METRO Opens Doors, So Employees can take home all the equipment

Recently, a Washington DC prosecutor declined to prosecute a former Washington METRO employee accused of theft.   He was found to have taken home nine laptop computers, a power generator, a DVD player, a BlackBerry wireless device, a color printer, a digital camera, lots of tools and a computer monitor.   The prosecutor wrote that the absence of enforcement of …

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#sansforensicssummit Day1

I’m taking SEC508 at #sansforensicssummit in Washington DC through next Tuesday. Day one covered basics of the file system. I had some serious flashbacks to dealing with hexadecimal in the JMU Masters level Infosec program. In that program we had plenty of classes using Internetworking with TCP/IP Vol.1 by Comer. Actually one of my worst …

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Virginia High Court Strike Down Anti-Spam Law

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/12/AR2008091201211.html?hpid=topnews In 2004 Jeremy Jaynes was convicted under Virginia’s Anti-Spam law for sending 10 million spam emails through AOL servers located in Virginia. Virginia’s Supreme Court has overturned that conviction and struck down the Anti-spam law. “The court unanimously agreed with Jeremy Jaynes’ argument that the law violates the free-speech protections of the First Amendment …

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Supreme Court eDiscovery rules takes effect Dec 1

According to MSNBC new rules require corporations to keep track of all the e-mails, instant messages and other electronic documents generated by their employees thanks to new federal rules that go into effect Friday. I am not a lawyer, but I dont read it the same way. Here’s the text. You’re required to know where …

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Judge Throws Out Keystroke logger case

According to an article at Security Focus, a judge has thrown out the case against an employee that placed a hardware keystroke logger on his employers computer system. The judge ruled that the Federal Wiretap statute is in regard to interstate transmissions and this was a local logger. Since the keystroke logger collected everything including …

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Security Managers Could Face Court Penalties

I posted back in May about the legal problems security professionals may find themselves in. There is an interesting article over at Yahoo! News! that relates to this. Mark Rasch was head of the US Justice Departments Cybercrime Unit. He prosecuted Robert Morris, author of the Morris Worm as well as the Hanover Hackers (see …

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