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June 10th, 2005 Edition

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Online Listings And The Professional Investigator

A prospective into using and getting listed in various online directories. By Ralph D. Thomas

Getting Local Called Phone Records Legally
Licensed Private Investigator. You can help your clients find out who is making those ID-blocked harassing phone calls even when the phone company says it can’t or wont. When an anonymous caller is antagonizing your client, the phone company tells your client it can trap the caller’s number after three consecutive interloping incidents but they won’t give your client the information. Instead, they give it to law enforcement. - A PDF Download. By Michele Yontef

Watching Where You Point Your Camera
"If you pull out a camera on a New Jersey train, you will have company - law enforcement company. If you size up a shot on the New York subway, you'll probably be questioned by security and told to keep the lens cap tightly on. Even if you plan to snap some innocuous bank building from a public sidewalk, you might find guards telling you it's not allowed." A Christian Science Monitor article.

The Importance of a Written Statement
"An employee has been interviewed and interrogated concerning the issue of falsifying time card entries. At the conclusion of the interrogation the investigator brings in a witness who is told that the employee admitted that he falsified his time card on several occasions in the last six months." A John Reid Article.

New Technology: Personal Nuclear Power: New Battery Lasts 12 Years
A new type of battery based on the radioactive decay of nuclear material is 10 times more powerful than similar prototypes and should last a decade or more without a charge, scientists announced this week .

Safeguarding Information for the Security Professional
As every security professional knows, an organization needs to effectively communicate in order to be successful. This may involve revealing company specific information, not only to employees and suppliers, but to potential customers in the interactive global marketplace. With this in mind, the following hints are provided for safeguarding your company resources while at the same time maintaining your competitive edge.

How Identity Theft Clients Can "Freeze" Their Credit Files
... A security freeze can help prevent identity theft. ... A security freeze is free to identity theft victims who have a police report of identity theft. ...

Top 10 Security Mistakes Committed by Employees
This is an article from the National Security Institute <nsi.org> that gives you the top ten security mistakes made by employees.

Finding Email Addresses Can Mean Searching
Many Databases

As you may have already discovered, finding a particular email address can be an exercise in frustration. Why so difficult? There are several reasons.

Can IP Addresses be Determined From MAC Addresses?
A MAC address represents the physical identifier of a network adapter, while the IP address represents a logical device address on Internet Protocol networks. A built-in feature of IP, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) translates IP addresses to MAC addresses. ARP was not designed to translate addresses in the other direction, however. There is no universal mechanism to determine an IP address given a known MAC address, although it can be done in certain specific situations.

Identity Theft Prevention
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. It can occur when a criminal steals personal identifying information such as name, birth date, Social Security number or your mother’s maiden name and uses it for their own gain. These thefts can occur through lost or stolen credit or debit cards, non-secure online transactions, personal information recovered from your garbage, and most frequently, stolen mail from your mailbox.

New Technology-Fingerprint Scan To Access DVDs
Researchers in Los Angeles are developing a new form of piracy protection for DVDs that could make common practices like loaning a movie to a friend impossible.
University of California at Los Angeles engineering professor Rajit Gadh is leading research to turn radio frequency identification, or RFID, tags into an extremely restrictive form of digital rights management to protect DVD movies.

How Private Are Medical Records?
Your health records use to be considered a private matter between your doctor and you. With the continued growth of the third person health maintenance organizations (HMO's), doctors are required to share their records with each other and the HMO's.

New Technology- For Security, the Eyes Have It
Iris scans and fingerprint identification will become commonplace for international travelers as these sophisticated biometrics supplant traditional airport security methods, a top Homeland Security official says.

Interview-Forensic Entomologist Dr. Lee Goff
The Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Traveling Exhibit is currently making its way through North America. The exhibit provides a history of forensic entomology and details many aspects of this line of work. Forensic entomology employs the use of insects such as flies, maggots, and beetles to reveal critical details of a crime scene.

Personal Protection Measures Against the Terrorist Threat
The Counterintelligence and Security Activity, Policy and Security Awareness Branch, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has prepared an excellent brochure titled "Personal Protection Measures Against the Terrorist Threat." The message is that through constant awareness you can protect yourself and your family from acts of terrorism. The ONCIX appreciates DIA's cooperation in allowing us to publish this brochure and its timely contents.

Profile- K Griff Investigations & Civil Processing, Inc.
Houston Private Investigators Catch Cheaters

Investigators Can Help Build Case In Court-In the back seats of cars, the floors of crowded bars, tables at restaurants and even their own homes, private investigators at a Houston-area agency find infidelity.

Book excerpt: File System Forensic Analysis
"For each system, we review how it works and look at its data structure. If you are not interested in the data structure details, you can skip those sections."

Book Review-Cop's Book Of Sins: Lying, Stealing & Worse
Playing Russian roulette with suspects. Lying on the witness stand. Stealing bags of smack from dealers and using them to bribe junkie snitches. Aggressive cops working on the city's meanest streets commit these crimes and many more on a regular basis - all in an effort to stay one step ahead of the bad guys, a controversial new book by a retired NYPD cop contends.

New Technology-Web Site Allows You To Tell It Like It Is
Would you like to tell your boss he or she has bad breath? Or, lodge a complaint with your son’s Little League coach that your kid isn’t getting enough playing time? How about informing Sheriff Joe Arpaio about your next door neighbor’s drug dealing activities. By Tony Natale, Tribune

Background Screening At The Altar?
Background screening of potential employees — a multi-million dollar business in the US and Europe — may be extended to prospective brides and bridegrooms in India.
John Long, CEO of First Advantage Corporation — one of the top three background screening companies in the US — has acquired Hong Kong’s Quest Research, which carries out a major portion of its work from India .

