Obsessional Pursuit And The Digital Criminal
Though the legal recognition of stalking is a recent evolution,
the behavior that is involved is by no means a product of the 20th
century. It is known though that criminal behavior is incredibly
adaptive to new technologies, with credit card, mobile phone and
computer fraud as examples. It is also acknowledged that stalking
has now taken an on-line form, colloquially referred to as cyber-stalking.
The Money As A Private Investigator
You can be the best investigator in the world, have the skills and
resources to find the facts and information to make a client sing
your praises, but, if they donít know who and where you are, sure
as shooting, youíre gonna starve in this business. By Ed Pankau
The following list of Federal agencies and private organizations
assist individuals in locating persons of unknown whereabouts.
Investigative Technology: Forensic Clock Calls Time On Crimes
A stray hair, or a spatter of blood or saliva, is all it takes to
prove that a suspect was at the scene of a crime. But until now,
there was no way of knowing when the suspect was there - an element
of doubt often exploited by defense lawyers. An ingenious new technique
that measures how quickly genetic material breaks down could change
Local Called Phone Records Legally
Make money as a PI TelCo Consultant. A PDF download. By: Michele
Yontef - Licensed Private Investigator
Or Consequences - How To Tell If A Person Is Lying
How to tell in five minutes or less whether someone is lying.
Killers: Best Tools To Improve Your Web Browsing
Frustrated with Internet Explorer? Consider replacing it with
the latest version of Firefox, or any of these other utilities.
Profile: Joe Maxwell
He is always out there, watching the world nobody wants anyone to
Keystroke Logging: You Can, But Should You?
As long as they get the work done, maybe you don't care if your
workers putz around on the computers you paid for. But -- what if
they're using it to look at pornography? Or Web sites run by hate
groups? Or writing nasty anonymous notes to co-workers that violate
your discrimination or sexual harassment policies? What if they're
trashing your corporate reputation in chat rooms? By Pat Curry
The Feasibility of a Solo Practice in Traffic Accident Reconstruction
This article presents a feasibility study on the business considerations
in forming a solo traffic accident reconstruction practice. This
task was approached from an academic perspective and fulfilled the
thesis requirements of the researcher's Masters of Business Administration
program. This article is excerpted from that thesis.-by Denise Aquilante
Johnson-University of Phoenix.
Investigative Technology: Fractal Image Technology Breaks New Ground
In Forensic And Criminal Image Enhancement
River Bend Research announced the introduction of Fractal Digital
Imaging (FDI) – a new technology that brings fresh life to
inferior quality video and digital imagery used in law enforcement
in forensic applications.
Photography: Scale Selection And Placement
There are numerous types of scales to be selected from. Some are
appropriate and others are unsuitable. When selecting a scale, there
are several questions to consider; what type of lighting is to be
used, precision of measurement required, rigidity needed in scale,
size of item and thickness of object being photographed. With the
advent of computerized databases, search systems and electronic
measuring, the need for more precision in the photographs and scales
used is becoming apparent. A discrepancy in the distance between
two points may bias a data base search or skew data. One should
always strive to achieve as much accuracy in the photographs as
the system requires. By Ronald Groffy
Privacy Arms Race!
Fancy new software lets managers spy on employees -- and employees
evade the scrutiny. Um... trust, anyone?
Technology: New Software Detects Art Fraud
Dartmouth College computer scientists create software that uses
statistical techniques to authenticate art, to sort out real works
from fakes. Their first finding: A painting purportedly by Perugino
may have been done by four different artists. By Noah Shachtman-
A WiredNews story.
Electronic And Digital Evidence
In today’s world of complex technologies, digital media and
storage as well the concerns over Cyber Terrorism, terrorism in
general and Homeland Security, we have a lot to think about. As
investigators you have to be able to adjust and be flexible to your
surroundings. Incorporating what you have learned in the past to
what you will need to do in the future.
Analysis-What's it All About And How To Use It
Most people learn to write by imitating a certain style, usually
the Palmer or Zaner-Blosser method, but eventually idiosyncrasies
develop in the way letters are formed that come from factors like
education, artistic ability, physiological development, and preference.
Or Countywide Background Checks-Which Way To Go
More and more companies are performing background checks on their
potential employees. This is a good thing, right? Well, yes and
no. Companies are often uninformed about what they are actually
receiving. By Ron Kern
And Email: Putting Email Under Lock And Key!
New Memory Device Encrypts Messages For Privacy.
Photography: Applications In Accident Reconstruction
This article approaches aerial photography from two perspectives.
