Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Computer Forensic Jobs in Sydney.

One of the best organisations in Australia for advancing your career as a digital forensic investigator is now recruiting. The New South Wales Police Force State Electronic Evidence branch (SEEB) have a few positions opened for the qualified candidates.

What you get is a secure government job; good training; convenient location not far from Sydney Central Station; exposure to a wide variety of criminal cases, which provides you with an extremely valuable in this industry 'law-enforcement experience'.

Additionally, there are some great people over there with an extensive hands-on experience to learn from.

I suggest to check the selection criteria first, as there are strict conditions placed on the potential candidates in terms of qualifications and skills and of course criminal history.

Actually, there are two positions that are directly related to Computer Forensics, one forensic examiner and one R&D position. The third is a position for Sysadmin.

For those who interested, here is a link to these advertised jobs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 installation problems.

It appears that new Ubuntu 9.10 has a bug that may interfere with a smooth installation process normally offered by this distribution. Some SATA drives are not recognised by Ubuntu partitioning tool. These SATA drives however are visible via fdisk -l command or by gparted tool.

The problem appears to be caused by dmraid. Dmraid provides support for 'software RAIDs'. If normal LiveCD is used, then booting this CD and removing dmraid via synaptic is the easiest way to deal with this problem. After removing dmraid, installation can begin as per normal. Alternate installation CD allows "nodmraid" option, which can be accessed by pressing F6 at boot time.

Ubuntu 9.10 is now using "fourth extended file system" by default, speaking of which SMART-2009-11-08 is out. The new version provides "enhanced support for EXT4 file system".