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Thursday, June 30, 2022

NIST Tracks Software for Investigations

Broader than just software related aspects it seems,  digital files in any criminal  investigation,  will this lead to privacy objections? 

NIST Update to Software Reference Library Will Aid Criminal Investigations  

NIST, June 27, 2022

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) updated its National Software Reference Library (NSRL) to make it easier to search through data on electronic equipment seized in police raids during criminal investigations. In the database's first major update in 20 years, the number and type of records in the database were broadened to reflect the growing diversity of digital files that law enforcement might find on a device. NIST also has revised the records' format to make the NSRL more searchable. The SQLite format makes it easier for users to create tailored filters to screen files for desired content. Said NIST's Doug White, “The update should make it easier for police to separate the wheat from the chaff." 

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