Bob Wyman is a consulting accident investigator. He writes about
this topic from the perspective of the end user of aerial photographs.
Ross Cobb is a pilot and owner of Aerials Inc, an aerial photographic
service. He offers the technical explanation. By Robert Wyman and
Mystery Gets A Face: Forensic Artist Gives
Features To 1971 Bones
Talk about your ultimate makeovers. When Joyce Nagy got hold of
"Annie," she already understood the job would entail more
than a little makeup, hair and some new clothes. Forget the facelift
— Annie didn’t even have a face.
Special Report: Stealth Surfing
You dislike being watched, but you don't want to give up the Net.
How do you lower your profile? We offer practical tips on everything
from controlling cookies to privatizing your e-mail.
By Matt Lake- A PC World Article
With Internet Cyber Bullies
The brave new virtual world of the Internet, increasingly populated
by young children, is fraught with dangers where computer-based
tools become weapons and innocent users become victims, say a trio
of cyber bullying experts.
Demetrios Kosmos And Worker Compensation Fraud
You may not know it, but there is a scam going on that all of us
are paying for: worker's compensation fraud, which costs tens of
billions of dollars every year.
Scanners And Health Risks
Are your children being irradiated? Are you being irradiated? The
UK Home Office seems unconcerned by the question, despite being
responsible for at least one of the government organization wielding
the devices that might be doing the irradiating. Weapons scanners
that use x-rays are now being tested by the Metropolitan Police
and at Heathrow airport, and while the effect of a single scan will
probably be negligible, the actual health risk will depend on the
nature of the particular deployments, and on the individuals being
scanned. So they should therefore not be deployed casually, without
careful prior consideration, on the basis that they're 'harmless'.
Analysis And Forensics
In 1991 Michael Barrett, a scrap-dealer from Liverpool, England,
claimed to have in his possession a 63-page diary, written on the
pages of a photo album, that appeared to be the work of the infamous
unidentified killer, Jack the Ripper.
Perspectives from Doctor Cyril Wecht
Forensic pathologist tackles the really tough cases with a fresh
perspective: the JFK assassination, Convenient Ramsey, Elvis Presley
& Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald.
Signs Of A CyberAffair
Cyberaffairs are more common than people realize. It is not unusual
for someone having a cyberaffair to spend at least four hours a
day chatting online. To help partners determine if their loved one
is cheating, I have developed Seven Tell-Tale Signs of a Cyberaffair
that you should look out for.
Theft-The Inside Threat
It's bad enough when an intruder breaks into your plant at night
or a robber holds up your store, but when your own staff steal from
you, business owners are left dealing both with the loss and the
betrayal of trust. By Ron Kern.
Rise Of Snoopware
Snoopware--software that monitors user actions on a PC or LAN--is
everywhere. There's application-metering software that tracks who's
using what application on a LAN. There's nannyware: Web-use monitoring
software that can block employee access to specified "forbidden"
sites, chat rooms, and such. There are proxy-level URL and IP loggers
that track (and can enable or block) access to any online resource.
There are E-mail monitors that track and parse messages, looking
for "bad" words that might indicate that corporate E-mail
is being used for sexual purposes or to disclose confidential company
information. And then there are keystroke loggers that can track
user activity down to each individual keystroke. By Fred Langa
Spying Techniques for Windows 9x, NT and 2000
API spying utilities are among the most powerful tools for exploring
the inner structure of applications and operating systems. Unfortunately,
neither the SDK nor the DDK provide any documentation or examples
demonstrating a way for implementing such a utility. This article
will attempt to shed some light on this subject by presenting several
techniques for hooking API calls issued by Windows applications.
By Yariv Kaplan
Accident Reconstruction:Review and Update
Pedestrian accident reconstruction has become a critical, important
aspect of the field of motor vehicle collision reconstruction. The
dynamics, methodology, and principles involved are somewhat different
than those routinely used to reconstruct vehicle collisions. The
field is one quickly becoming highly specialized. This paper presents
a background of the problem, a limited summary of the work available
in the field, and discusses the current reconstruction methodologies
as they refer to pedestrian walking speeds, impact orientation,
and determining impact speeds. by Luis Martinez
We know What You're Typing And So Does The FBI
What if every keystroke you typed was recorded? Programs that do
this have existed for years, and are often traded on shadowy Web
sites. Alone, they are mere curiosities, but when coupled with Trojan
horses that send the data over the Internet, these so-called keystroke
loggers allow malicious users to steal your passwords and credit
card numbers. By Robert Vamosi
And Cons: Using USB Flash Drives
One reason for the increase in USB Flash Drive sales is the capacity
of the device to safely store a reasonably large quantity of data
in a small package that retails for a reasonable price. A close
examination of benefits the device has to offer, however, reveals
a number of potential pitfalls that anyone who may be purchasing
one should consider. Here is a list of general and Mac specific
pros and cons for these devices.
