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Search Ends with Discovery of Human Remains

October 20, 2014 10:17 am | Comments

The search for 18-year-old Hannah Graham was called off after human remains were found in a rural part of Albemarle County. The remains that were discovered were taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in downtown Richmond where test will be conducted to positively ID the body.

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Mexican police sent horse-mounted patrols and officers with trained dogs up into the hills around the city of Iguala in an expanded search for 43 college students missing since a clash with police last month.

Mexico Widens Search for 43 Missing Students

October 17, 2014 1:39 pm | by Christopher Sherman, Associated Press | Comments

Mexican police sent horse-mounted patrols and officers with trained dogs up into the hills around the city of Iguala in an expanded search for 43 college students missing since a clash with police last month.            

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Unsolved Murders to Get New Scrutiny

October 17, 2014 11:55 am | by Lester Dailey, Clearwater Beacon | Comments

Because there is no statute of limitations on murder, unsolved homicide cases are never closed. But they are sometimes put on the back burner after months or years with no new leads. Now, thanks to a pending federal grant, Clearwater Florida investigators are preparing to dust off the files on 20 unsolved murders that occurred years or decades ago.

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Kimberly Allen was on the floor of her dining room, trying to inch her way to the front door to escape a violent struggle, but she never made it, a crime scene reconstruction expert told a jury.

Blood Pattern Expert Explains Frying Pan Murder

October 17, 2014 11:39 am | by Kathleen Hopkins, Asbury Park Press | Comments

Kimberly Allen was on the floor of her dining room, trying to inch her way to the front door to escape a violent struggle, but she never made it, a crime scene reconstruction expert told a jury.                

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Minneapolis police are using the newest bullet-tracing technology to match bullets to different crimes around the city. The high-tech system is a major advancement for solving gun-related crimes, and is already helping police with one of the worst mass sh

Minneapolis, Forefront of New Gun ID Technology

October 17, 2014 11:24 am | by Libor Jany, Star Tribune | Comments

Minneapolis police are using the newest bullet-tracing technology to match bullets to different crimes around the city. The high-tech system is a major advancement for solving gun-related crimes, and is already helping police with one of the worst mass shootings in city history.

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 Toxic heroin caused 31 overdoses in two days at Vancouver's safe injection site — believed to be a record for the facility that opened 11 years ago.

Toxic Heroin Causes 31 Overdoses at Treatment Facility

October 17, 2014 11:00 am | by The Canadian Press | Comments

Toxic heroin caused 31 overdoses in two days at Vancouver's safe injection site — believed to be a record for the facility that opened 11 years ago.                             

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Security researchers have warned of a serious security flaw in Android which could potentially leave every device open to attack.

Binder Could Blow Apart Android Security

October 17, 2014 10:03 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Security researchers have warned of a serious security flaw in Android which could potentially leave every device open to attack.                                 

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US-CERT released an advisory warning users about email scams and cyber campaigns using the Ebola virus disease as a theme.

Beware Ebola-themed Phishing, Malware and Hoaxes

October 17, 2014 9:53 am | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

US-CERT released an advisory warning users about email scams and cyber campaigns using the Ebola virus disease as a theme.                                     

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A surge in malware disguised as online advertisements aimed at unsuspecting web users has hit major U.S. military contractors in the past few weeks, marking a dangerous twist on a decade-old scourge for advertisers, security researchers say.

Malvertising Targets US Military Firms

October 17, 2014 9:42 am | by Eric Auchard, Reuters | Comments

A surge in malware disguised as online advertisements aimed at unsuspecting web users has hit major U.S. military contractors in the past few weeks, marking a dangerous twist on a decade-old scourge for advertisers, security researchers say.   

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FBI Director Warns Cellphone Encryption Will Harm Investigation

October 17, 2014 9:12 am | by Eric Tucker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | Comments

FBI Director James Comey has warned in stark terms against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.

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Expert witnesses are being subjected to greater scrutiny by English criminal courts, despite the government’s refusal to implement safeguards recommended by its own law reform advisers.

English Juries Blinded by Science

October 16, 2014 12:37 pm | by Joshua Rozenberg, the Guardian | Comments

Expert witnesses are being subjected to greater scrutiny by English criminal courts, despite the government’s refusal to implement safeguards recommended by its own law reform advisers.                   

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Human remains recently exhumed from an Alabama grave are not those of the notorious fugitive William Bradford Bishop, who is accused of killing five family members with a small sledgehammer in Montgomery County in 1976 and setting their bodies on fire, la

Body Exhumed in Alabama Not Most Wanted Fugitive

October 16, 2014 12:26 pm | by Dan Morse and Clarence Williams, The Washington Post | Comments

Human remains recently exhumed from an Alabama grave are not those of the notorious fugitive William Bradford Bishop, who is accused of killing five family members with a small sledgehammer in Montgomery County in 1976 and setting their bodies on fire, law enforcement officials say.

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Admins of sites that run Drupal 7 are advised to update to the latest version of the platform — version 7.32 — because it fixes a critical SQL injection vulnerability that can ultimately lead to site hijacking and data theft.

Drupal Bug Opens Up Websites to Attack

October 16, 2014 11:25 am | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

Admins of sites that run Drupal 7 are advised to update to the latest version of the platform — version 7.32 — because it fixes a critical SQL injection vulnerability that can ultimately lead to site hijacking and data theft.       

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The Russian high-tech crime market for 2014 is showing ever-increasing sophistication, with criminals creating shadow worlds of illegal activity, exploiting new financial theft techniques and incorporating mobile attacks more often.

Russian Cyber Crime Refines Its Operations

October 16, 2014 11:15 am | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

The Russian high-tech crime market for 2014 is showing ever-increasing sophistication, with criminals creating shadow worlds of illegal activity, exploiting new financial theft techniques and incorporating mobile attacks more often.     

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The cost and regularity of digital attacks against business continue to rise steadily, with no obvious end to the assault on the horizon.

Average Company Attacked Every Four Days

October 16, 2014 10:57 am | by Steve Ranger, ZDNet | Comments

The cost and regularity of digital attacks against business continue to rise steadily, with no obvious end to the assault on the horizon.                                

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