Countermeasures-Be Alert
Popular counterintelligence awareness booklet Be Alert! has been updated and reprinted and is now available for distribution. The document focuses on the foreign intelligence collection threat to both U.S. official and business travelers. A PDF download from The Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive

Laying Down the Law:
A Review of Trends in Liability Lawsuits

"A new premises security liability study to be released this month examines the cost of lawsuits, who is winning, and what sort of crimes are garnering the highest awards." By Teresa Anderson. A Security Management article.

New Technology-Firefox Users Monkey With the Web
In a modern twist on the hot rodders of old, Firefox users are pimping the web, one browser at a time.
They've added a delete button and permanent search folders to Gmail, made their browsers show only print pages of online news stories, reconfigured all the content on a popular music web site and removed Reuters stories on the Michael Jackson story from online newsreader Bloglines.  

Online Technlogy-Sites Check And Rate Reputations Online
The online dating scene can be full of intrigue and mystery. Daters sometimes don't know who they're dealing with on the other end until it's too late.

CIA: Take That, Cyber terrorism!
The agency embarks on a clandestine three-day simulation of an electronic assault against the United States, stoking fears of possible future attacks.

 

 


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Investigative News

Private Investigator Had Troubled Past
With Man Who Shot Him

Friends say a private investigator shot on the job, and the man accused of shooting him were no strangers.
Emery Goad's family and friends want justice for a shooting they believe was intended to kill, based on a troubled past and what John Harper reportedly said to Goad before the shot was fired.

PI Held In Plot To Kidnap, Torture Financial Adviser
An Oceanside private investigator is accused of masterminding a plot to kidnap and torture an Oregon financial adviser on his way to San Diego to recoup millions of dollars embezzled from members of a quasi-religious group. William L. Calder, 52, was arrested before the alleged abduction attempt and is jailed in Sacramento in lieu of $1 million bail, authorities said.

Feds Shut Web Site in Piracy Crackdown
Federal agents shut down a Web site that they said allowed people to download the new Stars War movie even before it was shown in theaters. The Elite Torrents site was engaging in high-tech piracy by letting people download copies of movies and other copyright material for free, authorities said.

Forensic Work Leads To Skull ID
A skull found eight months ago by a Central Oregon hiker has been identified, after a Florida crime lab used basic art supplies to reconstruct a picture of the man's face.

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Bank Security Breach May Be Biggest Yet
Account info at Bank of America, Wachovia sold by employees; more arrests expected, N.J. police say. Bank of America Corp. and Wachovia Corp. are among the big banks notifying more than 670,000 customers that account information was stolen in what may the biggest security breach to hit the banking industry.

Database Hackers Reveal Tactics
Three young hackers under investigation for
unlawfully accessing personal information on
thousands of people in a LexisNexis database
have characterized their act as a cyber joyride
that got out of hand.

Data Theft Involving Four Banks Could
Affect 500,000 Customers

'This thing's getting bigger and bigger,' says one police officer! Electronic account records for some 500,000 banking customers at four different banks were allegedly stolen and sold to collection agencies in a data-theft case that has so far led to criminal charges against nine people, including seven former bank employees.

FTC Spokesperson-Data Sellers And Irresponsibility!
It's Going To be Painful

Corporate America is acting irresponsibly in protecting consumer data, Orson Swindle of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said. The payback for that irresponsibility, he predicted, will be painful.

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MCI Says Laptop, Employee Data Was Stolen
A laptop computer containing the names and Social Security numbers of about 16,500 current and former employees of MCI was stolen last month, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Montana Agencies Left Private Data On
Discarded Computers

State agencies failed to remove private information before retiring outdated state computers, risking public disclosure of Social Security and credit card numbers, medical records and income taxes, a new report discloses.

Police Connect Hospital To Identity Theft Cases
Identity theft is one of fastest growing crimes in the U.S.
A disturbing case in New Haven has hospital patients and their families victimized by thieves in their time of needs.

Miami-Dade Theft Ring Stole $500,000 From Victims' Mailboxes, Police Say
Instead of using sophisticated Internet skills to mine their loot, a group of Miami-Dade County identity thieves simply walked up to mailboxes and commandeered phone numbers to reach out and rob someone, police said Thursday.

Identity Theft For Automobiles?
Report: Thieves are stealing identification numbers from cars, putting them on stolen vehicles.

11 Charged In Identity Theft Of Patients
A ring stole the identities of dozens of patients from a Chicago hospital and doctors' offices and then used the confidential information to steal at least $150,000 from the victims' bank accounts, federal authorities said Thursday.

New Phishing Attack Uses Real ID Hooks
Security researchers are reporting a new brand of phishing attack that attempts to use stolen consumer data to rip off individual account holders at specific banks

Nationwide ID Theft Busted in Toledo
Police found driver's licenses, social security cards, bogus work IDs and payroll checks.

Children Are Identity Theft Victims
Children becoming targets of identity theft

Airport Screeners Use X-Rared X-Ray Machines
And they can see naked bodies through cloths.

Yahoo Sued Over Child Porn Site
A minor and his parents have filed a $10 million lawsuit against Yahoo and a man who once operated a Yahoo Groups site where members traded child pornography.

Keylogging Programs A Stroke Of Evil For
Computer Users

Of all the threats lurking on the Internet, the scariest might be keystroke logging, a nasty program that captures all of a computer user's keystrokes.

I Know What You Downloaded From Freenet
The Freenet Project has been around since 2000. It was designed as a stealthy P2P network (some have called it a "darknet") that distributes its content so broadly that it's impossible to censor.

Government Protection! N.Y. Audit Shows Sex Offenders Get Viagra In NY
Albany - Scores of convicted rapists and other high-risk sex offenders in New York have been getting Viagra paid by Medicaid for the last five years, the state's comptroller said Sunday

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