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It takes more than a keen eye and an agile hand to give a semblance of life to the dead. But for former police forensic artist Shuichi Abe, it is a profession he aims to pass down through generations of police officers after his groundbreaking work in ide

Forensic Artist's Images Reunited Tsunami Dead

July 10, 2015 2:31 pm | by The Japan Times | Comments

It takes more than a keen eye and an agile hand to give a semblance of life to the dead. But for former police forensic artist Shuichi Abe, it is a profession he aims to pass down through generations of police officers after his groundbreaking work in identifying victims from the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

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The head of the U.S. government's personnel office resigned abruptly on Friday, bowing to pressure for her to step down following a massive government data breach on her watch.

US Personnel Chief Resigns in Wake of Massive Data Breach

July 10, 2015 1:43 pm | by Josh Lederman and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | Comments

The head of the U.S. government's personnel office resigned abruptly on Friday, bowing to pressure for her to step down following a massive government data breach on her watch.

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When a series of technical glitches hit companies that ranged from United to the New York Stock Exchange this week, suspicions immediately ran to a cyber attack. Was this just the beginning of something much worse? The irony that these worries were mostly

The Reality of Cyberwar

July 10, 2015 12:01 pm | by P.W. Singer and August Cole, Politico | Comments

When a series of technical glitches hit companies that ranged from United to the New York Stock Exchange this week, suspicions immediately ran to a cyber attack. Was this just the beginning of something much worse? The irony that these worries were mostly expressed online at places like Twitter was not lost on many, but it points to how deeply they have become woven into the narrative of threats that surround us.

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The latest bug in OpenSSL patched on Thursday is nowhere near as bad as Heartbleed and shows the open source community is getting better at spotting and addressing flaws, according to industry experts.

Latest OpenSSL Flaw Not a Heartbleed-Sized Bug

July 10, 2015 11:19 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

The latest bug in OpenSSL patched on Thursday is nowhere near as bad as Heartbleed and shows the open source community is getting better at spotting and addressing flaws, according to industry experts.

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The EWG Action Fund is calling for a ban on asbestos in consumer products after it found traces of the carcinogen in children's crayons and toy crime lab kits.

Group Finds Asbestos in Children's Crayons, Toy Crime Lab Kits

July 9, 2015 2:57 pm | by Liza Lucas, CNN | Comments

The EWG Action Fund is calling for a ban on asbestos in consumer products after it found traces of the carcinogen in children's crayons and toy crime lab kits.

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A forensic dentist from Australiais on a mission to help identify victims of fatal burn injuries, developing a new product that dramatically reduces the time it takes to identify burn victims.

Glue Spray Helps Identify Burn Victims

July 9, 2015 2:36 pm | by University of Adelaide | Comments

A forensic dentist from Australia is on a mission to help identify victims of fatal burn injuries, developing a new product that dramatically reduces the time it takes to identify burn victims.

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Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is an exciting technology that could enhance the capabilities of forensic DNA analysts. But there are several challenges to implementing an MPS system in a crime laboratory.

NIJ Webinar: Using Bioinformatics in DNA Analysis

July 9, 2015 12:53 pm | by NIJ | Comments

Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is an exciting technology that could enhance the capabilities of forensic DNA analysts. But there are several challenges to implementing an MPS system in a crime laboratory.

Beware a surge in the number of ZeusVM Banking Trojan-based botnets operating in the wild, since the tools for building and customizing the cybercrime malware are now available for free.

ZeusVM Leak Means Botnet Surge

July 9, 2015 12:05 pm | by Varun Haran, Gov Info Security | Comments

Beware a surge in the number of ZeusVM Banking Trojan-based botnets operating in the wild, since the tools for building and customizing the cybercrime malware are now available for free.

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About a month after the Office of Personnel Management notified employees about a recent hack, the federal government is ramping up research and development of secure email systems.

Federal Researchers Developing New Spoof-Proof Email Security System

July 9, 2015 11:51 am | by Mohana Ravindranath, Nextgov | Comments

About a month after the Office of Personnel Management notified employees about a recent hack, the federal government is ramping up research and development of secure email systems.

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While the Italian surveillance company sells government agencies high-end zero-day proof-of-concept exploits, it secures root systems with the password 'P4ssword.' What's vulnerability commoditization got to do with it?

Hacking Team 0-Day Shows Widespread Dangers Of All Offense, No Defense

July 9, 2015 11:35 am | by Sara Peters, Dark Reading | Comments

While the Italian surveillance company sells government agencies high-end zero-day proof-of-concept exploits, it secures root systems with the password 'P4ssword.' What's vulnerability commoditization got to do with it?

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In February 2013, Twitter detected a hack attack in progress on its corporate network. Sure enough, similar attacks were visited on Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft in the coming weeks. In all four cases, company employees were exposed to a zero-day Java ex

APT Group Steals Corporate Data for Insider Trading

July 9, 2015 8:30 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

In February 2013, Twitter detected a hack attack in progress on its corporate network. Sure enough, similar attacks were visited on Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft in the coming weeks. In all four cases, company employees were exposed to a zero-day Java exploit as they viewed a website for iOS developers. Now, security researchers have uncovered dozens of other companies hit by the same attackers.

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A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a ransom was paid using the online currency Bitcoin, authorities have said.

Hacker Attacks Gambling Websites, Demands Bitcoin Ransom

July 9, 2015 8:29 am | by Wayne Parry, Associated Press | Comments

A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a ransom was paid using the online currency Bitcoin, authorities have said.

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State and local law enforcement officials in Deadwood, South Dakota on Tuesday presented images of an unidentified murder victim in a 15-year-old cold case.

3D Face Images Used to Investigate Murder Case

July 8, 2015 12:18 pm | by Kevin Woster, Keloland.com | Comments

State and local law enforcement officials in Deadwood, South Dakota on Tuesday presented images of an unidentified murder victim in a 15-year-old cold case.

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In a recent letter to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock praising the work of the Denver Police Crime Lab, City Auditor Dennis Gallagher added a suggestion — making the unit an independent agency under the auspices of the state Department of Public Safety.

After Singing Its Praises, Denver City Auditor Suggests Moving Crime Lab

July 8, 2015 11:36 am | by Anthony Cotton, The Denver Post | Comments

In a recent letter to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock praising the work of the Denver Police Crime Lab, City Auditor Dennis Gallagher added a suggestion — making the unit an independent agency under the auspices of the state Department of Public Safety.

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Federal investigators and local authorities have been combing through a wide swath of rural, sparsely populated land as they try to determine what caused an F-16 fighter jet to slam into a small plane over South Carolina, killing the plane's pilot and pas

Investigators Begin Looking Over Area of Aircraft Collision

July 8, 2015 11:24 am | by Susanne M. Schafer, Associated Press | Comments

Federal investigators and local authorities have been combing through a wide swath of rural, sparsely populated land as they try to determine what caused an F-16 fighter jet to slam into a small plane over South Carolina, killing the plane's pilot and passenger.

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