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The U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked Monday by someone peddling ISIS propaganda. The proper response is a shrug.

The Centcom Hack is No Big Deal

January 13, 2015 2:03 pm | by Fred Kaplan, Slate | Comments

The U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked Monday by someone peddling ISIS propaganda. The proper response is a shrug.                               

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Some major changes in DNA technology and analysis have recently come on to the forensic scene, but with little fanfare to accompany those changes, busy practitioners could be forgiven for not having noticed them.

DNA and Case Preparation

January 13, 2015 1:42 pm | by David Bentley QC, The Law Society Gazette | Comments

Some major changes in DNA technology and analysis have recently come on to the forensic scene, but with little fanfare to accompany those changes, busy practitioners could be forgiven for not having noticed them.           

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Russian Hacking Suspect Seeks Block to Extradition to US

January 13, 2015 1:26 pm | by Mike Corder, Associated Press | Comments

The lawyer for a Russian accused by U.S. authorities of involvement in a huge computer hack that stole and sold at least 160 million credit and debit-card numbers called on a Dutch judge to ban his extradition to the United States.     

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In the lead-up to the annual State of the Union address, President Obama is doing rounds and giving a glimpse into his legislative plan for the year.

President Spells Out His Cybersecurity Legislative Agenda

January 13, 2015 1:07 pm | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

In the lead-up to the annual State of the Union address, President Obama is doing rounds and giving a glimpse into his legislative plan for the year.                             

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NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence will host an online course on January 21 at 1pm EST to help crime labs justify the cost of a Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) and demonstrate that VMD has been one of the most important latent print developments

NIJ Training: Demystifying Vacuum Metal Deposition

January 13, 2015 11:36 am | by NIJ | Comments

NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence will host an online course on January 21 at 1pm EST to help crime labs justify the cost of a Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) and demonstrate that VMD has been one of the most important latent print developments since 1968.

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After what appears to be an attack by those sympathizing with the Islamic State, the Twitter account of the U.S. Central Command has been suspended. The attack seems to coincide with President Obama's plan to outline new cybersecurity proposals. The Perso

Centcom Twitter Feed Suspended

January 12, 2015 2:01 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

After what appears to be an attack by those sympathizing with the Islamic State, the Twitter account of the U.S. Central Command has been suspended. The attack seems to coincide with President Obama's plan to outline new cybersecurity proposals. The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act and the Student Data Privacy Act are among them.

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A hacker claiming to be behind a cyber attack on Banque Cantonale de Geneve divulged confidential client information after the Swiss bank failed to meet demands for payment.

Hacker Posts Client Emails from Swiss Bank BCGE

January 12, 2015 12:13 pm | by Reuters | Comments

A hacker claiming to be behind a cyber attack on Banque Cantonale de Geneve on Friday divulged confidential client information after the Swiss bank failed to meet demands for payment.                   

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President Obama on Monday will call for federal legislation intended to force   American companies to be more forthcoming when credit card data and other consumer   information are lost in an online breach like the kind that hit Sony, Target and   Home De

Obama to Call for Laws Covering Data Hacking and Student Privacy

January 12, 2015 11:57 am | by Michael Shear and Natasha Singer, The New York Times | Comments

President Obama on Monday will call for federal legislation intended to force American companies to be more forthcoming when credit card data and other consumer information are lost in an online breach like the kind that hit Sony, Target and Home Depot last year, White House officials said Sunday.

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Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.

Divers Retrieve One AirAsia Black Box

January 12, 2015 10:48 am | by Achmad Ibrahim, Associated Press | Comments

Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.     

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Penn State’s Forensic Science program is a partner on a new National Institute of Justice grant that will test DNA investigative tools that utilize next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology.

New Grant Tests Next-generation DNA Sequencing Tools for Crime Laboratories

January 12, 2015 8:22 am | by Pennsylvania State University | Comments

Penn State’s Forensic Science program is a partner on a new National Institute of Justice grant that will test DNA investigative tools that utilize next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology.                 

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Tom Buchanan never really said what happened back in the 1940s when he was shot — but whatever it was, it finally killed him.

Chicago Man's Death Ruled a Homicide, Decades after Shooting

January 9, 2015 4:09 pm | by Daon Babwin, Associated Press | Comments

Tom Buchanan never really said what happened back in the 1940s when he was shot — but whatever it was, it finally killed him.                                   

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The New Jersey Regional Operations and Intelligence Center (ROIC), working in collaboration with New Jersey Department of Health and law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York through the Drug Monitoring Initiative, has identified

NJ State Police Identify Lethal Drug Brands

January 9, 2015 11:47 am | by New Jersey State Police | Comments

The New Jersey Regional Operations and Intelligence Center (ROIC), working in collaboration with New Jersey Department of Health and law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York through the Drug Monitoring Initiative, has identified three highly lethal brands of drugs identified by unique stamps, which are responsible for six recent overdose deaths in the region.

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Federal agencies are big users of antivirus software, and regardless of their technical competence, government security professionals still find themselves victims of malware. Unfortunately, simply installing antivirus technology does not protect today’s

Is antivirus software still relevant?

January 9, 2015 11:12 am | by (ISC)2 Government Advisory Board Executive Writers Bureau, Lou Magnotti | Comments

Federal agencies are big users of antivirus software, and regardless of their technical competence, government security professionals still find themselves victims of malware. Unfortunately, simply installing antivirus technology does not protect today’s endpoints.

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No matter if you work for a government contractor or a top legal firm, there's a good chance your company's computers are infected with malicious software. That's a conclusion reached by FireEye.

Modern Security Tactics Fail to Protect against Malware

January 9, 2015 11:03 am | by Seth Rosenblatt, CNET | Comments

No matter if you work for a government contractor or a top legal firm, there's a good chance your company's computers are infected with malicious software. That's a conclusion reached by FireEye.               

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A new judicial order in the Silk Road drug trafficking case has dealt a harsh blow to suspect Ross Ulbricht's defense — less than a week before his criminal trial is scheduled to begin.

Ruling: Murder-for-hire Evidence in Silk Road Trial Can be Shown

January 9, 2015 10:44 am | by Joe Mullin, Ars Technica | Comments

A new judicial order in the Silk Road drug trafficking case has dealt a harsh blow to suspect Ross Ulbricht's defense — less than a week before his criminal trial is scheduled to begin.                   

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