Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $299,940)
Forensic science is the application of established scientific techniques to the identification, collection, and examination of evidence from crime scenes, the interpretation of laboratory findings, and the presentation of findings in judicial proceedings. The DNA silo project seeks to provide a forensic tool that enables the computer forensic examiner to break the password on a password-protected file allowing them to examine that file. The UnMask project seeks to provide a forensic tool that allows the computer forensic examiner to examine a spoofed email and to determine where it originated.
Florida State University will continue work on various Electronic Crime Investigative Technologies, including, but not limited to, Predator and Prey Alert System, Distributed Network Attack for Large Scale Code Breaking, and UnMask.