Steps to a Leaner, Cleaner Windows
This article takes you by the hand and shows you how to clean your
Windows machine making it a whole lot cleaner and leaner.
Phones New Target For Hackers And Viruses
Early this month, several Web sites began offering software promising
ringtones and screensavers for certain cell phones. But those who
downloaded the software found that it turned every icon on their
cell phones' screens into a skull and crossbones and disabled their
phones, so they could no longer send or receive text messages or
access contact lists or calendars.
High Profile Trial Coverage
Scott Peterson Trial
Robert Blake Trial
Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track
Next time you make a printout from your color laser printer, shine
an LED flashlight beam on it and examine it closely with a magnifying
glass. You might be able to see the small, scattered yellow dots
printer there that could be used to trace the document back to you.
Officials To Spy On Chat Rooms
The CIA is quietly funding federal research into surveillance of
Internet chat rooms as part of an effort to identify possible terrorists,
newly released documents reveal. By Declan McCullagh
Documents Not Fit for Web?
States are rethinking their policy of publishing all court documents
-- divorces, medical histories, arrests -- on the web. On one hand
is the citizens' right to know how their government operates. On
the other is their right to privacy. By Jacob Ogles. A WiredNews
Goes Extra Mile For Accused Clients
English major turns private eye. Monica Jordan, a petite new mom,
almost looks like a college kid. You wouldn't think she just helped
spare a guy the death sentence.By James L. Rosica
Detectives In China To Target Cheating Husbands
Cheating husbands in China's flashy commercial hub of Shanghai,
beware, female detectives will soon be watching you.
to Post Sex Offenders' Personal Data
Gov. Ed Rendell has signed a law allowing photographs and personal
information on more than 7,000 registered sex offenders to be posted
on the Internet within six months.
Spying Game: Watching The Detectives
On a rainy Saturday night in the neon-drenched streets of Shinjuku,
Kenji Shimura looks like 1,000 other salarymen: off-the-rack black
suit, sensible shoes and a face made for anonymous middle-management
in an insurance firm.
Retrieves Secret Service Bodyguard
resident Bush stepped into the middle of a confrontation and
pulled his lead Secret Service agent away from Chilean security
officials who barred his bodyguards from entering an elegant dinner
for 21 world leaders Saturday night. Here's a photo sequence of
Pres Bush grabbing his Secret Service Agent. Chilean security officials
who barred his Pres. Bush's Agents from entering a dinner with him.
Rescinds Suspect's Life Insurance
Man defaulted on $4 million loan and then faked his death, a company
A Galveston bankruptcy court has rescinded $14 million in life insurance
on a Clear Lake businessman who investigators say faked his death
after being declared in default on a $4 million loan, an attorney
Reception for DNA Law
California voters approve an aggressive DNA-collection program basically
anyone held in connection with a felony will be tested -- and that
has privacy advocates worried. By Julia Scheeres.
Espionage: Airline Says Trash Data A Treasure
WestJet Airlines Ltd. generated summaries of Air Canada's "best
and worst" routes by snooping into the numbers of seats sold,
according to court documents in a corporate espionage case that
has riveted the country's aviation industry.
Law, Open Records Hard To Obtain
Nashville- If you need an incident report from the Crockett County
Sheriff's Department, it's best if you have a familiar face, especially
if the sheriff's not around.
Woman Busted for Identity Theft
An elderly woman is behind bars for identity theft. For months investigators
have been looking for the Georgia woman, who they say stole millions
of dollars. They found her Wednesday morning hiding out in a Gainesville
motel. By Heather Sorentrue/WCJB TV 20 News
Engineers New Scholarly Search
Google Inc., the leader in online search engines, is setting out
to make better sense of all the scholarly work stored on the Web
Dismisses Keylogger Case
A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed charges against a California
man who used a keystroke logger to spy on his employer, ruling that
use of such a device does not violate federal wiretap law.
Fargo Computers Stolen
Identity thieves may have obtained sensitive information about thousands
of Wells Fargo mortgage and student loan customers, after four computers
containing customer account numbers and Social Security numbers
were stolen last month.
