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LinuxWorld Australia: Police, Penguin Join Forces on Forensics

Dec 06, 2002, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sandra Rossi)

"Australian federal and state law enforcement agencies have introduced the Linux platform as a new crime fighting tool with the New South Wales state computer crime unit recently installing 40 boxes with triple boot systems.

"The installation complements a Linux-based forensic tool being used by law enforcement, called the Storage Media Archival and Recovery Tool (Smart), which was developed by U.S. forensic computer scientist Andrew Scott Rosen of Data Recovery & Acquisition and Analysis.

"Rosen is in Australia with U.S. Linux expert Thomas Rude installing and configuring the machines, which have also been introduced by the Australian Federal Police, Attorney General's office and the Defense Signals Directorate..."

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