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Forensicon’s President BYOD interview with Govtech.com

Forensicon’s President Lee Neubecker was interviewed by Govtech.com’s Brian Heaton regarding The Legal Implications of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs in government agencies. Experts discuss the legal pitfalls of public-sector agencies allowing employees to use personal computing devices for work. The article discusses some of the challenges of allowing personal devices to be used[…Read More]

Judge Agrees that IP Cloaking Violates Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The United States government passed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) in 1986 as an amendment to the 1984 Comprehensive Crime Control Act, criminalizing unauthorized access to information stored on computers. This controversial law made it legal for hackers to be prosecuted both civilly and criminally for their Internet crimes and gave the federal[…Read More]

Millions of Data Breaches: How Can You Protect Your Data?

Since 2005, there have been a staggering 535,267,233 records of data breaches by various means in the United States alone. What is even scarier is that this number may be significantly higher, since many data breaches that have occurred are not reported. Identity theft is at an all-time high and government agencies and security companies[…Read More]

4Discovery Forensic Examiner Sues Will County

The Chicago Tribune reported today that Josh Fazio, a former Will County Sheriff Computer Forensics Detective, filed litigation today against his former employer, Will County, and Ken Kaupas, Sheriff Paul Kaupas’s cousin and spokesperson for the Sheriff. [Circuit Court of DuPage County Illinois, 9/12/2013, 2013L 000737] It was reported that Paul Kaupas,  who recently won[…Read More]

“Aaron’s Law” to Reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

A Silicon Valley Lawmaker, Zoe Lofgren, has proposed a new bill that is aimed at reforming the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”).  This bill, “Aaron’s Law” is named for Aaron Swartz who was being prosecuted under CFAA for mass-downloading documents from MIT’s network to make them publicly available.  Swartz committed suicide and his family believes the[…Read More]

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Account Hacked

Facebook has long touted their privacy and security features as among the strongest on the Internet. According to their own Facebook blog, they have “developed a number of complex systems that operate behind the scenes to keep you secure on Facebook.” The flaws in these security measures, however, were painfully exposed earlier this month, when the[…Read More]

Facebook Stops Reminding Users When Personal Information Is Shared

Facebook’s Data Use Policy has been a topic of frequent discussion in recent years. As users have grown more aware of the ways in which Facebook uses their data, there has been a moderate backlash against the company. Though the number of users continues to grow (50 million new users in the first quarter of[…Read More]

Apple’s iMessage Encryption Thwarts DEA Digital Surveillance

A February 2013 criminal investigation may have been thwarted by Apple’s new iMessage encryption. An internal Drug Enforcement Administration document said that “it is impossible to intercept iMessages between two Apple devices.” This new encryption has foiled attempts by the DEA to eavesdrop on suspects’ conversations and make it difficult to conduct court-authorized surveillance on texting[…Read More]

Unlocking Your Mobile Phone is Now Illegal

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) no longer has the unlocking exemption which allowed U.S. consumers to work on different networks.  Last month the United States Copyright Office removed this exemption making it once again illegal—yes, illegal—to circumvent the technological measure that controls access to the software in phones that controls the carrier access.  However,[…Read More]