* Posts by Lee Whitfield

5 posts • joined 20 Aug 2007

Shadow Analyser speeds digital analysis of recovery files

Lee Whitfield

Addressing some points

First of all the process described on the Microsoft website means that the volumes with the VSS enabled must be run on a VSS enabled computer to extract the data. Shadow Analyser will allow investigators and data recovery people to use a disk image, without the need for mounting, and recover data that way. These files have essentially been reverse engineered so that we know what blocks belong to where without having to use a computer with VSS enabled. This means that it is also operating system agnostic too so you could view the contents of a shadow volume whether on OS X, Linux, XP, Vista, etc.

Second, when you securely erase files on a VSS enabled system the files are still stored on a volume shadow file so, unless you turn off the VSS service (thereby losing all system restore capabilities) any securely erased files will still be contained with the shadow file.

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Day dawns for Pentagon hacker Lords appeal

Lee Whitfield

Well...

First of all, most people on here are assuming he is telling the truth. If you were in his position would you be entirely truthful or not? Let's face it, regardless of his intentions he confesses to breaking the law.

Second of all, if you look at our own law here in England - especially the computer misuse act, you see that any crime committed against computer systems here are considered to be punishable here regardless of where the attack came from. US law is much the same. However this does not mean that other countries have to abide by this ruling unless certain treaties are in place - unfortunately for McKinnon such treaties ARE in place between Britain and the US so unless he can get this overturned there is nothing he can do.

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God makes you stupid, researchers claim

Lee Whitfield

@ Jonathan

"Personally though, I'm not surprised at all. Look at the US - its full of people who vote for Bush and think evolution is a lie. Coincidentally, most of those are Christian."

Glad to see that ignorance is not limited to just us religious types - what a comment to make. People like you make me ashamed to be British.

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Lee Whitfield

Interesting theory...

As a religious man I have seen my fair share of persecution from those people that obviously have higher IQs than myself.

While I sit being tolerable of other people's beliefs (or no belief) I am consistently scorned by others and their 'higher thinking'.

What a pity it is that more people don't take more interest in pure religion - this being practicing what you believe.

I might also point out the following statement from the article:

"Why should fewer academics believe in God than the general population? I believe it is simply a matter of the IQ. Academics have higher IQs than the general population."

Seems as if he's calling everyone stupid here. I personally went to university but don't really consider myself an academic in the sense that this man means, but I do have an IQ of 143. I believe in God and I am not ashamed to admit it.

I am reminded of a quote I once heard... "If your mind is not open, please ensure your mouth stays the same way."

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Pirated Simpsons movie traced to phone

Lee Whitfield

How they likely found him

If this guy was not smart enough to follow a few simple steps then it would be fairly simple to find the guy.

Depending on what phone he used to record the movie there would be metadata stored inside the recording such as the date and time recording was made, the phone type used to record it and even the serial number of the phone.

The authorities would only need to track down the supplier, the store the phone was bought from, and to whom the phone was issued. Not too difficult if the government and the service provider are pressured from such organisations as the MPAA, etc.

Much the same thing as what happened with the latest Harry Potter book.

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