Thompson man shot, Winnipeg man charged with attempted murder

One man is in hospital in Winnipeg and another is in custody following a shooting in Thompson Wednesday.<p>RCMP responded to a residence Oct. 18 …


Cyber cops fighting a new breed of 'highly intelligent' criminal as crime goes online

Detectives have revealed how they are battling a new breed of super smart crook as crime continues to move online.<p>Northumbria Police’s head of crime, …

Northumbria Police

Hikvision Names Chuck Davis Director of Cybersecurity in North America

<i>Former IBM executive security architect joins Hikvision, initiatives to include faster, better outreach and education, working with security researchers and ethical hackers</i><p>CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hikvision USA Inc., the North American leader in innovative, …


Featured Stocks In October's Exec Comp And ROIC Model Portfolio

One new stock made October’s Exec Comp Aligned with ROIC Model Portfolio.<p>The best performing stock in the portfolio was Kimball International (KBAL), …


Pathologists Can't Cope With Western Cape Crime Wave

(Photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp)Cases of gunshot deaths examined at Cape Town's forensic pathology services have increased by more than 56% over …


Spike in gunshot deaths delays autopsies on Muslims

Cases of gunshot deaths examined at Cape Town’s forensic pathology services have increased by more than 56% over the last year.


Murder victim stripped of all her secrets in court: DiManno

<i>“What you’re about to see is very graphic.”</i>The warning on Tuesday morning came from Crown Attorney Meghan Scott.Delivered at the very minute that a …

Canadian News

Loved ones can't be buried due to morgue backlogs

Cape Town - A spike in gang violence and gun crimes are the main reasons why there is a pile up of corpses at state mortuaries.Staff shortages, …


Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked By Experts

Some computer security myths and stories that keep getting passed around, even though they're clearly not true. We sat down with computer security …


The Language Detectives

On a Dallas-bound flight in1979, Roger Shuy, a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, struck up a conversation about his work with a …


Supporting the Unsupported: Locating and Analyzing Information from New Mobile Apps

<i>By Christopher Vance, Magnet Forensics Trainer. Read more about Christopher in this Trainer profile.</i><p>There are currently millions of applications on …


Spike in deaths causes forensic pathology delays in the Cape

Families looking to bury their loved ones in the Western Cape may experience delays as the Forensic Pathology Services are dealing with a high number …

News (South Africa)

The 'Cracken': The Evolution of Password Cracking

<i>This is the first installment in a three-part series about IBM’s password cracking tool, the Cracken.</i><p>I remember the days when an eight-character …


Digital Forensics: The Jiu Jitsu of Information Security

Upon discovery of a security incident, the C-Suite, executive management and senior managers want the want the details in plain English. They want …

Digital Forensics

Suspect arrested following targeted shooting in Chilliwack

A 24-year-old Abbotsford man has been arrested following a shooting in Chilliwack last week.


AI and Deep Learning: new revolution in digital forensics

It was 1956 when attendees at the Dartmouth conferences created the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), opening the storm gates for creativity and …

Machine Learning

Memo Reveals SEC Forensics Unit Asked for Resources, Training Prior to 2016 Hack

Two months before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s corporate filing system was hacked in October 2016, the SEC’s forensics unit drafted …


Waterloo’s Magnet Forensics purchases U.S.-based company

A Waterloo-based company specializing in software used in forensic analyses by law enforcement officials has acquired an American company.

Southwestern Ontario

SEC hack came as internal security team begged for funding | Ars Technica

Forensic investigative unit was forced to use equipment tagged for scrap.<p>Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed a 2016 breach of …

Digital Forensics

John Oliver Imagines What Crime Shows Would Be Like if They Were Honest About Forensic Evidence

Still taken from the video Despite what your favorite crime show might suggest, forensic science is not infallible. As John Oliver explained on <i>Last</i> …

John Oliver

"How to Guide: Cracking into Piles of Files"

by: Matt Edmondson (Editor's Note: this blog was originally submitted for posting on March 25th, but wasn't posted until October 4th. We hope you …

Information Security

John Oliver calls out faulty forensic science in murder trials

"Last Week Tonight" host explains how forensic science used in criminal cases to evaluate evidence like bite marks, hair samples and even fingerprints isn't as reliable as we think.<p>After binge-watching TV shows like "C.S.I." and "Bones," it's easy to fancy ourselves amateur sleuths who can …


John Oliver Just Nailed The Huge Issue With Forensic Science

How certain is 'certain'?<p>We love it when comedian John Oliver goes on one of his epic science rants, and now he's taken cutting aim at everyone's …


Watch John Oliver Call Out 'Bullshit' Forensic Science

'Last Week Tonight' host detailed how hair, bite mark, fingerprint, DNA analyses are "[not] as reliable as we've become accustomed to …

Criminal Justice

AccessData Forensic Tool Kit (FTK)

FTK has been a staple workhorse in many forensic shops.

Product Reviews

Climate change deniers, science always wins in the end

Attacks on science are nothing new.<p>In the fifth century, an angry mob murdered Hypatia, one of the most gifted female astronomers of antiquity, …


EnCase Endpoint Investigator

The Endpoint Investigator, version 8, is the latest incarnation of the venerable EnCase tradition.

Product Reviews

John Oliver on unreliable forensic science

Oct. 1, 2017. photo: Eric Liebowitz/HBO<p>Forensic science is not a magic bullet, no matter what popular crime shows try to tell you. John Oliver …


How Consultants Recommend Cutting Legal Bills

In-house columnist Mark Herrmann identifies what looks like the wave of the future.


John Oliver on forensics

This segment on forensics from the most recent episode of “Last Week Tonight” is well-done. (And not just because it quotes from the blog you’re reading.) It goes after bite-mark analysis, pattern-matching fields of forensics, cognitive bias and forensics villain extraordinaire Michael West. The …