Phone Batteries Explode, Causing Recalls
Curtis Sathre said it was like a bomb going off. His 13-year-old
son Michael stood stunned, his ears ringing, hand gushing blood
and body covered in black ash.
Spyware Puts Hardware In Security Spotlight
The revelation that Lexmark uses software that monitors customers'
printing raises interesting questions for other hardware vendors,
says a technology lawyer. Allegations of printer manufacturer Lexmark
installing "spyware" will cause hardware companies to
reconsider their licensing practices, a leading technology law firm
of Saudi and American Embassies Get Israeli
Firing at attackers through a thick pall of smoke, U.S. Embassy
guards from Iraq and German bodyguards for the Saudi royal family
safely escorted their charges through an ambush.
Service Takes Over Website
Until Wednesday one of the best public sources of information on
how to use a stolen credit card number, forge a drivers license,
defeat a burglar alarm or silence a firearm was a website under
the control of the U.S. Secret Service.
Why You May Need Tinfoil Trousers
Microsoft has told people worried about the tracking capabilities
of RFID chips to wrap themselves in tin foil. Speaking at Microsoft's
IT Forum in Copenhagen, Steve Riley, security program manager at
Microsoft, said consumers will have to be proactive if they want
to 'kill' the RFID tracking tags when they leave a store - and he
joked about the possible ways to do it.
Nurses Discover Hidden Cameras At
Los Angeles Hospital
Nurses found 16 tiny cameras hidden in clocks throughout Good Samaritan
Hospital, a discovery that sparked immediate privacy concerns.
Francisco Lawsuit Challenges Strip Searches Of Minors
Lawyers representing a 13-year-old middle school student sued in
federal court Friday, alleging the girl's civil rights were violated
when she was strip searched at San Francisco's juvenile hall.
Military Taps Bugs and Weeds in War on Terror
Backed by the Pentagon, scientists are recruiting insects, shellfish,
bacteria and even weeds to act as "bio-sentinels," which
give early warning of biological and chemical attacks, detect explosives
or monitor the spread of contamination.
New Web Site Finds &
IPNetInfo is a small utility that allows you to easily find all
available information about an IP address: The owner of the IP address,
the country/state name, IP addresses range, contact information
(address, phone, fax, and email), and more.
This utility can be very useful for finding the origin of unsolicited
mail. You can simply copy the message headers from your email software
and paste them into IPNetInfo utility. IPNetInfo automatically extracts
all IP addresses from the message headers, and displays the information
about these IP addresses.
This is a little slow loading but worthwhile. You can input any
address and do a satellite flyover for any address and control the
direction you go. Note: If may take a few minutes for the front
page to load.
Disk Investigator helps you to discover all that is hidden on your
computer hard disk. It can also help you to recover lost data. Display
the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly
reading the raw drive sectors. View and search raw directories,
files, clusters, and system sectors. Verify the effectiveness of
file and disk wiping programs. Undelete previously deleted files.
Delete files that are difficult to delete, such as some files left
by viruses and trojans, or files with corrupted file names. This
program can also delete files like the "index.dat" files,
which store Internet history, by scheduling them for deletion upon
system restart. Select a file to delete from the built-in file browser
or drag a file to the application's icon or window from Window's
Investigate domains and IP addresses. This place gives you detailed
info on any domain name like who owns in. Who reinserted it. What
service it resides on.It will also give you a service scan and a
Tiny URL gives you a way to massively shorten a long domain name
so you can manage them better. It's great for news articles and
other web pages that tend to have very long URLs. Just input the
URL address one time, and you are given a shortened version to use.
Find City And State To County
Just input the city and state, and this page quickly gives you the
county. You can then click on the country and get a vast set of
helpful investigative links within that county.
Zip Code To County Search
Input a zip code and you will get back city, country and state info.
The results will also give you area code data, Latitude and Longitude
and time zone.
Input the name of a company and obtain a list of past employees.
Good way to find sources of information on a company.
And Banks Tools
Here is some online tools on banks and financial services that will
Input an address into this page and it will tell you if the address
you have is a mail drop.
Turbo10 is a search engine for information on the 'deep web', which
is usually not found by normal search engines.
ixQuick.com is a new meta search engine that searches ten different
search engines at once and then ranks the results for tight ranking.
Try it, you will like it.
Do Not Call Registry Search
You can verify if a phone number has been registered with the National
Do Not Call Registry. Up to three phone numbers can be verified
at a time, and the results, including registration dates and expiration
dates, will be sent you users with a valid email address.
Army Tracing Service
From family tracing to disaster response, The Salvation Army offers
a wide variety of services Worldwide.