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The Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory’s Emerging Technologies Section is leading the way in developing new strategies and technologies to identify exceptionally challenging DNA samples submitted to the lab. This presentation gives an overview of

Technologies for Identifying Human Remains: Training Video

February 23, 2015 10:15 am | by NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence | Comments

The Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory’s Emerging Technologies Section is leading the way in developing new strategies and technologies to identify exceptionally challenging DNA samples submitted to the lab. This presentation gives an overview of the laboratory’s new Next-Generation Sequencing instrumentation and protocol development, and its impact on sample processing.

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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.

DNA Evidence Can be Faked

February 23, 2015 9:59 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

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.

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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

Has forensic science made it impossible to commit the perfect crime?

February 20, 2015 12:36 pm | by Sarah Freeman, The Yorkshire Post | Comments

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.

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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 se

Expert: Blood Spatter Indicates Struggle

February 20, 2015 12:13 pm | by Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press | Comments

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.

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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.

Texas Lab Will Test DNA in Minneapolis Serial Murder Case

February 20, 2015 11:57 am | by Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune | Comments

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.

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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

High-Level Forensic Lab Has No Funds for Extra Staff

February 20, 2015 11:48 am | by Associated Press | Comments

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.

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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

Phones Tracked Using Power Consumption Analysis

February 20, 2015 11:12 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

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.

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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.

NSA Out-Hacking Chinese, Russians

February 20, 2015 10:42 am | by Aliya Sternstein, Defense One | Comments

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.

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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.

BlackShades Owner Pleads Guilty in US in Malware Case

February 19, 2015 12:53 pm | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Comments

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.

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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.

Coroner: Wrong Body Buried After Crime Lab Mix-Up in Georgia

February 19, 2015 12:23 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

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.

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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.

Vendors Sought to Develop Model System to Monitor Security of Energy Industry Networked Control Systems

February 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. 

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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.

Lenovo to Stop Pre-Installing Controversial Software

February 19, 2015 11:57 am | by Paul Carsten, Reuters | Comments

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.

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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.

New DNA Tool OK in Trial

February 19, 2015 11:34 am | by Robert Gavin, Times Union | Cybergenetics | Comments

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.

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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.

Field-Tested Drugs Were Vitamins

February 19, 2015 11:25 am | by myfoxphilly.com | Comments

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.

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There were red flags that bite mark analysis was flawed even as the first cases in the 1970s secured its use in the courtroom.

Attack of the Bite Mark Matchers

February 19, 2015 11:14 am | by Radley Balko, The Washington Post | Comments

There were red flags that bite mark analysis was flawed even as the first cases in the 1970s secured its use in the courtroom.

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