Forensics For Technology – What Is It?

Forensics technology has become a broad field of investigation that refers to the scientific evidence used in criminal cases. This physical evidence is comprised of scientific collection, and its analysis. There are many new aspects of this type of technology geared toward evidence or establishing facts to be used in civil or criminal proceedings.

One of the technical areas that have much to offer is digital software. Criminals and terrorists have the opportunity to use a wide variety of electronic devices in their crimes. As crimes with a digital component are on the increase, it is necessary for law enforcement to have the equipment to counter these crimes. Digital forensic software has the capacity to recover data from a computer that has been reformatted or repartitioned

Other applicable software programs:

• A program capable of wiping a hard drive clean
• A spy type of software can locate hidden partitions, plus, quickly process large hard drives, and more.
• Images can be compresses into “flat” images from floppy disks for analysis
• A “partition manager” that examines all partitions on a hard drive and can switch them around or even hide them
• A new write blocker program protects computer information more effectively than past programs

The science which interprets image content is forensic image analysis. Several companies have produced efficient equipment that cut cost and speed up investigations. The equipment is designed to do comparison photography, analysis the content, photogrammetry (using photographs to make measurements) and to authenticate the image. Through a variety of techniques, mega data, pixil aspect ratios,and errors are utilized to extract information from video, photographs and animations. This is effective even when an individual has attempted to clock the evidence.

One of the newer tools is video forensics, which is primarily the scientific examination and evaluation of multimedia evidence in legal matters. The goal of this technology is to produce an accurate picture of evidence for a judge and jury to help determine the verdict in a civil or criminal case. In addition, this technology uses processing techniques to enhance video footage, refine grainy photographs, and to enhance a particular person or an object in a video footage, plus it converts digital video into specific formats for forensic analysis. This type of work is important in solving cases for law enforcement, security, surveillance and even military operations.

Data recovery is a process used for legal purposes to retrieve data from computers. It is much more difficult to erase all the information from a computer than most people realize. The purpose of data recovery is to retrieve lost or deleted information. The mined data is done using a process of collection, analysis, and then preservation. With the successful completion of these steps the computer expert will have the lost data to present to the court. This technology may be used in civil or criminal proceedings to provide evidence for the court.

If forensic describes evidence that can be used in court, then it also must cover the technology and science necessary to provide this evidence. A forensic investigation is conducted in a lawful manner, establishing facts and evidences that have been thoroughly examined, keeping in mind the chain of custody, to be presented in a courtroom. Subdivisions that exist under this area of investigation are firewall forensics, database forensics and mobile device forensics.


Be An Expert In Computer Forensic

Computer forensics is an emerging field. There are great job opening in this fields in government as well as private institutions. Now, the technology is growing at a greater pace, so the demand for experts to tackle the crimes in this field is also increasing. The evidences found out by a computer forensic expert are legally accepted in most of the countries.

The police department will also be taking the assistance of forensics experts. They can have a great contribution to crimes related to terrorism. Most of the organizers of the crime will be using the internet technology, therefore an expert in this field can only hack their identity. Many corporate offices are also choosing forensic experts to solve the crimes in their organization. The scientific methodology behind the crimes is solved by experts.

There are many cases where the crimes have been solved by the experts and the victim is punished legally with the forensic evidences. The secret information in the police department, government offices, corporate office and other fields are kept safe to avoid hackers. The hacking of confidential details is legally punishable.These type of crimes can be proved and established by an expert forensic investigator.

The digital information can be accessed by a forensic investigator. Malpractices in the government law affairs with the use of technology can be prevented by an established investigator of forensic. The information on computer hard drive and other digital media will be the evidence collected by them. Financial theft in Multinational companies is caught by the help of forensic investigators. They can have an employment in the corporate fields also to safeguard the company projects details and other information.

This potential field is giving many job opportunities to the future generation. There are many colleges and universities offering the course for forensic technology.


Frontiers of Information Technology & Super Science of Astrology – Where Do They Match?

Frontiers of Information Technology& Super Science of Astrology-Where do they match? We all know how much IT (Information Technology) has helped in doing calculations for astrology in a few seconds as compared to hours taken in the past. This it has lead to spread of astrology- at least the calculations are there without much effort! Now have you wondered how astrology could still be a science – despite some one looking at the chart based on lagna, or looking on your chart based on moon sign or even sun sign?

