Category Archives: Student Work

Experiences, Accomplishments, and Lessons Learned

Introduction When people join a new workforce, they often find themselves saying: “I am in way over my head.” I experienced that during my first week as an intern at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation (LCDI). It was only my second week of my first year of college, and I couldn’t wait to get […]

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One Month of Network Scanning

Welcome to Our Project Welcome to the official blog of the Automated Network Scanning % Team. Our team includes three interns from the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation. Liam Barry is a computer networking and cyber security major who wants to learn more about networks and strengthen his skills in python. Alexander Zimmerman […]

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Mobile Forensics Update 1

Introduction Frequent readers of this blog will not be surprised to see a new iteration of the Mobile Forensics project. This semester, we are focused specifically on social media apps on Android devices. For the purposes of this project, we have defined social media as any app that allows people to communicate, chat, interact, or […]

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Exploration Forensics Final Update

Introduction As the Exploration Forensics team wraps up our last few weeks at the LCDI, we have been making progress in analyzing the mobile application files. We’ve also concluded our research on the Ovilus V for the time being, even though it did not meet our original expectations. Despite unexpected hurdles throughout the semester, the […]

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Exploration Forensics Blog 1

Introduction This semester, the exploration forensics team is conducting research on hardware and software that tests for paranormal activity. We will test the devices and corresponding applications to discover if they gather readings and interact with a user’s data. The team will gather evidence on how the devices and applications operate. We will test how […]

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Windows Fall Creator Introduction

Pick Up Where I Left Off: Windows Innovative New Feature Coming Soon? This spring, the Windows Fall Creator team will research a new Microsoft feature coming out over the next few months. The Windows Fall Creator/Redstone 4 update will provide users with the ability to continue right where they left off on other devices, as […]

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Application Analysis Update 2: Fitbit, LastPass, Steam, and Trello

Introduction The App Analysis team has continued to analyze the artifacts left behind on the machines. We have completed our review of Steam. Also, we analyzed Trello in addition to the original three apps. We are almost done with the other apps as well. While we haven’t found major data breaches, some of the apps […]

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Bluetooth Device Tracking Update 2

Intro In this second blog post we will be delving into the math and code that will calculate our Bluetooth device’s position. We will cover more in detail exactly how our calculations work and the background behind them. We will also address the choices on the values used to perform the calculations. The code has […]

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Network Automation Update 2

Introduction The Network Automation script has evolved and flourished with each new idea. The scanner has some awesome new features, too! Through this blog post, we plan on elaborating on the process. We’ll also highlight some cool features and services that our Pis have. Changes to the Network Automation Scanner Over the past few weeks, […]

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Application Analysis Update 1

Introduction This project focuses on searching for artifacts left by common desktop applications. We will be analyzing each application within Windows 10. It is the second most popular version of windows. We began by generating data on virtual machines with the chosen applications. The next step is to use various forensic tools to extract information […]

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