Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 October 2014 – A trough of low pressure extending from near the northern Leeward Islands northeastward over the Atlantic for a few hundred miles is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.Upper-level winds are currently marginally conducive, and some development of this disturbance is possible during the next day or so while it moves west-northwestward to northwestward at 10 to 15 mph. After that time, conditions are forecast to become unfavorable for tropical cyclone formation.* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…30 percent.* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…30 percent. Weekend Weather Watch – storms and general TCI weather for weekend Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:tropical cyclone, tropical depression Recommended for you System becomes Tropical Storm Danny Tropical Watch with three systems being monitored
Posted: February 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom February 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter How to get your taxes done for free KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In San Diego County there are several ways to get your taxes done for free and get money back with the Earned Income Tax Credit.Nancy Sasaki, President and CEO, United Way of San Diego County along with William York, Executive Vice President, 2-1-1 San Diego stopped by Good Morning San Diego with some advice on filing taxes.According to United Way of San Diego County if you make about $54,900 or less annually, you can get your taxes done for free in person at 61 sites across the San Diego County. If your household makes $66,000 or less annually, you may be eligible to file your taxes online for free at myfreetaxes.org.In 2018, the San Diego EITC Coalition brought more than $40 million in federal and state refunds back to 31,000 residents in San Diego communities.San Diegans may qualify for federal EITC if they make $54,000 per year or less, and they may qualify for Cal EITC if they make $25,000 or less. New this year: Cal EITC is available to young adults, 18-24, and seniors, 65 years and older, without qualifying children in their household, said 2-1-1 San Diego.To learn more, see if you qualify or book an appointment, call 2-1-1 or visit myfreetaxes.org.
Kolkata: A 43-year-old doctor committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of a room in his house at Chetla on Thursday evening.Police said the victim, Amlan Dutta, was found hanging from the ceiling fan at around 4 pm on Thursday. Police was informed soon after it came to the notice and he was taken to SSKM Hospital where he was declared brought dead.Police initiated a probe in this connection and sent the body for an autopsy. A police officer said apparently no external marks of injury were found on his body. But they are waiting for the autopsy report in order to come to a final conclusion about whether there was any foul play behind his death. No suicide note was found from the room where he was found hanging and cops are trying to ascertain the exact reason that forced him to take such a step. Police will also speak to the family members of the victim to know whether he was passing through any problem. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn another incident, the decomposed body of a 48-year-old man was found in a room where he used to stay as a tenant. The victim was orginially a resident of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and he came to Kolkata for work. Police are trying to ascertain the exact reason behind the death of the person. They suspect that he had died a couple of days ago. On Thursday, locals got foul smell and reported the matter to the police, who rushed to the spot and sent the decomposed body to SSKM Hospital. . They are trying to find out whether there is any foul play behind the incident and also spoke to the locals who told the police that they never found anything suspicious in his behaviour.
Kolkata: The nearly four-month long drama over Bidhannagar Mayor and Trinamool Congrss dissident leader Sabyasachi Dutta seemed headed towards a climax with the party clipping his wings and asking him to quit its fold, besides dubbing the leader as “Mir Jafar”, empowering the municipal corporation’s deputy mayor to take over most of the mayoral responsibilities. The decision to virtually make Dutta, who has been taking pot shots at the party leadership for months, a lameduck mayor was taken at a meeting chaired by Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim in the presence of a majority of corporation councillors. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Dutta, a local legislator, however, seemed unperturbed, and invited BJP leader Mukul Roy for dinner at a posh club. Asked whether it does not constitute breach of discipline, Dutta said: “Mukul Roy has come to give me his advice as he thinks I am in a bit of a problem. But I am yet to get any letter or call from the party about any such decision.” Roy said Dutta had helped the BJP in the just concluded Lok Sabha polls, but gave an evasive reply to a poser as to whether the mayor would join the saffron outfit. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state “He has to take a decision first, and tell us about his intention. Then we will decide,” said Roy. Dutta, on his part, said that he continues to be the mayor as a person holding the post cannot be removed through such an informal meeting of councillors. Last week on Thursday, Hakim went hammer and tongs against Dutta for hobnobbing with Roy – “a person who is our enemy and has a hand in killing our workers, beating up our activists and torching our party offices”. Hakim said Dutta’s actions and statements were causing “big embarrassment” to the party. He said he has placed a report regarding Dutta before the party’s disciplinary committee. “We can’t tolerate somebody behaving in such a manner while being in the party. so I will definitely urge the disciplinary committee to take the strongest possible action against him. He is indispensable. He is free to leave the party,” he said. “He is a traitor, he is a Mir Jafar,” said Hakim about Dutta, who had led a march of disgruntled state electricity board employees at its headquarters on Tuesday demanding a salary hike. The rallyists had ransacked the office. But Sabyasachi responded within hours. “If by leading a march of workers, I become a Mir Jafar, then I would choose to lead more such marches,” he said. Trinamool disciplinary committee chairman Partha Chatterjee said “if anybody sullies the image of the party, irrespective of his stature, the party would take the requisite action.” There have been speculations over Dutta’s political intentions ever since Trinamool turned BJP leader Mukul Roy dropped in at his Salt Lake residence before the elections. The incident was followed by a controversy over a social media post that apparently came from Dutta’s mobile.
