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State: Shane Todd's laptop could not have been accessed remotely after his death

Published on May 15, 2013 12:34 PM
 
Shane Todd's family was back at courts on the third day of the coroner's inquiry into the death of Shane Todd, on 15 May 2013. (front left to right) Shane's parents, Mary and Rick, (centre-back left to right) Chet (Shane's brother), Corynne (Chet's wife). TThe State Counsel on Wednesday countered a suggestion by lawyers representing the family of Shane Todd, saying that the American researcher's laptop could not have been accessed remotely after his death. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

The State Counsel on Wednesday countered a suggestion by lawyers representing the family of Shane Todd, saying that the American researcher's laptop could not have been accessed remotely after his death.

Testifying for the state at the third day of a coroner's inquiry, Assistant Superintendent of Police Soong Yen Peng from the Technology Crime Forensic Branch (TCFB), said that forensic analysis of the laptop showed no traces of remote access or hacking.

There was also no malicious software installed on the laptop and only had a single, password-protected user account, which showed no history of failed log-ins, she added. ASP Soong's testimony came after lawyer for the Todd family Peter Ong asked her whether it was possible for someone to remotely access the laptop and upload documents to it.

This was in reference to suicide notes apparently left behind by Dr Todd for his family and friends in a PDF document found on the laptop after his body was discovered last June.

 
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