Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.
Sitting quietly in his office, Prof. Wesley Vernon occasionally thinks about how to commit the perfect murder. So far all he has come up with is, "get as far away as possible for the crime scene" and "pay someone to pay someone to pay someone to do it for you." It’s not exactly the plot of a Hollywood thriller, but then he knows just how difficult it is to get away with murder these days.
A bloody comforter found on the bed of a Utah doctor's ex-wife shows she was attacked and her death was staged to look like a suicide, a blood spatter expert testified. Rod Englert unfurled the brightly colored green-and-blue comforter during the second day of the trial against Salt Lake City pediatrician John Brickman Wall, who is accused of killing the cancer researcher amid a bitter custody dispute.
A private lab in Texas will perform DNA tests on old biological material from a 1980s Minneapolis serial killer case, a Hennepin County judge has ruled.
The North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory being constructed in Shreveport promises to offer high-level forensic testing services. But despite receiving $26 million from the government in capital outlay funds the crime lab doesn't have enough money for staff.
Smartphone users might balk at letting a random app like Candy Crush or Shazam track their every move via GPS. But researchers have found that Android phones reveal information about your location to every app on your device through a different, unlikely data leak: the phone’s power consumption.
The exposure of an all-star hacker group thought to be affiliated with the National Security Agency is both a feather in the spy agency’s cap and a setback for intelligence-gathering on Islamic extremists, some threat analysts say.
The co-creator of sophisticated BlackShades malware pleaded guilty to a criminal charge after authorities said his product infected over a half-million computers in more than 100 countries.
A coroner says a mix-up at the state crime lab led an Augusta area family to bury the wrong body during a closed-casket funeral.
Vendors Sought to Develop Model System to Monitor Security of Energy Industry Networked Control SystemsFebruary 19, 2015 12:10 pm | by NIST | Comments
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators on an effort to help energy companies improve the security of the networked technologies they rely upon to control the generation, transmission and distribution of power.
China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's largest PC maker, had pre-installed a virus-like software on laptops that makes the devices more vulnerable to hacking, cybersecurity experts say.
A top New York state judge will allow the use of new computer-assisted DNA technology in the murder trial of a career criminal accused of strangling a 41-year-old mentally ill man during a robbery nearly five years ago.
Felony drug charges have been dropped against a Mankato, Minnesota man who spent months in jail before crime lab tests determined the suspected drugs were actually vitamins.
There were red flags that bite mark analysis was flawed even as the first cases in the 1970s secured its use in the courtroom.
The 67th annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in Orlando, Florida. kicked off on Wednesday morning with an excellent presentation focusing on the very human side of forensic science. Panelist William Thompson said while it’s significant to use scientific tools properly to produce accurate results in investigations, “the most important tool is the mind.”