Digital forensics involves the preservation, acquisition, documentation, analysis, and interpretation of evidence from various storage media types. It is not only limited to laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile devices but also extends to data in transit which is transmitted across public or private networks. In this tutorial, we will cover how one can carry out digital forensics with Autopsy. Autopsy is a digital forensics platform and graphical interface to the sleuth kit and other digital forensics tools. This article is an excerpt taken from the book, ‘Digital Forensics with Kali Linux‘, written by Shiva V.N. Parasram. Let’s proceed with the analysis using the Autopsy browser by first getting acquainted with the different ways to start Autopsy. Starting Autopsy Autopsy can be started in two ways. The first uses the Applications menu by clicking on Applications | 11 – Forensics | autopsy: Alternatively, we can click on the Show applications icon (last item in the side menu) and type autopsy into the search bar at the top-middle of the screen and then click on the autopsy icon: Once the autopsy icon is clicked, a new terminal is opened showing the program information along with connection details for opening The Autopsy Forensic Browser. In the following screenshot, we can see that the version number is listed as 2.24 with the path to the Evidence Locker folder as /var/lib/autopsy: To open the Autopsy browser, position the mouse over the link in the terminal, then right-click and choose Open Link, as seen in the following screenshot: Creating a new case To create a new case, follow the given steps: When the Autopsy Forensic Browser opens, investigators are presented with three options. Click on NEW CASE: Enter details for the Case Name, Description, and Investigator Names. For the Case Name, I’ve entered SP-8-dftt, as it closely matches the image name (8-jpeg-search.dd), which we will be using for this investigation. Once all information is entered, click NEW CASE: Several investigator name fields are available, as there may be instances where several investigators may be working together. The locations of the Case directory and Configuration file are displayed and shown as created. It’s important to take note of the case directory location, as seen in the screenshot: Case directory (/var/lib/autopsy/SP-8-dftt/) created. Click ADD HOST to continue: Enter the details for the Host Name (name of the computer being investigated) and the Description of the host. Optional settings: Time zone: Defaults to local settings, if not specified Timeskew Adjustment: Adds a value in seconds to compensate for time differences Path of Alert Hash Database: Specifies the path of a created database of known bad hashes Path of Ignore Hash Database: Specifies the path of a created database of known good hashes similar to the NIST NSRL: Click on the ADD HOST button to continue. Once the host is added and directories are created, we add the forensic image we want to analyze by clicking the ADD IMAGE button: Click on the ADD IMAGE FILE button to add the image file: To import the image for analysis, the full path must be specified. On my machine, I’ve saved the image file (8-jpeg-search.dd) to the Desktop folder. As such, the location of the file would be /root/Desktop/ 8-jpeg-search.dd. For the Import Method, we choose Symlink. This way the image file can be imported from its current location (Desktop) to the Evidence Locker without the risks associated with moving or copying the image file. If you are presented with the following error message, ensure that the specified image location is correct and that the forward slash (/) is used: Upon clicking Next, the Image File Details are displayed. To verify the integrity of the file, select the radio button for Calculate the hash value for this image, and select the checkbox next to Verify hash after importing? The File System Details section also shows that the image is of a ntfs partition. Click on the ADD button to continue: After clicking the ADD button in the previous screenshot, Autopsy calculates the MD5 hash and links the image into the evidence locker. Press OK to continue: At this point, we’re just about ready to analyze the image file. If there are multiple cases listed in the gallery area from any previous investigations you may have worked on, be sure to choose the 8-jpeg-search.dd file and case: Before proceeding, we can click on the IMAGE DETAILS option. This screen gives detail such as the image name, volume ID, file format, file system, and also allows for the extraction of ASCII, Unicode, and unallocated data to enhance and provide faster keyword searches. Click on the back button in the browser to return to the previous menu and continue with the analysis: Before clicking on the ANALYZE button to start our investigation and analysis, we can also verify the integrity of the image by creating an MD5 hash, by clicking on the IMAGE INTEGRITY button: Several other options exist such as FILE ACTIVITY TIMELINES, HASH DATABASES, and so on. We can return to these at any point in the investigation. After clicking on the IMAGE INTEGRITY button, the image name and hash are displayed. Click on the VALIDATE button to validate the MD5 hash: The validation results are displayed in the lower-left corner of the Autopsy browser window: We can see that our validation was successful, with matching MD5 hashes displayed in the results. Click on the CLOSE button to continue. To begin our analysis, we click on the ANALYZE button: Analysis using Autopsy Now that we’ve created our case, added host information with appropriate directories, and added our acquired image, we get to the analysis stage. After clicking on the ANALYZE button (see the previous screenshot), we’re presented with several options in the form of tabs, with which to begin our investigation: Let’s look at the details of the image by clicking on the IMAGE DETAILS tab. In the following snippet, we can see the Volume Serial Number and the operating system (Version) listed as Windows XP: Next, we click on the FILE ANALYSIS tab. This mode opens into File Browsing Mode, which allows the examination of directories and files within the image. Directories within