This is the very reason “scientists” declare it as a fraud and a pseudo science. Which it is NOT. It is based on chance/probability estimate of an event to happen- like would marriage happen in 2009, what is the chance of the same? Is it 30%, 60% to more- there is no YES/NO answer as we generally give in sciences.

But we do the same in quantum physics; in market prediction/economics software- we talk in terms of probabilities and chance-don’t we? The why is it that astrology is an outcaste? Let us analyze this based on two case studies.

A) Judgment from various Ascendants- How correct is it?: How can it be true that astrologers prefer lagna fro predictions, and some prefer moon sign for predictions and some Navamsa-but still mostly astrology could be treated in the purview of science. One of the simple ways to resolve this enigma is- that to give weight age to each way of looking at the chart: Lagna = 50%, Moon = 30%, Navamsa = x% Etc. So even if an astrologer sees marital conflict due to difference in opinion (Saturn being there) based on Lagna only- still he is fairly safe if Moon sign chart/rasi chart give neutral indications. So essentially what an astrologer is doing is assigning different weights to different charts and then drawing a judgment. This is very much done in sciences as well- the most of the intelligent systems take into account for this, so we can see how modern IT does connect to astrology. Fuzziness means- one cannot say that YES or NO, where YES=1 and NO= 0 . You could have in-between value like 0.4. So if lagan says fights on the marital front, but rasi says no- one could say the chance of fights is 50%. That is most of the time you are friendly but there could be occasions of intense fights. The intensity time frame would be predicted based on dasha or transits.

B) Concept of Good and Bad Astrologer? Have you ever wondered why there is a concept of good, bad or better astrologer? Let us explore the same? Let us analyze the above kundli, where mars maha dasha is ON, active, and let us see how astrologers of different insights might view it.

Case 1= Average Astrologer: Now an average astrologer would say – Your Mars is averagely placed in Virgo and mars being a natural malefic/bad planet, so fights in general could be there, as it is in 2nd house so problems in profession(2nd house has an indirect bearing on profession).

Case 2 = Medium astrologer If and astrologer goes deeper, say a better astrologer, he would further add value and say Rahu is in rashi of mars, hence it would give its energy as well: So the reading could get modified to , fights would be there and would be of sudden nature(due to rahu),problems in profession- much more problems in profession and obstacles- that would be of a sudden nature(Rahu effects taken up)

Case 3: Better astrologer: Now a still better astrologer would say, that since Rahu gets energy from Saturn in 7th house(3rd full aspect), so expect fights, resulting in coldness, general problems/coldness in profession- much more problems/delay in profession and obstacles and that also suddenly( so this way we have incorporated the effects of Saturn as well). One could go on adding more and more value to the readings depending on the astrologer’s knowledge/skill base. In any of the above cases- is any astrologer lying or not telling the truth? No not really- all are fine and could be accommodated, with conclusions given below.

C) Conclusion: So we notice as we add more and more information/knowledge is added to the prediction the better the predictions become. Also you can see that none of the above astrologer case 1 to case 3 is WRONG. But the some one is relatively better than others. Just like an economist is better than other- no one can accurately predict the markets. Also at the same time – we can conclude the more right knowledge an astrologer has better the prediction. So in astrology one cannot make YES or NO assertion, one can only predict the chances, which matches with the law of karma.

So frontier of IT- the fuzzy systems/quantum computing. Also there is No YES or NO, they are some where in-between say yes= 1.0 and No = 0, but any fuzzy system9Like economy, astrology, sociology) could be 0.5 or 0.75 etc.

As we discussed Astrology is much more complex than economic systems looking at it prime facie with very complex and non linear elements in it. So it needs much higher methods like IT to solve the mystery, than saying it is defunct or makes not “scientific sense”. So may be a doctors may say after examining a patient tone type of medicine, but when systems very complex like astrology are concerned – there is bound to be subjectivity.

So may be on astrologer would try to strengthen the lord of marriage the other world try to do something different. Also the judgment of the house of marriage would vary some what depending on astrologer’s experience (compare it closely with economic systems) So does subjectivity mean it is unscientific? NO.

Good Luck and don’t be afraid of any pseudo scientist telling you…