Your on-line activity: The emperor has no clothes

Your on-line activity: The emperor has no clothes

A story is told of an Emperor who allowed himself to be dressed in the finest suite of new clothes, which he had been told “had the special capability that it was invisible to anyone who was either stupid or not fit for his position.”  In his special suite, he held a procession through town, never admitting that he was too unfit and stupid to see what he was wearing. He was afraid that people would think that he was stupid.  The story goes on that “all the townspeople wildly praised the magnificent clothes of the emperor, afraid to admit […] Read more

How to avoid being a cyber-crime victim, part 2

How to avoid being a cyber-crime victim, part 2

One of the cyber crime investigators creeds is that “no cyber criminal is too smart to leave no digital traces.” Smart thieves leave few traces. But there will always be something to link the crime to a suspect.

And that is how a cyber-crime investigator established the name and mobile number of the suspect and gave the information to Uganda Police, who then obtained a court order for a call log printout from the telecom company. Together with the email header information, the physical location of the suspect’s office was established. With a search warrant, police visited the suspect’s offices in […] Read more