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The name suggests a parade of a C-list websites. There was NewJunk4U.com and Monster-Ads.net, CoffeeHausBlog.com and SuddenPlot.com. But, these sad-sounding domains actually were artful creations of the National Security Agency: They were fronts for distr

Psssst: Wanna Buy a Used Spy Website?

March 16, 2015 10:53 am | by Kevin Poulsen, Wired | Comments

The name suggests a parade of a C-list websites. There was NewJunk4U.com and Monster-Ads.net, CoffeeHausBlog.com and SuddenPlot.com. But, these sad-sounding domains actually were artful creations of the National Security Agency: They were fronts for distributing and controlling government malware around the world.

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Prominent Forensic Expert to Help Probe Taiwan Prison Hostage Case

March 16, 2015 10:33 am | by Tsai Pei-chi and Christie Chen | Comments

Kaohsiung authorities have asked renowned forensic scientist Henry Lee to assist with the investigation of a prison hostage crisis in the city last month that ended with the six hostage takers, all inmates, committing suicide.

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Biden in Md. to Discuss Funds for Rape Kit Testing

March 16, 2015 10:19 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Vice President Joe Biden will join Senator Barbara Mikulski on Monday in Pikesville to highlight funding directed toward clearing a backlog of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits.

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Modern Forensic Science: Solving The Oldest And Coldest Cases

March 16, 2015 10:03 am | by Jared Stern | Comments

Modern forensic science is useful for investigators as a means of solving the most complex crimes. But, new research unlocks the mysteries of the life and death of historical figures like King Richard III and the curious case of Cangrande I della Scala. 

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Mozilla, which operates thousands of servers to build products and run services for its users, has developed and launched Masche, a forensics tool for examining the memory of running processes. It’s a need that often arises during security investigations.

Mozilla Releases Masche Forensics Module

March 16, 2015 9:54 am | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Mozilla, which operates thousands of servers to build products and run services for its users, has developed and launched Masche, a forensics tool for examining the memory of running processes. It’s a need that often arises during security investigations.

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Retired FBI Agent Alleges Sabotaged Crime Scene in 'Speed Freak Killers' Case

March 16, 2015 9:50 am | by Matthias Gafni | Comments

In the latest explosive allegation against the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, a federal agent assisting with the notorious "Speed Freak Killers" case has accused the agency of sabotaging crime scenes to cover up the purported destruction of missing persons files.

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Bill Would Make Filming Police a Criminal Offense

March 16, 2015 9:28 am | by Fox 29 | Comments

A Texas House bill presented by Dallas Rep. Jason Villalba would allow law enforcement officials to charge people who are not members of the media with a Class B misdemeanor if they record police officers while on duty.

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A Justice Department proposal that could make locating and hacking into computers that are part of criminal investigations easier is raising constitutional concerns from privacy groups and Google, who fear the plan could have broad implications.

US at Odds With Google on Computer Search-Warrant Proposal

March 16, 2015 8:32 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Comments

A Justice Department proposal that could make locating and hacking into computers that are part of criminal investigations easier is raising constitutional concerns from privacy groups and Google, who fear the plan could have broad implications.

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Two men with ties to one of the three gunmen who terrorized Paris were handed preliminary charges Friday, the Paris prosecutor said, describing hundreds of texts, regular meetings and DNA recovered from a stun gun among the belongings at a bloodied kosher

DNA, Text Evidence Links Two to Paris Gunman

March 13, 2015 2:42 pm | by Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | Comments

Two men with ties to one of the three gunmen who terrorized Paris were handed preliminary charges Friday, the Paris prosecutor said, describing hundreds of texts, regular meetings and DNA recovered from a stun gun among the belongings at a bloodied kosher supermarket.

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Since the demand for cyber professionals doesn’t look to be slowing down, the University of Alabama’s department of criminal justice is offering a new cyber crime minor that seeks to combine technical ability and an understanding of criminal motivations,

UA to Launch Interdisciplinary Cyber Crime Minor

March 13, 2015 2:18 pm | by University of Alabama | Comments

Since the demand for cyber professionals doesn’t look to be slowing down, the University of Alabama’s department of criminal justice is offering a new cyber crime minor that seeks to combine technical ability and an understanding of criminal motivations, bridging the gap between criminal justice and the broader social sciences, and computer science and information technology. 

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It's not often that the public gets to hear about the Air Force's inner workings when pertaining to highly classified networks; however, a special programs team from Hanscom Air Force Base’s Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Dire

Air Force Program Combats Insider Cyber Threats

March 13, 2015 11:26 am | by Justin Oakes, U.S. Air Force | Comments

It's not often that the public gets to hear about the Air Force's inner workings when pertaining to highly classified networks; however, a special programs team from Hanscom Air Force Base’s Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate has recently emerged, making their presence known.

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If anyone had forgotten the sheer scale of the dark-web drug trade, German police just offered a helpful reminder. They’ve seized more than a third of a ton of narcotics from a single online drug seller—a haul that, despite its size, represents an insigni

German Police Just Made Gigantic Dark-Web Drug Bust

March 13, 2015 11:01 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

If anyone had forgotten the sheer scale of the dark-web drug trade, German police just offered a helpful reminder. They’ve seized more than a third of a ton of narcotics from a single online drug seller—a haul that, despite its size, represents an insignificant dent in the burgeoning digital narcotics market known as Evolution.

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The goal of this project was a comprehensive analytical study of those benzylpiperazines, phenylpiperazines, benzoylpiperazines and designer phenethylpiperazines of significance in forensic drug chemistry.

Analytical and Synthetic Studies on Designer Drugs of the Piperazine Class

March 13, 2015 10:23 am | by C. Randall Clark and Jack DeRuiter, NIJ | Comments

The goal of this project was a comprehensive analytical study of those benzylpiperazines, phenylpiperazines, benzoylpiperazines and designer phenethylpiperazines of significance in forensic drug chemistry.

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In September 2014, NIJ convened a meeting with crime laboratory directors from various regions of the United States to gather information on strengthening the DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (DNA) and Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improve

Strengthening Forensic Science Services, Final Report

March 12, 2015 10:41 am | by Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, NIJ | Comments

In September 2014, NIJ convened a meeting with crime laboratory directors from various regions of the United States to gather information on strengthening the DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (DNA) and Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants (Coverdell) programs. This report provides a summary of generalized comments and opinions from the group, but does not represent the views of all recipients.

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The University of Dundee’s world-renowned expertise in forensic and medical art is being further developed with the creation of a range of pioneering new courses.

University Expands World-Leading Forensic Art Program

March 12, 2015 10:21 am | by Roddy Isles, University of Dundee | Comments

The University of Dundee’s world-renowned expertise in forensic and medical art is being further developed with the creation of a range of pioneering new courses.

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