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The Search for Lincoln's DNA

April 17, 2015 | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Articles | Comments

Scientists will compare any DNA found on the bed sheet to future tests of blood samples from verified Lincoln artifacts, which would determine, once and for all, if the bed sheet was present at one of the most seminal moments in American history.

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Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use.

Colorado Law Enforcement Switches Message to Safe Pot Use

April 17, 2015 3:14 pm | by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use.

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The forensic science research and development (R&D) conducted decades ago is having an impact in crime laboratories today. In crime labs across the U.S., scientists are being armed with increasingly sophisticated technologies to help bring criminals to ju

Impact of Forensic Science Research & Development

April 17, 2015 2:35 pm | by NIJ | News | Comments

The forensic science research and development (R&D) conducted decades ago is having an impact in crime laboratories today. In crime labs across the U.S., scientists are being armed with increasingly sophisticated technologies to help bring criminals to justice and protect the innocent.

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The roles of the DNA analysts at the Greenville lab are not as glamorous as the fictional characters seen on television, but the analysts are instrumental in solving crimes in the Upstate ranging from burglaries to sexual assaults to homicides.

DNA Lab Lets the Science Talk in Criminal Cases

April 17, 2015 1:48 pm | by Romando Dixson, Greenville Online | News | Comments

The roles of the DNA analysts at the Greenville lab in South Carolina are not as glamorous as the fictional characters seen on television, but the analysts are instrumental in solving crimes in the Upstate ranging from burglaries to sexual assaults to homicides.

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IBM is making a move to open up more than two decades worth of cyber-threat intelligence via a new data-sharing exchange that is modeled off of social networking.

IBM Launches Open Threat Intelligence Platform

April 17, 2015 1:04 pm | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | News | Comments

IBM is making a move to open up more than two decades worth of cyber-threat intelligence via a new data-sharing exchange that is modeled off of social networking.

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Cellebrite provided its Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) units to the INTERPOL Digital Crime Centre (IDCC), to assist in retrieving evidence for the prosecution of suspects involved in a global online ‘sextortion’ scam.

Mobile Forensic Tool Accesses Key Evidence for Global 'Sextortion' Case

April 17, 2015 12:52 pm | by Cellebrite | News | Comments

Cellebrite provided its Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) units to the INTERPOL Digital Crime Centre (IDCC), to assist in retrieving evidence for the prosecution of suspects involved in a global online ‘sextortion’ scam.

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Like a corporation that doesn't like government intrusion, the Iranian government   seems to to be turning from aggression within regulated industry to a new warfare   technology that has fewer restrictions.

Iran Turning to Unregulated Cyber Attacks

April 17, 2015 12:30 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Like a corporation that doesn't like government intrusion, the Iranian government seems to to be turning from aggression within regulated industry to a new warfare technology that has fewer restrictions.

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Hackers have for years bought and sold their secrets in a de facto gray market for zero-day exploits—intrusion techniques for which no software patch exists. Now a new marketplace hopes to formalize that digital arms trade in a setting where it could flou

New Dark-Web Market is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

April 17, 2015 12:04 pm | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | News | Comments

Hackers have for years bought and sold their secrets in a de facto gray market for zero-day exploits—intrusion techniques for which no software patch exists. Now a new marketplace hopes to formalize that digital arms trade in a setting where it could flourish: under the cover of the Dark Web’s anonymity protections.

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The US government released a report yesterday warning of security threats facing modern aircraft, leading to stories from major publications claiming in-flght Wi-Fi could be hacked to take control of a passenger plane. But according a qualified pilot and

Pilot: US Government Claims Of Plane Wi-Fi Hacking Wrong And Irresponsible

April 17, 2015 8:46 am | News | Comments

The US government released a report yesterday warning of security threats facing modern aircraft, leading to stories from major publications claiming in-flght Wi-Fi could be hacked to take control of a passenger plane. But according a qualified pilot and professor of digital forensics, the report contained much erroneous information.

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Like something out of CSI or Bones, researchers at Arizona State University are working to solve the mysteries of unidentified human remains — and just as on those TV shows, science plays a key role.

Isotopes Unlock Clues in Unidentified Human Remains

April 16, 2015 2:59 pm | by Arizona State university | News | Comments

Like something out of CSI or Bones, researchers at Arizona State University are working to solve the mysteries of unidentified human remains — and just as on those TV shows, science plays a key role.

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Twenty nuclear forensics students and faculty from Prairie View A&M University visited the Texas A&M University campus as part of the Nuclear Forensics for Minority Serving Institutions program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Domes

Prairie View A&M Students Visit Texas A&M as Part of DHS Nuclear Forensics Program

April 16, 2015 2:40 pm | by Kelley Ragusa, Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Twenty nuclear forensics students and faculty from Prairie View A&M University visited the Texas A&M University campus as part of the Nuclear Forensics for Minority Serving Institutions program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Army have almost certainly been buying questionable remote access hacking tools for years from an Italian company called Hacking Team, via an obscure American reseller called Cicom USA.

DEA, US Army Has Been Buying Hacking Tools

April 16, 2015 1:03 pm | by Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica | News | Comments

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Army have almost certainly been buying questionable remote access hacking tools for years from an Italian company called Hacking Team, via an obscure American reseller called Cicom USA.

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Still No Arrests for DC Boy Struck by Stray Bullet

April 16, 2015 12:28 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Articles | Comments

Lawyers for the boy's family claimed delays in ballistics processing at the DC Department of Forensic Science (DFS) have hampered the investigation. “There have been no arrests in the case and delays in processing the evidence have only exacerbated the search for justice."

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The Pentagon will miss its own 2016 deadline to create cybersecurity teams to defend critical computer networks from hacking and they won’t be fully operational until 2018, a senior Defense Department official said.

US Military Anti-Hacking Force Won't be Ready Until 2018

April 16, 2015 12:07 pm | by Chris Strohm, Bloomberg | News | Comments

The Pentagon will miss its own 2016 deadline to create cybersecurity teams to defend critical computer networks from hacking and they won’t be fully operational until 2018, a senior Defense Department official said.

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Seven years after the Federal Aviation Administration first warned Boeing that its new Dreamliner aircraft had a Wi-Fi design that made it vulnerable to hacking, a new government report suggests the passenger jets might still be vulnerable.

Hackers Could Commandeer New Planes Through Passenger Wi-Fi

April 16, 2015 11:45 am | by Kim Zetter, Wired | News | Comments

Seven years after the Federal Aviation Administration first warned Boeing that its new Dreamliner aircraft had a Wi-Fi design that made it vulnerable to hacking, a new government report suggests the passenger jets might still be vulnerable.

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A new research institute has been awarded a significant grant from the Natural Environment Research Council to explore how techniques for documenting ancient footprints can help forensic scientists understand modern-day crime scenes.

Ancient Footprints Can Help to Understand Modern-Day Crime Scenes

April 16, 2015 11:23 am | by Bournemouth University | News | Comments

A new research institute has been awarded a significant grant from the Natural Environment Research Council to explore how techniques for documenting ancient footprints can help forensic scientists understand modern-day crime scenes.

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