forensics

Trump

No Evidence the White House Video of Jim Acosta Was Doctored, Forensic Expert Says

But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t make people angry.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.8.18
wildlife crime

DNA Forensics Is Helping Authorities to Catch Elephant Ivory Cartels

Scientists have created a novel DNA mapping tool that has exposed the secretive web of ivory trafficking in Africa.
Sarah Emerson
9.19.18
OpSec

Forensic Linguist Says 'Lodestar' Can't Tell Us Who Burned Trump in New York Times Op-Ed

Guessing the anonymous author of the Trump op-ed in The New York Times based on the use of the word ‘lodestar’ is “entirely useless,” according to a forensic linguist.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.6.18
Phone Crackers

Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature

“Grayshift has gone to great lengths to future proof their technology and stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.”
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.14.18
DNA Data

Public DNA Database Cracked the Golden State Killer Case, Police Say

Authorities were led to Joseph James DeAngelo by cross-checking his genetic data on GEDmatch, a free and open-source DNA database.
Sarah Emerson
4.27.18
Phone Crackers

Someone Is Trying to Extort iPhone Crackers GrayShift With Leaked Code

Last week an unknown party started to publish code snippets from iPhone unlocking tool GrayKey. To stop, the extortionists are demanding 2 bitcoin, but they may not have more code to offer.
Joseph Cox
4.24.18
Phone Crackers

The Cat-and-Mouse Game Between Apple and the Manufacturer of an iPhone Unlocking Tool

The confusion over a security feature in the iOS 11.3 beta shows Apple might be trying to hinder GrayKey, the popular iPhone-unlocking device for cops.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
4.18.18
Aviators

Amelia Earhart Likely Died on Nikumaroro, Study Finds

Bones recovered on the remote Pacific island are more similar to Earhart than "99 percent of individuals in a large reference sample."
Becky Ferreira
3.9.18
Internet Insecurity

FBI Hacker Says Apple Are 'Jerks' and 'Evil Geniuses' for Encrypting iPhones

An FBI forensic expert lambasted Apple for making iPhones hard to hack into.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.10.18
CSI: Olden Days

Meet Detective X, the Founder of Federal Forensic Science

Wilmer Souder consulted on the FBI crime lab and worked on the Lindbergh kidnapping—but then we forgot about him.
Alexandra Ossola
3.8.17
Apple

Meet Cellebrite, the Israeli Company Reportedly Cracking iPhones for the FBI

Reports of Cellebrite's involvement are currently unconfirmed, but the company does have a long history of working with the FBI and other US agencies.
Joseph Cox
3.23.16
crime

Jack the Ripper's Final Victim Is Being Exhumed

Will DNA evidence finally identify the world's most mythologized serial killer?
Michael Byrne
8.1.15
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