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- Detective Mark Honken, L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Forensics investigator and member of the Southern California Hi-Tech Task Force
- Marko Kostyrko, CEO of Subrosasoft. Developer of tools for law enforcement such as MacForensicsLab and MacLockPick
- Derrick Donnelly, CTO of BlackBag Technologies. Developer, trainer, expert witness, former Canadian Law Enforcement Officer (computer crime)
- How to perform triage at a crime scene to capture evidence
- How to prepare for a forensics examination and protect the integrity of the evidence
- How to use several tools to identify and capture evidence from a suspect system
- How Mac OS X Leopard provides unique and powerful capabilities for forensics examinations
Monday, May 12, 2008
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The list is fairly long and the folks at SEAK have done well in putting together such a comprehensive list. It's better to be prepared than caught unaware.
Click here for the first.
Click here for the second.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
"The Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology (SWGIT) has just released a NEW draft document for public comment and feedback:
Section 18 - Best Practices for Forensic Video Analysis
The document can be found here.
We would appreciate your comments and feed back. To submit feedback please see the "Instructions for sending feedback".
To create a Tool Preset, configure the tool to suite your needs. Then, click on the downward facing arrow next to the tool icon on the Options bar, then click on the pop-up palette menu and select New Tool Preset. Give your new preset a descriptive name and click OK.
Once you get used to using them, you'll wonder how you managed without them.
Police officers monitor CCTV screens in the control room at
New Scotland Yard in London.
Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty images
From the Guardian, UK: "Massive investment in CCTV cameras to prevent crime in the UK has failed to have a significant impact, despite billions of pounds spent on the new technology, a senior police officer piloting a new database has warned. Only 3% of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV images, despite the fact that Britain has more security cameras than any other country in Europe.
The warning comes from the head of the Visual Images, Identifications and Detections Office (Viido) at New Scotland Yard as the force launches a series of initiatives to try to boost conviction rates using CCTV evidence."
Read on by clicking here.
"Billions of pounds has been spent on kit, but no thought has gone into how the police are going to use the images and how they will be used in court. It's been an utter fiasco: only 3% of crimes were solved by CCTV. There's no fear of CCTV. Why don't people fear it? [They think] the cameras are not working." - DCI Mick Neville, MPS
Sounds familiar to me ...
Monday, May 5, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
A reader writes, "Help. I've got red X marks on my layer masks. What did I do and how can I get rid of them. My masks aren't working."
Those red X marks, recreated for you in the above image, are a visual reminder that your masks are disabled. Here's how it works.
- Click on Layer>Layer Mask>Disable ... or
- Shift+Click the layer mask thumbnail (disable and enable) ... or
- Ctrl+Right Click on the mask and select disable/enable layer mask from the context menu.
As with many things in Photoshop, there is more than one way to do the same thing.
I know that the red X marks can be a bit shocking. Hopefully, this will help if you've accidentally disabled your masks.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
ADS customers beware. Don't throw away your old Roxio discs and rush out to buy Roxio 10. It seems that Drag-to-Disc, a must have in transferring recordings from your ADS hardware, is gone. Why, you ask? Vista.
Click here for the forum discussion at Roxio.com. Click here to search for alternatives at Burnworld.com
At this point, it seems that Vista's packet-writing scheme won't help much either. Stay tuned for developments.