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Full Conference Program Announced for 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference

July 7, 2015 | by Advantage Business Media | Comments

Advantage Business Media’s R&D Magazine, sponsor of the R&D 100 Awards, today announced the full conference agenda for the R&D 100 Technology Conference to be held November 12-13, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Man Arrested in July 4 Slaying on Metro Train

July 7, 2015 12:01 pm | by Peter Hermann, Faiz Siddiqui and Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post | Comments

Authorities suspect that the man charged with fatally stabbing a passenger during a daytime robbery aboard a Metro train Saturday may have been high on synthetic drugs.

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The recently detected cyber attacks at Pennsylvania State University may spell bad news for other colleges and universities, according to IT security experts. Hackers such as those that targeted Penn State don’t set their sights on individual institutions

Universities are a Playground for Hackers

July 7, 2015 11:29 am | by Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed | Comments

The recently detected cyber attacks at Pennsylvania State University may spell bad news for other colleges and universities, according to IT security experts. Hackers such as those that targeted Penn State don’t set their sights on individual institutions, but on entire industries.

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As part of their routine combat training, Army brigades will be more rigorously challenged to fight enemies in cyberspace.

Army Embeds Cyber Forces in Combat Training Drills

July 7, 2015 10:57 am | by Sandra I. Erwin, National Defense | Comments

As part of their routine combat training, Army brigades will be more rigorously challenged to fight enemies in cyberspace.

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The cyber attacker who stole 400GB in corporate data belonging to spyware firm Hacking Team has come forward.

Hacking Team Data Theft Culprit Exposed

July 7, 2015 10:01 am | by Charlie Osborne, ZDNet | Comments

The cyber attacker who stole 400GB in corporate data belonging to spyware firm Hacking Team has come forward.

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New Method Could Help Estimate Time of Death for a 10-Day-Old Corpse

July 6, 2015 12:51 pm | by Stefano Vanin, The Conversation | Comments

In forensic investigations, the time since death is known as the post-mortem interval. Forensic pathologists can use the physical and chemical transformations that occur in the body after the death in order to estimate it

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How Skulls Fracture Could Impact Child Abuse Cases

July 6, 2015 11:05 am | by Matt Mencarini, Lansing State Journal | Comments

What they found was that multiple skull fractures and fractures that aren't connected can come from a single impact. The greater the impact force the more fractures there were, and that the direction — or line of the actual fracture — pointed back to the location of impact.

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The FBI's updated Cyber Most Wanted List now includes 15 men (no women). The Bureau is still not offering monetary rewards for information leading to the arrests of five members of the People's Republic of China's People's Liberation Army who remain on th

FBI Offering $4.3M for Help Finding Cyber Most-Wanted

July 6, 2015 10:40 am | by Sara Peters, Dark Reading | Comments

The FBI's updated Cyber Most Wanted List now includes 15 men (no women). The Bureau is still not offering monetary rewards for information leading to the arrests of five members of the People's Republic of China's People's Liberation Army who remain on the list. However, they are offering bounties for most others, which add up to over $4.3 million.

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China on Monday downplayed an accusation by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that Beijing had tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America."

China Downplays Hillary Clinton Claim It Hacked US Information

July 6, 2015 9:55 am | by Reuters | Comments

China on Monday downplayed an accusation by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that Beijing had tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America."

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The Animal Farm, an espionage group believed to be part of a French intelligence agency, has added to its zoo of tools with Dino, a backdoor espionage Trojan that uses complex methods to execute commands in a stealthy fashion.

Animal Farm Adds Dino Trojan to Menagerie

July 6, 2015 9:27 am | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

The Animal Farm, an espionage group believed to be part of a French intelligence agency, has added to its zoo of tools with Dino, a backdoor espionage Trojan that uses complex methods to execute commands in a stealthy fashion.

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In June 2014, a Russian soldier  posted on a social-media site a photo of himself standing in front of a military convoy against a nondescript background of hills, fields and scattered houses. It probably never occurred to him that such an innocuous image

Digital Investigators Try to Disperse Fog of War in Ukraine

July 2, 2015 4:15 pm | by Dmitry Volchek, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty | Comments

In June 2014, a Russian soldier  posted on a social-media site a photo of himself standing in front of a military convoy against a nondescript background of hills, fields and scattered houses. It probably never occurred to him that such an innocuous image could become part of an increasingly detailed case being assembled in a bid to prove the Russian government has been lying when it denies militarily involvement in eastern Ukraine.

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Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago.

Police: No Evidence of Shooting at Washington Navy Yard

July 2, 2015 3:44 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor and Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | Comments

Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago.

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The U.S. Army is seeking to equip its cyber warriors with cutting-edge networking hardware, and it is going outside the traditional acquisitions system to do it.

US Army Seeks Leap-Ahead Cyber Defense Tech

July 2, 2015 3:26 pm | by Joe Gould, Defense News | Comments

The U.S. Army is seeking to equip its cyber warriors with cutting-edge networking hardware, and it is going outside the traditional acquisitions system to do it.

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A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University has announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration, currently im

Harvard Reveals It Had an IT Breach

July 2, 2015 2:37 pm | by Ingrid Lunden, Tech Crunch | Comments

A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University has announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration, currently impacting eight different schools and administrative organizations at the university.

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Recent estimates indicate that as many as 15 of every 100 incarcerated offenders where DNA was an element in their trial may be wrongfully convicted because of misused DNA evidence matching techniques. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability

Examining Ways to Reduce Error in Expert Forensic Testimony

July 2, 2015 12:27 pm | by Carolyn Wong, Eyal Aharoni, Gursel Rafig oglu Aliyev and Jacqueline Du Bois, NIJ | Comments

Recent estimates indicate that as many as 15 of every 100 incarcerated offenders where DNA was an element in their trial may be wrongfully convicted because of misused DNA evidence matching techniques. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of expert blinding and consensus feedback to improve the validity of expert testimony, specifically in the context of forensic science.

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Carl Mark Force, the head of a Baltimore-based team of law enforcement that investigated the Silk Road drug trafficking website, has pled guilty to extortion, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.

Corrupt Silk Road Investigator Pleads Guilty, Admits to $240K Movie Deal

July 2, 2015 12:09 pm | by Joe Mullin, Ars Technica | Comments

Carl Mark Force, the head of a Baltimore-based team of law enforcement that investigated the Silk Road drug trafficking website, has pled guilty to extortion, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.

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