Category Archives: Student Work

Network Scanning Team: Third Impact

The Beginning of the End So, this is it. The final frontier. Our last blog post. We made it. High fives all around—we successfully went where no man, woman, or hyper-intelligent anthropomorphic beaver has gone before: the LCDI network. All joking aside, our team is happy to report that we have completed the tasks laid […]

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Network Scanning + Update 2

Introduction As November comes to a close, we are nearing the end of our project. With the script complete, all we have left to do is finish up a final report and a few more scans. Due to some yet to be solved bug in our code, the script fails when run from the physical […]

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Intern Blog Series: About the Project

Thanksgiving break was filled with good food and quality family time. I was thankful to go home and see my family, and very thankful to see my dogs! With break over and over thirty hours of driving behind me, it’s time to really start on final projects and finish up my internship at the LCDI. […]

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Application Forensics Update 2

Introduction Over the past fifteen weeks, the App Forensics team investigated several pieces of mainstream monitoring software. We are now focusing on new software, getting it operational, and investigating its internal workings. Examining how the software interacts with the device is central to our larger motive of understanding the programs. For example if they’re safe, […]

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FTK Tool Evaluation Update 2

Current Progress After receiving our team-generated test data, we plugged our test scenario into Forensic ToolKit. It was intriguing to see what Forensic ToolKit would catch from our generated data.   Data took a long time to load into FTK, but once it was in the system we could start evaluating processing speed and user […]

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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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