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Conduct Computer Forensics without a proper license: Go to Jail?

At least that’s what the rule is now in the State of Michigan. I agree with the commentary at the end of the article. Commentary: It is disappointing that the Michigan legislature does not require licensed professional investigators to be certified in computer forensics before they can provide computer forensic services. The law raises considerable…

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Complicated Situations for Tech Consultants

Bryce Whitty has a list of 7 situations you may find yourself in as a consultant, and asks how you would handle them. There’s some interesting discussion going on in the comments. I do have one comment, regarding number 7 “A male client wants you to setup monitoring software on his wife?s computer because he…

Spyware cleanup Epilogue

OK, so the first, obvious question, which Mark asked in the comments, and Steven Vore referenced in his blog post, was why go through all this? Why not just reformat the drive and reinstall Windows? Well the answer to that is multi-faceted. One, if I had just reformatted I wouldn’t have near the blog fodder…

Spyware cleanup

AKA the great cleanup of 2006. I’ve always said that I wasn’t a good test subject to measure how effective any anti-trojan or spyware application is, so while I’ve kept a professional interest in the latest and greatest tools, I hadn’t been given a really good opportunity to try them out, until last week. A…