the image are listed by default in the main view area: In File Browsing Mode, directories are listed with the Current Directory specified as C:/. For each directory and file, there are fields showing when the item was WRITTEN, ACCESSED, CHANGED, and CREATED, along with its size and META data: WRITTEN: The date and time the file was last written to ACCESSED: The date and time the file was last accessed (only the date is accurate) CHANGED: The date and time the descriptive data of the file was modified CREATED: The data and time the file was created META: Metadata describing the file and information about the file: For integrity purposes, MD5 hashes of all files can be made by clicking on the GENERATE MD5 LIST OF FILES button. Investigators can also make notes about files, times, anomalies, and so on, by clicking on the ADD NOTE button: The left pane contains four main features that we will be using: Directory Seek: Allows for the searching of directories File Name Search: Allows for the searching of files by Perl expressions or filenames ALL DELETED FILES: Searches the image for deleted files EXPAND DIRECTORIES: Expands all directories for easier viewing of contents By clicking on EXPAND DIRECTORIES, all contents are easily viewable and accessible within the left pane and main window. The + next to a directory indicates that it can be further expanded to view subdirectories (++) and their contents: To view deleted files, we click on the ALL DELETED FILES button in the left pane. Deleted files are marked in red and also adhere to the same format of WRITTEN, ACCESSED, CHANGED, and CREATED times. From the following screenshot, we can see that the image contains two deleted files: We can also view more information about this file by clicking on its META entry. By viewing the metadata entries of a file (last column to the right), we can also view the hexadecimal entries for the file, which may give the true file extensions, even if the extension was changed. In the preceding screenshot, the second deleted file (file7.hmm) has a peculiar file extension of .hmm. Click on the META entry (31-128-3) to view the metadata: Under the Attributes section, click on the first cluster labelled 1066 to view header information of the file: We can see that the first entry is .JFIF, which is an abbreviation for JPEG File Interchange Format. This means that the file7.hmm file is an image file but had its extension changed to .hmm. Sorting files Inspecting the metadata of each file may not be practical with large evidence files. For such an instance, the FILE TYPE feature can be used. This feature allows for the examination of existing (allocated), deleted (unallocated), and hidden files. Click on the FILE TYPE tab to continue: Click Sort files into categories by type (leave the default-checked options as they are) and then click OK to begin the sorting process: Once sorting is complete, a results summary is displayed. In the following snippet, we can see that there are five Extension Mismatches: To view the sorted files, we must manually browse to the location of the output folder, as Autopsy 2.4 does not support viewing of sorted files. To reveal this location, click on View Sorted Files in the left pane: The output folder locations will vary depending on the information specified by the user when first creating the case, but can usually be found at /var/lib/autopsy///output/sorter-vol#/index.html. Once the index.html file has been opened, click on the Extension Mismatch link: The five listed files with mismatched extensions should be further examined by viewing metadata content, with notes added by the investigator. Reopening cases in Autopsy Cases are usually ongoing and can easily be restarted by starting Autopsy and clicking on OPEN CASE: In the CASE GALLERY, be sure to choose the correct case name and, from there, continue your examination: To recap, we looked at forensics using the Autopsy Forensic Browser with The Sleuth Kit. Compared to individual tools, Autopsy has case management features and supports various types of file analysis, searching, and sorting of allocated, unallocated, and hidden files. Autopsy can also perform hashing on a file and directory levels to maintain evidence integrity. If you enjoyed reading this article, do check out, ‘Digital Forensics with Kali Linux‘ to take your forensic abilities and investigations to a professional level, catering to all aspects of a digital forensic investigation from hashing to reporting. Read Next: What is Digital Forensics? IoT Forensics: Security in an always connected world where things talk Working with Forensic Evidence Container Recipes
Friday, March 1, 2019 TORONTO — The final numbers won’t be in until May but Suzie Sponder, Senior Director of Communications, U.S. & Canada for the Greater Miami CVB, says she’s confident that the 2018 Canadian visitor stats to the city will be strong.“Canada has consistently been our number one international market and I don’t anticipate that changing,” said Sponder last night at Miami’s annual Toronto media reception, taking place high above the sparkling city lights on the 36th floor of the TD Tower, at Stratus.PortMiami is the cruise capital of the world and the city also boasts more airlines flying into its airport than any other city in the U.S. Miami is also a main stop for the Brightline train, connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach since May 2018. In November 2018 the Virgin Group took over the rail line as part of Virgin Trains USA and announced plans to rebrand Brightline sometime this year.Most Canadians have one thing on their minds when they plan a Miami vacation: sun. But at some point, jokes Sponder, “you’re going to get sunburned and you’ll want to come indoors.”Miami is famous for its Art Basel art show, at Miami Beach, as well as for its golf, its Art Deco architecture and its thriving neighbourhoods, from Little Havana and Little Haiti to the Design District. Art fans will also want to check out Miami’s Wynwood district, with the best and largest collection of mural art in the world.For more details see miamiandbeaches.com. << Previous PostNext Post >> Devin Kinasz Posted by Canada looks to retain its number one status with Miami Share