[Gllug] Phone scam?

Philip Hands phil at hands.com
Tue Apr 19 13:20:48 UTC 2011

On Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:59:56 +0100, sean <S.Tohill at westminster.ac.uk> wrote:
> many police forces are moving away from having police officers doing 
> computer forensics work and are hiring civilian technical officers 
> instead, mostly with a job spec that includes computer related degree. 
> their abilities are a different discussion.

The UKUUG spring conference included a talk on Digital Forensics by
someone who gets hired by the police -- in questions afterwards he said
that he rarely/never gets calls asking him to analyse GNU/Linux systems
(despite being perfectly capable, and IIRC saying that he preferred
using Free Software tools).

He was unwilling to speculate whether this is because criminals don't
use GNU/Linux, or whether the ones that do don't get caught.  ;-)

Cheers, Phil.
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