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Pete Steege
Posted By: Pete Steege

Businesses invest in IT, cops invest in ET (evidence technology)

The consumerization of IT is an oft-quoted trend in IT circles: how dramatic changes in employee digital behavior are transforming how businesses manage their digital content.

It turns out the same behavior changes in criminals are transforming the legal system. As an example, a collection of digital evidence overwhelmingly convinced jurors in the recent Rutgers suicide case.

Sure, fingerprints and DNA remain central to fighting crime. But the tide is shifting, and digital evidence is more and more often the make-the-case content for investigators and prosecutors. Continue reading »

Pete Steege
Posted By: Pete Steege

How crime investigators crack Full Disk Encryption

Full Disc Encryption, or FDE, is a perplexing problem for criminal investigators. Data stored on hard drives with FDE is fully encrypted on the drive. Without the password, investigators see nothing but a bunch of ones and zeroes.

How do crime fighters get access to this crucial evidence in content-based crimes like fraud, identity theft and child pornography?

Rather than a frontal assault, they look for a back door: copies of the evidence. Continue reading »