Rules for obtaining digital evidence by police officers

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(Source: Australasian Centre for Policing Research) OFFICER SAFETY COMES FIRST!   Search any visible or broken cable. If you have doubts about the safety of handling, ask an expert.   Make sure you have the right to frisk and lift … Read More

Recommendation No. R (95) 13 – Problems of criminal procedural law connected with information technology

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COUNCIL OF EUROPE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS RECOMMENDATION No. R (95) 13 OF THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS TO MEMBER STATES CONCERNING PROBLEMS OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURAL LAW CONNECTED WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 September 1995, at … Read More

Council of Europe: Convention on Cybercrime – CETS No.: 185

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Preamble The member States of the Council of Europe and the other States signatory hereto, Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members; Recognising the value of fostering co-operation with … Read More

Preparing team members participating in the cybercrime investigation

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Nature of crime requires criminal investigation to achieve within a team of investigators. The need of the investigation within a team emerges from the need to ensure a greater objectivity and effective conjugation skills and specializations derived from team members. … Read More

Analysis of samples in cybercrime

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Transporting of samples in laboratory Transporting samples must be carefully done, given their fragility. It is necessary to take precautions about protecting against physical shock, humidity, heat or especially the influence of electromagnetic waves. On this latter point should be … Read More

Witnesses in cybercrime

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The persons present at the search, or other person aware of the operation of the computer system, can give important information. Each witness should be interviewed on how the lifted systems are used. There are revealed the methods of input, … Read More

The suspect

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During the investigation, if the suspect is present, the prosecution would prevent any vicinity of him with the system. Especially if the suspect has superior training in computing, he may deliberately alter the data on his computer without investigators could … Read More

Digital sampling during investigations

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Once arrived at the place where computer systems are subject to search, investigators will ensure access. Council of Europe Recommendation (95) 13 states that national legislation have to include in national legislation the obligation to provide access to computer systems, … Read More

Digital evidence in forensic investigations

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Digital evidence are that information with probative value for the prosecution and courts, that are stored, processed or transmitted through a computer system. They are defined as: any information of probative value that is either stored, processed or transmitted in … Read More

Computer forensic investigations

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Forensic investigation of computer systems has a number of features that differentiate it fundamentally from other types of investigations. Forensic investigation of computer systems can be defined as: Using scientific and safe of insurance tightening, validation, identification, analysis, interpretation, documentation … Read More

The concept of “cybercrime”

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Cybercrime is a phenomenon of our time, often reflected in the media. One study indicates that fear of attacks even exceed the intensity to ordinary theft or fraud. Criminological research on crime made by computer systems is still under exploration. … Read More

Vulnerabilities and unauthorized results in cybercrime

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Vulnerabilities To get the results he want, an attacker must use a computer or network vulnerability, which is defined as follows: Vulnerability is a weakness of the system allowing unauthorized action. These are errors that occur in different stages of … Read More

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