If the cryptographic analysis reaches a dead end, the question of the Somerton Man's identity can also be approached by testing his DNA and comparing it to that of millions of other individuals on genealogical databases.
Police often use DNA to solve murder mysteries and rapes. But last year, they used it to determine who spit into a customer's soda at a Chili's restaurant in Clay, New York.
Police say a cutting-edge DNA test could identify which identical twin was the stranger who raped a student 16 years ago in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, but sticker shock is delaying justice.
When Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without parole, the judge in his case made clear that her severe punishment wasn’t only about Ulbricht’s personal actions in creating the Silk Road’s billion-dollar drug market. She was also sending a message to any would-be online drug kingpins who might follow in his footsteps.
GitHub has revoked an unknown number of cryptographic keys used to access accounts after a developer found they contained a catastrophic weakness that came to light some seven years ago.
President Barack Obama has signed legislation reviving and reshaping surveillance laws that expired temporarily Sunday night. The White House says Obama signed the bill late Tuesday evening, hours after the Senate gave its final approval.
The district attorney’s office requested funding for several efforts, including $383,315 to pay for a task force investigating misconduct in the San Francisco police and sheriff departments.
As one of Australia's most infamous cold case mysteries, the enigma of the Somerton Man deals with a haunting situation: a man is found dead on a beach, and no one steps forward to identify him.
From airport security detecting explosives to art historians authenticating paintings, society’s thirst for powerful sensors is growing.
The Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to end the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' calling records while preserving other surveillance authorities. But House leaders warned their Senate counterparts not to proceed with planned changes to a House version.
Macs older than a year are vulnerable to exploits that remotely overwrite the firmware that boots up the machine, a feat that allows attackers to control vulnerable devices from the very first instruction.
Sitting in his wheelchair in the cramped but neat cubicle in the headquarters of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, Justin Gaertner explains the basics of computer forensics to a Clearwater police detective who brought in a phone from a recent homicide case. It will be up to Gaertner, a computer forensics analyst, to sift through the data hidden on the phone to come up with evidence.
Successfully hiding messages in images has already been done, but is it possible to deliver an exploit in one - and run it? Saumil Shah, founder and CEO of Net-Square, has demonstrated that it's possible.
The IRS has failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to combat cyberattacks, leaving the agency's computer systems vulnerable to hackers, a government watchdog told Congress Tuesday. The agency's inspector general outlined the security weaknesses a week after the IRS announced that criminals had stolen the personal information of 104,000 taxpayers from an IRS website.