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Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

July 27, 2015 | by Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Comments

Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

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Police ID Man Whose Severed Legs Were Found in Connecticut

July 27, 2015 1:38 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Connecticut authorities say severed legs found in New Haven this month were from a homeless man, and testing continues on two severed arms found nearby.

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Fire Science Breakthrough Explains Wildfire Spread

July 27, 2015 1:08 pm | by Rob Chaney, The Missoulian | Comments

According to new research developed in part by scientists at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, we’ve been dazzled by the flames in the treetops when we really should be concentrating on forces near the ground.

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Can Regional Crime Labs Ease Backlog of DNA Tests?

July 27, 2015 12:48 pm | by Kate Elizabeth Queram, Greensboro.com | Comments

Law enforcement officials routinely wait more than a year for forensic results to arrive from the state lab.

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Until very recently, senior executives have been happy to pass the buck for cyber breaches to the IT department or claim that a significant cyber breach had been unforeseeable. But a series of high-profile resignations are now shining the spotlight square

Executives Face the Axe for Cyber Breaches

July 27, 2015 11:27 am | by Stuart Poole-Robb, IT Pro Portal | Comments

Until very recently, senior executives have been happy to pass the buck for cyber breaches to the IT department or claim that a significant cyber breach had been unforeseeable. But a series of high-profile resignations are now shining the spotlight squarely on senior board members.

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The science of cell tower triangulation and GPS positioning were the weak links that didn’t meet the burden of proof in the murder case against a woman accused of fatally shooting her husband's ex-wife.

Cell Tower Data Key in Dropping Murder Charge

July 27, 2015 11:04 am | by Aaron Davis, Amarillo Globe-News | Comments

The science of cell tower triangulation and GPS positioning were the weak links that didn’t meet the burden of proof in the murder case against a woman accused of fatally shooting her husband's ex-wife.

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A group of researchers has described an anonymizing network called HORNET (High-speed Onion Routing at the NETwork layer), an onion-routing network that could become the next generation of Tor.

Researchers Claim They've Developed a Better, Faster Tor

July 27, 2015 10:48 am | by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica | Comments

A group of researchers has described an anonymizing network called HORNET (High-speed Onion Routing at the NETwork layer), an onion-routing network that could become the next generation of Tor.

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Three Estonian men have been sentenced to over three years in prison for their roles in an Internet scheme that infected more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries.

3 Estonian Men Get Over 3 Years in Prison for Cyber Fraud

July 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Comments

Three Estonian men have been sentenced to over three years in prison for their roles in an Internet scheme that infected more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries.

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Among all the forensic tools available to criminal investigators, DNA analysis is the only one that has consistently produced reliable results. Now Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, wants to ensure that the technique be used more widely to convict cr

India’s DNA Profiling Bill May Become One of the World's Most Intrusive Laws

July 24, 2015 3:01 pm | by Akshat Rathi, Quartz | Comments

Among all the forensic tools available to criminal investigators, DNA analysis is the only one that has consistently produced reliable results. Now Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, wants to ensure that the technique be used more widely to convict criminals in the country.

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A lawyer for two migrant Myanmar workers on trial for murdering British backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witheridge said Thursday that DNA evidence the defense had sought for retesting has become available despite earlier doubts it could be used.

Defense Lawyer: DNA Available in British Tourist Murder Case

July 24, 2015 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A lawyer for two migrant Myanmar workers on trial for murdering British backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witheridge said Thursday that DNA evidence the defense had sought for retesting has become available despite earlier doubts it could be used.

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One of the more recent discoveries resulting from the breach two weeks ago of malware-as-a-service provider Hacking Team is sure to interest Android enthusiasts. To wit, it's the source code to a fully featured malware suite that had the ability to infect

Advanced Spyware for Android Now Available to Script Kiddies Everywhere

July 24, 2015 11:58 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

One of the more recent discoveries resulting from the breach two weeks ago of malware-as-a-service provider Hacking Team is sure to interest Android enthusiasts. To wit, it's the source code to a fully featured malware suite that had the ability to infect devices even when they were running newer versions of the Google-developed mobile operating system.

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Watches with network and communication functionality are opening up a new frontier for cyber attackers thanks to a largely cavalier attitude towards security by manufacturers, a new study by HP warns.

Smartwatches Could Become New Frontier for Cyber Attackers

July 24, 2015 11:43 am | by Jai Vijayan | Comments

Watches with network and communication functionality are opening up a new frontier for cyber attackers thanks to a largely cavalier attitude towards security by manufacturers, a new study by HP warns.

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The hacking group Anonymous claims it has infiltrated the U.S. Census Bureau, pilfering and dumping troves of data, but apparently nothing from the actual census itself.

Anonymous Takes Credit for Census Bureau Hack

July 24, 2015 11:32 am | by Cory Bennett, The Hill | Comments

The hacking group Anonymous claims it has infiltrated the U.S. Census Bureau, pilfering and dumping troves of data, but apparently nothing from the actual census itself.  

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Federal authorities seized cellphones, computers and other electronics from classmates of a Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school, an attorney for the family said Thursday.

Feds Seize Phones, Computers in Gym Mat Death Investigation

July 24, 2015 10:57 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | Comments

Federal authorities seized cellphones, computers and other electronics from classmates of a Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school, an attorney for the family said Thursday.

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New Haven, Connecticut police say it should take about a week to receive the results   of DNA tests on severed limbs and arms found last week near a city train station.

Connecticut Forensic Lab Conducting DNA Tests on Severed Limbs

July 23, 2015 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

New Haven, Connecticut police say it should take about a week to receive the results of DNA tests on severed limbs and arms found last week near a city train station.

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Thirty-eight service members, including individuals from the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal section, participated in a Battlefield Forensics training course at the Luke Air Force Base the end of June.

Airmen Integrate Battlefield Concept Into Forensic Practice

July 23, 2015 2:25 pm | by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega, DVIDS | Comments

Thirty-eight service members, including individuals from the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal section, participated in a Battlefield Forensics training course at the Luke Air Force Base the end of June.

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