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A drone that crash landed on White House grounds, flown by an unnamed and intoxicated, off-duty government surveillance employee, prompted President Obama to call for stricter regulations on all drones, and pressed the FAA to act on new commercial and con

Drone Rules Questioned after Drunken White House Crash

January 29, 2015 | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Articles | Comments

A drone that crash landed on White House grounds, flown by an unnamed and intoxicated, off-duty government surveillance employee, prompted President Obama to call for stricter regulations on all drones, and pressed the FAA to act on new commercial and consumer rules.

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The U.S. Army has released to open source an internal forensics analysis framework that the Army Research Lab has been using for some time.

Army Research Lab Releases Dshell Forensics Framework

January 30, 2015 11:50 am | by Dennis Fisher | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Army has released to open source an internal forensics analysis framework that the Army Research Lab has been using for some time.                               

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The sole federal judge on a commission appointed by President Obama to improve forensic science in the criminal justice system has resigned in protest, criticizing the U.S. Department of Justice for muzzling its work to benefit prosecutors.

US Judge Quits Commission to Protest DoJ Forensic Science Policy

January 30, 2015 11:37 am | by Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post | News | Comments

The sole federal judge on a commission appointed by President Obama to improve forensic science in the criminal justice system has resigned in protest, criticizing the U.S. Department of Justice for muzzling its work to benefit prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said he quit because the Justice Department barred it from recommending expansion of the exchange of pretrial information to include more evidence from forensic experts.

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Glass Refractive Index Measurements

January 30, 2015 8:22 am | by CRAIC Technologies | CRAIC Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

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With cyber attacks on the rise, information security has become one of the country’s   fastest growing fields, with a projected 10-year growth rate of 37 percent,   according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help address the critical shortage   of cy

Capella University Offers New Graduate Certificates in Digital Forensics and Network Defense

January 30, 2015 8:16 am | by Capella University | News | Comments

With cyber attacks on the rise, information security has become one of the country’s fastest growing fields, with a projected 10-year growth rate of 37 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help address the critical shortage of cybersecurity specialists, Capella University has launched two new graduate certificates in Digital Forensics and Network Defense.

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People accused of carrying out terrorist attacks don’t usually make it to courtroom. They either die in the aftermath of their attacks or they just plead guilty. Or, if it’s an international case, they’re held in an overseas prison and likely never heard

The Grisly Murder that Could Save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

January 30, 2015 8:15 am | by Susan Zalkind, Vocativ | News | Comments

People accused of carrying out terrorist attacks don’t usually make it to courtroom. They either die in the aftermath of their attacks or they just plead guilty. Or, if it’s an international case, they’re held in an overseas prison and likely never heard from again. That’s why when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev goes on trial for bombing the 2013 Boston Marathon, a lot of people are going to be paying attention.

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The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called back doors into hardware and software, according to a copy

New Tech Rules in China Upset Western Companies

January 29, 2015 10:28 am | by Paul Mozur, The New York Times | News | Comments

The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called back doors into hardware and software, according to a copy of the rules obtained by foreign technology companies that do billions of dollars’ worth of business in China.

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Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.

Crashed AirAsia Flight Flown by Co-pilot Say Investigators

January 29, 2015 10:10 am | by Nikiek Karmini, Associated Press | News | Comments

Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.                       

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The infamous Regin trojan is likely to have been developed by the NSA or one of its allies, after security experts found a number of similarities between it and code discovered amongst leaked Edward Snowden documents.

Regin was Work of Five Eyes Spooks, Analysis Reveals

January 29, 2015 9:41 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | News | Comments

The infamous Regin trojan is likely to have been developed by the NSA or one of its allies, after security experts found a number of similarities between it and code discovered amongst leaked Edward Snowden documents.         

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When operating outside of the law, you can't rely on the police to protect your   illegal enterprise from other criminals. The Silk Road marketplace founders likely   learned this lesson in 2012 and 2013, after paying thousands of dollars to cyber   extor

Hackers Extorted Thousands from Silk Road Operators

January 29, 2015 9:29 am | by Joab Jackson, Computerworld | News | Comments

When operating outside of the law, you can't rely on the police to protect your illegal enterprise from other criminals. The Silk Road marketplace founders likely learned this lesson in 2012 and 2013, after paying thousands of dollars to cyber extortionists.

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The CApture Portable Fuming System brings reproducibility and safety to field cyanoacrylate fuming. Its patented, collapsible design combines all the components needed for fuming in one compact system including: heater with microprocessor-control shatter-

Portable Fuming System

January 29, 2015 8:13 am | by Labconco Corporation | Labconco Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The CApture Portable Fuming System brings reproducibility and safety to field cyanoacrylate fuming. Its patented, collapsible design combines all the components needed for fuming in one compact system including: heater with microprocessor-control shatter-resistant and a clear fuming chamber, LCD display of heater temperature, and an exhaust blower with carbon filter.

According to a recent alert from the FBI, cyber thieves stole nearly $215 million from businesses in the last 14 months using a scam that starts when business executives or employees have their email accounts hijacked.

FBI: Businesses Lost $215M to Email Scams

January 29, 2015 8:11 am | by Brian Krebs | Blogs | Comments

According to a recent alert from the FBI, cyber thieves stole nearly $215 million from businesses in the last 14 months using a scam that starts when business executives or employees have their email accounts hijacked.         

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The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), which coordinates the development of standards and guidelines for the forensic science community under the auspices of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will hold its first se

NIST Forensic Science Standards Committees to Hold First Public Meetings

January 29, 2015 8:10 am | by NIST | News | Comments

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), which coordinates the development of standards and guidelines for the forensic science community under the auspices of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will hold its first set of public meetings in Orlando, Florida on February 16 and 17, 2015.

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Mexico Officially Declares Missing Students Dead

January 28, 2015 12:51 pm | by Randal C. Archibald, The New York Times | News | Comments

Four months after the abduction of 43 rural college students shook the nation and set off a political crisis, Mexico’s attorney general officially declared the students dead, saying confessions and forensic evidence supported the theory that their bodies were incinerated near a garbage dump.

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Who Is All Wet Now?

January 28, 2015 12:41 pm | by Vince McLeod, CIH | Articles | Comments

Maybe a refresher is due for all forensic laboratory personnel and CSI on the use of safety showers and eye wash stations. The ANSI Z358.1 standard is very detailed in terms of defining what is appropriate for safety showers and eye wash stations. In fact, OSHA uses this reference as a guide when inspecting facilities. So let’s review what is “recommended” for acceptable safety equipment.

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In a new study, researchers have examined how the sense of smell could aid victims in better identifying criminals of violent crime. Previously, using smell in forensics had been completely overlooked.

Olfactory 'Fingerprint' Provides 'Nosewitness' Testimony

January 28, 2015 12:36 pm | by Lecia Bushak, Medical Daily | News | Comments

In a new study, researchers have examined how the sense of smell could aid victims in better identifying criminals of violent crime. Previously, using smell in forensics had been completely overlooked.             

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