-File Hound is a software package developed for law
enforcement first responders that enables users to quickly
find and examine digital contraband images at the scene.
File Hound features several crucial abilities which include
the ability to search for images using file headers, the
ability to calculate MD5 signatures, honing in on relevant
images and report generation.
Key in the development of File Hound was the desire to
ensure that only minimal user training would be needed.
Consequently the developers have created a program that is
easily understood and allows first-time users to
successfully store digital information on the scene so that
it can be taken back to a lab for a more thorough
Development on FH began in 2004 at Purdue University at the
Department of Computer and Information Technology. File
Hound has seen remarkable success under the leadership of
Dr. Marc Rogers who is Chair of the Cyber Forensics Program
and one of the original developers. In 2006, the National
Institute of Justice awarded File Hound a grant to continue
development on a skin tone filter. In 2007 File Hound helped
the Indiana State Police win an international award for
excellence in technology.
File Hound is currently only available to law enforcement
personnel. Training and limited support is available to
those law enforcement agencies who would like to benefit
from this extraordinary tool. To obtain a copy please
contact Dr. Marc Rogers at the Purdue University Cyber
Forensics Lab using the contact information given below.
Phone: (765) 494-2561
Fax: (765) 496-1212
Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection
- An online searchable database that is the product of
establishing a comprehensive set of ignitable liquids in
addition to the accompanying characterization data. Used
to conduct fire debris analysis.
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System- A
Federally funded national repository for missing persons
and unidentified decedents records. It is sponsored by
the US Dept of Justice and contains two searchable
databases which are scheduled to be linked in the year
National Integrated Ballistic Information Network-
Ballistic Identification System (IBIS) equipment into
Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies
for their own use in imaging and comparing crime gun
evidence. This program is funded by the ATF giving
and local law enforcement agencies a highly effective
tool that many agencies could not afford on their own.
In addition,the system enables the sharing of
intelligence across jurisdictional boundaries.
An online tool that allows you to input the imprint,
shape, or color of a pill and then identifies the drug.