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In his most extensive comments on the JonBenet Ramsey case, the former Colorado police chief who led the investigation into the high-profile 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen acknowledged online that officers botched the initial handling of the

Ex-Police Chief: JonBenet Ramsey Crime Scene was Mishandled

February 26, 2015 | by Associated Press | Comments

In his most extensive comments on the JonBenet Ramsey case, the former Colorado police chief who led the investigation into the high-profile 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen acknowledged online that officers botched the initial handling of the crime scene.

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A team of computer scientists have devised as way to lift the veil of anonymity protecting cyber criminals by turning their malicious code against them.

Dusting for Cyber Fingerprints: Coding Style Identifies Anonymous Programmers

February 26, 2015 3:39 pm | by Rachel Greenstadt, Drexel University | Comments

A team of computer scientists have devised as way to lift the veil of anonymity protecting cyber criminals by turning their malicious code against them.

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Hackers have been stealing the secret algorithms and tactics used by hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, according to two security companies.

Hackers Steal Trading Algorithms

February 26, 2015 3:12 pm | by Mathew J. Schwartz, Gov Info Security | Comments

Hackers have been stealing the secret algorithms and tactics used by hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, according to two security companies.

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Bioethicists, geneticists, attorneys and cops weigh the pros and cons of a radical new science.

Will 'DNA Phenotyping' Lead to Racial Profiling?

February 26, 2015 2:58 pm | by Lauren Kirchner, Pacific Standard Magazine | Comments

Bioethicists, geneticists, attorneys and cops weigh the pros and cons of a radical new science.

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Shell Casings Link Hernandez to Crime Scene

February 26, 2015 2:40 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

A shell casing found in a car rented by ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and at the scene of a killing near his home were fired from the same weapon, a state police sergeant testified at trial, according to the Associated Press.  

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An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detective turns to crownfunding after a crime lab mistake.

Crowdfunding Raises Money for DNA Testing in Cold Case

February 26, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jill Disis, Indy Star | Comments

An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detective turns to crownfunding after a crime lab mistake.

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Forensic scientists have been an integral part of the judicial process for more than a century. Unfortunately, most forms of forensic evidence other than DNA have lacked scientific foundations.

Using Faulty Forensic Science, Courts Fail the Innocent

February 26, 2015 9:57 am | by Karen Kafadar and Anne-Marie Mazza, Inside Science | Comments

Forensic scientists have been an integral part of the judicial process for more than a century. Unfortunately, most forms of forensic evidence other than DNA have lacked scientific foundations.

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Belkasoft has entered a strategic partnership with Passware, a leading provider of password recovery and e-Discovery software for Federal and State agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, law enforcement, military organizations, help desk personnel, business

Belkasoft Partners With Passware

February 26, 2015 8:20 am | Belkasoft, Passware, Inc. | Comments

Belkasoft has entered a strategic partnership with Passware, a leading provider of password recovery and e-Discovery software for Federal and State agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, law enforcement, military organizations, help desk personnel, business and private consumers. 

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New York financial regulators are considering tougher cybersecurity requirements for banks to mandate more complex computer sign-ins and certifications from the contractors of their cyber defenses, the state's top regulator said.

NY Surveying Banks on Cybersecurity Defenses

February 26, 2015 8:18 am | by Michael Virtanen, Associated Press | Comments

New York financial regulators are considering tougher cybersecurity requirements for banks to mandate more complex computer sign-ins and certifications from the contractors of their cyber defenses, the state's top regulator said.  

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A Dutch SIM-maker allegedly targeted by British and U.S. spying agencies says it believes there was a hacking operation, but it didn't result in a massive privacy leak.

Gemalto: Probe Into Spy Hack Finds No Massive Privacy Leak

February 25, 2015 2:54 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

A Dutch SIM-maker allegedly targeted by British and U.S. spying agencies says it believes there was a hacking operation, but it didn't result in a massive privacy leak.

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As Houston officials trumpeted the completion of DNA testing on a three-decade backlog of sexual assault kits, they also acknowledged that while the DNA of some alleged rapists went untested, the suspects committed other sexual crimes.

While Some Rape Kits Sat Untested, Suspects Committed More Assaults

February 25, 2015 10:51 am | by Katherine Driessen, Houston Chronicle | Comments

As Houston officials trumpeted the completion of DNA testing on a three-decade backlog of sexual assault kits, they also acknowledged that while the DNA of some alleged rapists went untested, the suspects committed other sexual crimes.

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A Michigan court decision recently rejected the appeal of Joseph Blackmer, the man charged with the 1981 rape of a 23-year-old married woman, four months pregnant. The case demonstrates how useful DNA technology can be in solving sexual assault cases, eve

The Saga of Rapist Joseph Blackmer's DNA

February 25, 2015 10:42 am | by Laura Berman, The Detroit News | Comments

A Michigan court decision recently rejected the appeal of Joseph Blackmer, the man charged with the 1981 rape of a 23-year-old married woman, four months pregnant. The case demonstrates how useful DNA technology can be in solving sexual assault cases, even years after the fact, as Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy readies her department to analyze DNA results from more than 8,000 cases now being tested in private and state labs.

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Brain imaging can already pull bits of information from the minds of willing volunteers in laboratories. What happens when police or lawyers want to use it to pry a key fact from the mind of an unwilling person?

Will You Need a Search Warrant for Someone's Brain?

February 25, 2015 10:26 am | by Carrie Peyton Dahlberg, Inside Science | Comments

Brain imaging can already pull bits of information from the minds of willing volunteers in laboratories. What happens when police or lawyers want to use it to pry a key fact from the mind of an unwilling person?

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Police in Europe say they've disrupted a botnet that has been serving up worldwide infections of the banking malware known as Ramnit.

Police Disrupt Banking Malware Botnet

February 25, 2015 10:17 am | by Mathew J. Schwartz, Gov Info Security | Comments

Police in Europe say they've disrupted a botnet that has been serving up worldwide infections of the banking malware known as Ramnit.

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A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.

Ex-Marine Convicted in 'Sniper' Trial Faces Life in Prison

February 25, 2015 10:07 am | by Jamie Stengle, Associated Press | Comments

A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.

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A trio of researchers from Microsoft and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have created Kizzle, a compiler for generating signatures for detecting exploit kits delivering JavaScript to browsers.

Researchers Create Automated Signature Compiler for Exploit Detection

February 25, 2015 9:07 am | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

A trio of researchers from Microsoft and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have created Kizzle, a compiler for generating signatures for detecting exploit kits delivering JavaScript to browsers.

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