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Computer security researchers put themselves into the minds of cybercriminals to figure out what they might do next. Nitesh Saxena, Ph.D., takes a different approach. His mission is to get inside the minds of users—quite literally, in his latest project—to figure out how to protect them from new attacks.
April 08, 2013

Forensic Science in 3D

Reports that 3D printers can make working guns and bullets have law enforcement officials worried. But 3D printing is also being used to fight crime.
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers have developed simple but effective techniques to prevent sophisticated malware from secretly attacking smartphones.
The Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a $250,000 donation from Facebook in recognition of the center’s role in tracking international criminals behind social-media botnet Koobface as well as other spammers.
Internet Identity (IID), a provider of technologies and services that help organizations secure Internet presence, has graciously sponsored another year of scholarships for students in the computer forensics program.
Gary Warner, UAB’s director of Research and Computer Forensics, will be featured on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in a story about the FBI Trident Breach case.
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