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Grim Discovery of Deceased Migrants Poses a Familiar Problem

August 28, 2015 | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

When migrants flee one life for another, they’re taking a gamble on the future. But by leaving forms of identification behind, and by putting their lives in the hands of profit-driven smugglers, they are taking a risk – the biggest risk of all.

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Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents and at least one freedom of expression activist back to Iran.

Report Links Hacking Scheme to Iran

August 28, 2015 1:42 pm | by Bree Fowler, Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents and at least one freedom of expression activist back to Iran.

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Who should Ashley Madison blame for the theft of its information, former CEO Noel Biderman or Thadeus Zu?

Who to Blame, Ashley Madison?

August 28, 2015 1:15 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Who should Ashley Madison blame for the theft of it's information, former CEO Noel Biderman or Thadeus Zu?

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There is a lot to be said about understanding the scope of an incident - including how quickly you can understand the scope - and how that ultimately impacts containment. If you ask any tried and true incident responders, you’ll generally get two differen

Focus On Incident Response Fundamentals: Containment

August 28, 2015 11:54 am | by Sean Mason | Blogs | Comments

There is a lot to be said about understanding the scope of an incident - including how quickly you can understand the scope - and how that ultimately impacts containment. If you ask any tried and true incident responders, you’ll generally get two different answers based on their experience and environment.

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When cyber crime pops up in the news, it’s often accompanied by footage of dramatic raids, or grand press conferences held by law enforcement. This time, however, the National Crime Agency (NCA) — which is essentially the UK's version of the FBI — has tak

Six Lizard Squad Suspects Arrested, 50 More Given a Lecture

August 28, 2015 11:28 am | by Joseph Cox, Motherboard | News | Comments

When cyber crime pops up in the news, it’s often accompanied by footage of dramatic raids, or grand press conferences held by law enforcement. This time, however, the National Crime Agency (NCA) — which is essentially the UK's version of the FBI — has taken a different approach.

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A former intern at security firm FireEye has admitted in federal court that he designed a malicious software tool that allowed attackers to take control of other Android phones so they could spy on their owners.

Former Security Intern Admits Developing Super-Stealthy Android Spyware

August 28, 2015 10:57 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | News | Comments

A former intern at security firm FireEye has admitted in federal court that he designed a malicious software tool that allowed attackers to take control of other Android phones so they could spy on their owners.

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Accusing the Justice Department of stonewalling, media company Associated Press filed a suit Thursday against the FBI for failing to turn over information under the Freedom of Information Act about a criminal sting operation in which it created a bogus ne

Associated Press Sues After FBI Impersonates Journalist in Sting Operation

August 28, 2015 10:35 am | by Mary Ann Toman-Miller, Los Angeles Times | News | Comments

Accusing the Justice Department of stonewalling, media company Associated Press filed a suit Thursday against the FBI for failing to turn over information under the Freedom of Information Act about a criminal sting operation in which it created a bogus news story and impersonated an AP journalist.

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The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admits he fired the shot that killed a young San Francisco woman on an evening stroll with her father. The question remains whether he purposely aimed the gun at Kate Steinle, 32, or accide

Fatal Shot in San Francisco Pier Shooting Was Ricochet, Expert Testifies

August 28, 2015 10:12 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admits he fired the shot that killed a young San Francisco woman on an evening stroll with her father. The question remains whether he purposely aimed the gun at Kate Steinle, 32, or accidentally fired the weapon.

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In the Public Eye: An Interview with John Walsh

August 28, 2015 8:58 am | by Forensic Magazine | Videos | Comments

Recently, Forensic Magazine sat down with John Walsh, host and creator of "America's Most Wanted," about his new show on CNN called "The Hunt." Walsh said his team have already captured four dangerous fugitives--three are now deceased--and the second season is about to begin. 

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Open-Loop Filtration Glove Box

August 28, 2015 8:32 am | Terra Universal | Product Releases

Terra Universal introduces its open-loop filtration glove box, ideal for applications in cleanrooms or laboratories where both internal samples as well as the outside environment need clean, ULPA-filtered air.

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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