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Comment Re:Is Encase worried yet? (Score 1) 37 37

I don't think EnCase will worry yet. When people ask, I always say that EnCase is the Windows of forensic software. Windows may suck, but it's still the "gold standard" tool to use in forensics examinations, FTK being second. There's always a niche tho, like BlackLight for Mac examinations. I'm not much of a developer but I would love to poke around with Dshell.

Comment Forensics/Security (Score 2) 158 158

Sure I went back, finished my undergrad degree, got my masters in Forensic Computing but my 10+ years experience in IT definitely helps.
"We have these weird files, do you know what they are?"
"Oh that's from the same type of document management system this company I worked at uses."

"Oh Lotus Notes, does any one have experience with this?"
"Why yes I do."

Those are some small examples but registry locations, locations of where OS's and Applications keep their files, etc directly translates into useful info in Forensics/Security. We even had someone join my last company as an Associate (sort of entry level) that worked IT for 15yrs, no formal Forensics/Security training, but after a while, he was doing quite well. I think it'd be important to tailor your resume to show you know some of the requisite info and bring it home in an interview.

Comment P-Touch (Score 1) 250 250

I worked in a computer forensics lab and we had several road kits. I labeled all the power supplies, devices, etc with a P-Touch so they didn't get mixed up on someone else's kit. It at least cleared up confusion as to what belongs to who when we went on big collections. :)

Comment Re:Yes (Score 1) 397 397

the key phrase: and no warrants shall issue

FTFY. The whole idea is that no warrant is issued. Otherwise, as normal, a prosecutor would need to show a judge probable cause to issue a warrant to seize the phone. This is happening at the scene where the judiciary is not a factor.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 397 397

Well, it is relevant actually as one is legal, one is not. Currently, in most states I am aware of regarding enacted cell phone laws, hands free is ok. IANAL, but I would agree that evidence of the text messages would only be circumstantial and again while IANAL, enough circumstantial evidence can be shown in court to convince a jury of your arguments. Taking this piece of the pie out hinders that.

Comment No. (Score 1) 397 397

Check that, FUCK no. As a new NJ resident this is stupid. What if the text was "written" hands free using Siri, etc? How exactly do you know crash times? What if it wasn't a deadly accident and someone made a phone call right after. It could be argued that you were on the phone before the crash, depending on whose clock you time the accident on. What if your cellphone has a password? Can they then compel you at the scene to give it up? I wouldn't. :P

Disobedience: The silver lining to the cloud of servitude. -- Ambrose Bierce