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Hacking electronic devices helps police solve crimes

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At the Digital Evidence Examination Unit of the Hellenic Police’s Criminal Investigations Division, experts search for evidence of criminal activity by examining, and hacking into, a range of confiscated electronic devices, from cellphones, to computers, smartwatches and even drones. Digital forensics, says the division’s head, Major General Penelope Miniati, has been a “third revolution in applied criminology” after fingerprinting and DNA analysis, allowing law enforcement to solve many types of crime such as the recent murder of Caroline Crouch by her husband. [Alexia Tsangari]