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Authorities say they have completed their analysis of more than 460 pieces of evidence in the case of a woman whose partial remains were found three years after her disappearance, possibly bringing defense attorneys a step closer to seeing how prosecutors

State Agency: Analysis of Evidence in Bobo Case Finished

January 23, 2015 | by Adrian Sainz, Associated Press | Comments

Authorities say they have completed their analysis of more than 460 pieces of evidence in the case of a woman whose partial remains were found three years after her disappearance, possibly bringing defense attorneys a step closer to seeing how prosecutors have linked their clients to her.

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As one of America's top forensic scientists, Mohammad Tahir uncovered evidence that helped jail boxer Mike Tyson for rape, convict serial killer John Wayne Gacy and clear doctor Sam Sheppard of murdering his wife.

US Forensic Expert Returns Home to Help Pakistan

January 26, 2015 11:06 am | by Katharine Houreld, Reuters | Comments

As one of America's top forensic scientists, Mohammad Tahir uncovered evidence that helped jail boxer Mike Tyson for rape, convict serial killer John Wayne Gacy and clear doctor Sam Sheppard of murdering his wife.           

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Richland College recently met the requirements for designation as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE), the only institution in Texas and one of only 10 institutions in the nation to earn this distinction.

Texas College Named a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence

January 26, 2015 10:47 am | by Richland College | Comments

Richland College recently met the requirements for designation as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE), the only institution in Texas and one of only 10 institutions in the nation to earn this distinction.

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NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is hosting a two-day training workshop for forensic examiners on recognizing and minimizing bias in forensic science.

Workshop on Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision-Making

January 26, 2015 10:35 am | by NIJ | Comments

NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is hosting a two-day training workshop for forensic examiners on recognizing and minimizing bias in forensic science. Cognitive experts will lead the workshop, providing examples from a variety of forensic domains, including DNA, fingerprinting and forensic anthropology.

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Texas Department of Public Safety labs are coping with an abundance of evidence testing submissions, an issue that mirrors a situation faced by federal agencies about 20 years ago.

Demand for DNA Testing Overwhelms DPS Labs

January 26, 2015 10:18 am | by Mollie Bryant, Amarillo Globe News | Comments

Texas Department of Public Safety labs are coping with an abundance of evidence testing submissions, an issue that mirrors a situation faced by federal agencies about 20 years ago.                   

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Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack.

Malaysia Air Site Hacked, Some Customer Data Appears Online

January 26, 2015 10:07 am | by Kelvin Chan, Associated Press | Comments

Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack.                      

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For the third time in less than six months, a North Carolina inmate was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction.

Man Wrongly Convicted 4 Decades Ago Freed from Prison

January 26, 2015 9:50 am | by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press | Comments

For the third time in less than six months, a North Carolina inmate was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction.                     

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Security researchers at anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab have released more information about two of the modules associated with the Regin malware, which many believe to be a surveillance tool designed to conduct espionage.

Regin Espionage Malware: A Closer Look

January 26, 2015 8:19 am | by Mathew J. Schwartz, Gov Info Security | Comments

Security researchers at anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab have released more information about two of the modules associated with the Regin malware, which many believe to be a surveillance tool designed to conduct espionage.       

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Arkansas Crime Laboratory officials and the Pulaski County coroner's office have removed about 30 bodies from a suburban Little Rock funeral home after its license was temporarily suspended by the state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

About 30 Bodies Removed from Suspended Arkansas Mortuary

January 23, 2015 1:24 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Arkansas Crime Laboratory officials and the Pulaski County coroner's office have removed about 30 bodies from a suburban Little Rock funeral home after its license was temporarily suspended by the state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

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Chinese online censorship body the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has hit back at claims made by activists this week that the authorities allowed a Man in the Middle (MITM) attack against Outlook users in the country.

China Hits Back at MITM Outlook Claims

January 23, 2015 12:51 pm | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Chinese online censorship body the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has hit back at claims made by activists this week that the authorities allowed a Man in the Middle (MITM) attack against Outlook users in the country.       

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Barrett Brown, who became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the 2011 Stratfor hack, will not go free as his supporters hoped. He was sentenced in Texas to five years and three months in prison.

Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor Hack

January 23, 2015 10:42 am | by Kim Zetter, Wired | Comments

Barrett Brown, who became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the 2011 Stratfor hack, will not go free as his supporters hoped. He was sentenced in Texas to five years and three months in prison.         

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Last week's arrest of a man alleged to help run the Silk Road 2.0 online drug bazaar   has touched off speculation he was identified using a controversial attack that for   six months last year systematically worked to deanonymize users of the Tor privacy

Did feds mount a sustained attack on Tor to decloak crime suspects?

January 23, 2015 8:13 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

Last week's arrest of a man alleged to help run the Silk Road 2.0 online drug bazaar has touched off speculation he was identified using a controversial attack that for six months last year systematically worked to deanonymize users of the Tor privacy service.

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A grant from the National Institute of Justice will help scientists delve deep into the world of mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, used to help solve crime in forensic investigations.

Mitochondrial DNA Research Could Bolster Forensic Investigations

January 22, 2015 11:43 am | by Penn State | Comments

A grant from the National Institute of Justice will help scientists delve deep into the world of mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, used to help solve crime in forensic investigations.                     

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A new study shows that other insects not normally associated with human corpses also   interact with dead bodies, which may provide more clues for forensic entomologists   in the future.

New Insects Revealed in Entomological Decomposition

January 22, 2015 11:26 am | by Entomological Society of America | Comments

Forensic entomologists rely on certain insects that are typically found on corpses. But a new study shows that other insects not normally associated with human corpses also interact with dead bodies, which may provide more clues for forensic entomologists in the future.

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The Korean Broadcasting System, similar to PBS in the U.S., decided to do a story on how forensic science really works and compare and contrast how it’s done in South Korea and the U.S. KBS chose the District of Columbia’s Department of Forensic Sciences

DC Department of Forensic Sciences to Appear on South Korean Television Show

January 22, 2015 9:28 am | by D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences | Comments

The Korean Broadcasting System, similar to PBS in the U.S., decided to do a story on how forensic science really works and compare and contrast how it’s done in South Korea and the U.S. KBS chose the District of Columbia’s Department of Forensic Sciences and its state-of-the-art Consolidated Forensic Laboratory to illustrate the process in America.

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A major new initiative to explore the growing area of cybersecurity and to examine the knock-on effects on society – legal, ethical and cultural – is to be established at Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen's University Belfast Leads Pioneering Research into Cybersecurity

January 22, 2015 9:13 am | by Queen's University Belfast | Comments

A major new initiative to explore the growing area of cybersecurity and to examine the knock-on effects on society – legal, ethical and cultural – is to be established at Queen’s University Belfast.               

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