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  1. Photo software could put crime scenes in focus

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kanglei Wang kanglei.wang@scmp.com The image of crime-fighting technology just got a lot sharper with the unveiling yesterday of home-grown software designed to take the blur out ... licence plate numbers from blurred images of vehicles. It can also be used to focus in on and clarify the faces of suspects pictured running from a crime scene. Jia has presented the results ...

  2. Hong Kong a sitting duck for online crime

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nathan Griffiths Hong Kong's reputation as a finance and e-commerce hub and its proximity to the mainland make the city an attractive target for online crime, say security firms who specialise in preventing such crimes. Greg Burns, vice-president of marketing at Prolexic, one of the earliest companies in the world to deal in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, said ...

  3. Pupils learn dangers of internet crime

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan Online crime is a growing menace worldwide, but a number of pupils have used their creative skills to show they are well aware of the dangers. About 600 youngsters from primary ... in the primary-school category, while Tang King Po School won among secondary schools. The 'Protect Yourself from Crime and Predators Online' competition attracted more than 100 entries. Pupils had ...

  4. HKU research helps put a face to suspects in crime-fighting

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scientists at the university believe they have a solution to this problem and expect their cutting-edge research to be a major boost for crime-fighting. The newly developed software detects ...

  5. New weapon to fight hi-tech crime

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Crime fighters hope software to be introduced soon will help foil computer crooks who are using ever more sophisticated ways to hide evidence. The police technology crime division will use the software to collect data from computers that might have been used in crimes. They say the software, developed by Australian police and dubbed Spada (system preview and data ...

  6. Warning against 'botnet' crime wave

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or other programmes and set up what is called a 'botnet'- a network of zombie computers that they can use for crime such as extortion or sending out junk e-mails. The police said ... payments from the owners,' said Superintendent Patrick Lam Cheuk-ping, of the Technology Crime Division. In one of the biggest cases, police in the Netherlands arrested three people in October ...

  7. Crime pays

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... builders who are jumping on the bandwagon to get a slice of the booming home-security business. Asahi Glass has developed 'crime-preventive, sensor-equipped glass', while Matsushita Electric Works has for a few years now taken its portable showroom on tour. It features 12 anti-crime devices installed on gates, doors and windows, demonstrating how these hi-tech systems can ...

  8. Computer crimes up, but few arrests

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The number of computer crimes recorded in the first nine months of this year was nearly 70 per cent more than that for the whole of last year, but only one in 10 cases resulted in arrests. ... online games service providers. There were 454 computer crimes up to the end of September, 67 per cent more than the 272 cases in the whole of last year. Among the 454 cases, 283 involved access ...

  9. Progress made in fight against cyber crime

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Some of the greatest beneficiaries of the information technology revolution have been criminals. Computers allow them to commit new kinds of crimes, to organise and perpetrate traditional offences faster and more efficiently than ever, and to do so with an unprecedented degree of anonymity. That is the bad news. But as delegates to the Second Asia Cyber Crime Summit ...

  10. Surge in cyber crime a result of hacking

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The number of computer crimes in the first half of this year was more than the total for all of last year, the latest police figures show. Following a surge in the number of hacking reports, there were 299 computer crimes in the six months to June, compared with 272 last year and 235 in 2001. The 299 cases included 219 involving hacking, 45 online business deceptions and nine ...




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