvable.  

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The small arthropods clinging to a piece of aircraft debris that washed ashore on an Indian Ocean island may provide valuable evidence in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane, one of the greatest aviation mysteries in history.

Barnacle Forensics May Unlock Clues in Missing Malaysian Plane

July 31, 2015 2:09 pm | by Alan Levin, Bloomberg | News | Comments

The small arthropods clinging to a piece of aircraft debris that washed ashore on an Indian Ocean island may provide valuable evidence in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane, one of the greatest aviation mysteries in history.

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The Verizon Data Breach Report has consistently said, over the years, passwords are a big part of breach compromises. Dr. Lori Cranor, and her team, at CMU has done extensive research on how to choose the best password policies verses usability. What abou

A Threat Intelligence Script for Qualitative Analysis of Passwords Artifacts

July 31, 2015 12:57 pm | by John Franolich | Blogs | Comments

The Verizon Data Breach Report has consistently said, over the years, passwords are a big part of breach compromises. Dr. Lori Cranor, and her team, at CMU has done extensive research on how to choose the best password policies verses usability. What about passwords leaked in the organization you are defending? 

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The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice showed, highlighting weaknesses in a flagship initiative to tackle growing cyber threats.

FBI Understaffed to Tackle Cyber Threats, Says Watchdog

July 31, 2015 12:34 pm | by Lindsay Dunsmuir, Reuters | News | Comments

The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice showed, highlighting weaknesses in a flagship initiative to tackle growing cyber threats.

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A recently disclosed vulnerability in Bind, the most widely used software for translating human-friendly domain names into IP addresses used by servers, makes it possible for lone-wolf attackers to bring down huge swaths of the Internet, a security resear

Major Flaw Could Let Lone-Wolf Hacker Bring Down Huge Swaths of Internet

July 31, 2015 10:10 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | News | Comments

A recently disclosed vulnerability in Bind, the most widely used software for translating human-friendly domain names into IP addresses used by servers, makes it possible for lone-wolf attackers to bring down huge swaths of the Internet, a security researcher has warned.

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Capt. James McColl and Capt. Justin Lanahan are cyber officers, part of the newly created 17-series Army branch. Both participated in a week-long "hackathon" in Arlington, Virginia, July 20-24, in support of continued development of "Plan X," a four-year,

New Army Cyber Officers Hack Improvements Into DARPA's 'Plan X'

July 31, 2015 9:55 am | by C. Todd Lopez, U.S. Army | News | Comments

Capt. James McColl and Capt. Justin Lanahan are cyber officers, part of the newly created 17-series Army branch. Both participated in a week-long "hackathon" in Arlington, Virginia, July 20-24, in support of continued development of "Plan X," a four-year, $120-million program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.

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Strange Remains: The Scalping of Jane McCrea

July 31, 2015 8:31 am | by Dolly Stolze | Articles | Comments

According to a letter written by General Gates to General Burgoyne, the American Indian scouts attacked other villagers in the area then grabbed Sara. But a conflicting version of events recorded that Jane was accidentally shot by American soldiers.

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Mini Generator Powered LED Light Tower

July 31, 2015 8:29 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases

Larson Electronics has released a mini LED light tower featuring two 400 watt LED lamp heads, a 3,000VA generator for operation, and an adjustable tower built on a wheeled frame for portability. 

Debris Washed Up Near Madagascar Possibly From Missing Malaysian Airliner

July 30, 2015 3:13 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Debris that washed up on an isolated island in the Indian Ocean could be the first trace of vanished flight MH370, which completely disappeared some 16 months ago, touching off one of the biggest forensic investigations in history.

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Fixing Forensic Science: A Conversation with Kathy Reichs

July 30, 2015 2:20 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Articles | Comments

Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs was measured and precise chatting about her life as a New York Times best-selling author, but when she talked about forensic science, Dr. Reichs was like an open book.

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Highly advanced criminal investigation methods used by Japanese police departments are gradually taking hold in Thailand, largely thanks to instruction given over a period of about 20 years to Thai police by a former crime scene investigator of the Metrop

Former Japanese Police Officer Teaches Forensics in Thailand

July 30, 2015 12:03 pm | by The Japan Times | News | Comments

Highly advanced criminal investigation methods used by Japanese police departments are gradually taking hold in Thailand, largely thanks to instruction given over a period of about 20 years to Thai police by a former crime scene investigator of the Metropolitan Police Department.

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Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills. That's the core finding of a potentially influential new ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which considered the question of how much police should rely

US Court Says Drug-Sniffing Dog Fails the Smell Test

July 30, 2015 11:05 am | by Michael Tarm, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills. That's the core finding of a potentially influential new ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which considered the question of how much police should rely on their K-9 partners to justify searches when a dog's own competence, as in Lex's case, is itself suspect.

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Three Foot LED Drop Light

July 30, 2015 10:45 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics has revealed a new design for their three foot 14 watt LED drop light equipped with a fifty foot cord terminated in an optional cord cap. 

A recently discovered Russian cyber espionage operation camouflages its nefarious activity by employing a combination of legitimate services such as Twitter, Github, and cloud storage - often pilfering information during a victim organization's work day.

Can't Touch Russian 'Hammertoss'

July 30, 2015 10:14 am | by Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading | News | Comments

A recently discovered Russian cyber espionage operation camouflages its nefarious activity by employing a combination of legitimate services such as Twitter, Github, and cloud storage - often pilfering information during a victim organization's work day.

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Because there's technology out there that can measure our typing characteristics, on the scale of millisecond-long delays and key presses, and use the data to profile us with such a high degree of accuracy that - Tor or no Tor - you won't stay anonymous w

Websites Can Track Us by the Way We Type

July 30, 2015 9:57 am | by Lisa Vaas | Blogs | Comments

Because there's technology out there that can measure our typing characteristics, on the scale of millisecond-long delays and key presses, and use the data to profile us with such a high degree of accuracy that - Tor or no Tor - you won't stay anonymous when browsing online.

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The prices for stolen payment card data and other cybercrime products and services on Russian underground forums continue to fall. But such marketplaces are thriving more than ever, in part, because they help attackers quickly and affordably organize thei

Why Russian Cybercrime Markets are Thriving

July 30, 2015 9:43 am | by Mathew J. Schwartz, Gov Info Security | News | Comments

The prices for stolen payment card data and other cybercrime products and services on Russian underground forums continue to fall. But such marketplaces are thriving more than ever, in part, because they help attackers quickly and affordably organize their efforts.

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