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The Double Edged Sword of Mass Digital Evidence: The Boston Bombings

Confirmed as an act of terrorism, the investigation over the “Boston bombings” has been turned over to the FBI. The suspected pressure based cooker devices, packed with nails and ball bearings killed 3 people left more than 170 injured. The on-scene forensics investigators are beginning to build a case file of evidence but the next […]

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You Will Be Googled: Social Media and Reputation

Only a week ago it was in the news that the UK was seeking to opt out of new European privacy laws governing social media. Article 17 of the Data Protection Regulation was drafted in response to complaints about Facebook and other social media sites holding onto private information. “The right to be forgotten” argument mirrors […]

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Fighting Crime with a Hum

With the increase of mobile technology, more and more alleged victims are coming forward with recorded audio evidence. Secretly recorded confessions or plans to commit a crime are becoming more common within criminal investigations. Of course with such sophisticated technology readily available on the market and affordable, how can the police tell if the evidence […]

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Defining Cloud Forensics for a Rainy Day

Cloud computing technology is rapidly changing the way we use Information Technology. It offers a virtualised alternative to the traditional physical infrastructure that has been used for years. These virtual environments are often managed by a third party and are becoming increasingly popular within businesses. Cloud offers the ability to minimise the use of hard […]

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The University of Kent Selected for UK’s New Cyber Threat Research Institute

The 1st of April 2013 saw the opening of new Research Institute for cyber threats; the University of Kent having been specially selected as the academic research arm of the project. A grant of £4.5 million pounds will allow the University’s School of Computing to review and design automatic analysing programmes to tighten up on […]

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