Tool Evaluation: Autopsy Blog Update 2

Introduction Since our initial research phase, a lot of progress has been made on the tool evaluation project. Everyone within the Tool Evaluation team has their own Virtual Machine, also known as a VM, that their individual tool is on. A VM is software that can run an operating system and applications, acting like a […]

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LCDI Intern Blog Series: All About My Internship

With Thanksgiving break getting closer and closer, I have been thinking a lot more about my internship and how it came to be after I got accepted. The first step to the internship process was attending a Town Hall for the LCDI. This was an orientation meeting for the entire workforce where we went over […]

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Mobile Forensics Update 2

Introduction If you read our last blog post, you know that the Mobile Forensic team ran into some issues early on. We are happy to share that we have since overcome those issues, and we’ve hit the ground running with our project. We are no longer using the LG G6 devices mentioned last month due […]

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Automated Network Scanning ! Update

Our Progress The Automated Network Scanning ! team ran into several issues writing our scanner. The first approach we took was incredibly slow and inefficient, as we scanned every host with a separate Nmap scan. This meant that our program had to start up a new Nmap process every time. While this approach worked well […]

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SIFT Update 2

Introduction This month at the Senator Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, we started analyzing our data. As a part of the SIFT research team, we used our knowledge of digital forensics to scan through files in order to find artifacts that would help us put our criminal behind bars. After we found artifacts, we went […]

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Mobile App Forensics: Travel Apps

Introduction What kinds of information can be found on applications such as Kayak and Google Trips? This project involves analyzing mobile travel apps installed on android-based devices. Our goal is to analyze these applications using UFED Cellebrite in order to give forensic analysts good information on what to look for when extracting data from these […]

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Windows IoT, Vulscan, and Other Problematic Programs

Introduction Last time we touched base, we described our journey into starting our work at the LCDI and our growth as interns, as well as some of the things we learned so far. Today, however, we wanted to touch on a different subject. Many forget that the mistakes, accidents, hiccups, and small failures of any […]

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Application Analysis

Introduction: The Application Analysis team is a group of technical interns at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation. The LCDI offers  great opportunities for students to gain knowledge and skills in digital forensics and cybersecurity. This project is how four intern students have gone about testing some consumer mobile tracking & monitoring software. Experience: The […]

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