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Anonymous Pledges to Take Down ISIS, But What Can Be Done?
While social media has largely helped ISIS recruit new members, the group’s online activity might now be used to try to take
Cautionary Tales from Digital Forensics
Benjamin Wright, a lawyer and senior instructor with the SANS Institute, has pulled together some of the creepiest cases he
has collected over the past decade.
Fingerprints have been the standard in identification for more than a century. But even as other
biometrics are being looked at to identify individuals, researchers are continuing to look for ways
to pull more information from the unique patterns
and traces left behind by a touch.
Secondary Transfer a New Phenomenon in Touch DNA
Touch DNA can be transferred by a handshake from one person to another, then
to an object like a knife or a gun. But new
research has found that Touch DNA analysis
can erroneously implicate a person—who
never even laid eyes on the weapon—as the
main contributor of the DNA on its handle.
Suicide Cop’s Double Life: Harassment,
Embezzlement and Murder-for-Hire
After a Chicago suburb
police officer “carefully
staged” his own suicide
to avoid an investigation
into his financial dealings, authorities revealed
that the officer had more
than embezzlement on his mind: he was even
planning on hiring a hit man to kill a town administrator.
Oxygen Isotopes Offer New Details in
30-Year-Old, Multiple-Murder Case
The latest forensic break is
from the microscopic chem-
ical clues in the victim’s
bodies. Chemical isotopes in
the four females’ hair, teeth
and bones have narrowed
down that they were from
the Northeast—and lived together for the weeks and
perhaps months leading up to their deaths.
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The Curse of Oak Island
Researchers are using the latest technology
available to look underneath the ground on the
tiny island off the coast of Nova Scotia where
six men have already lost their lives looking for a