Category Archives: Projects

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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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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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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Tool Evaluation: Autopsy Blog

Introduction For this intern project, we have chosen to research and analyze the digital forensics tool Autopsy. This tool is open source and the graphical interface for a set of command line tools called the Sleuth Kit. We chose Autopsy because neither of us were familiar with the tool, and we both wanted to learn […]

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Encase Tool Evaluation

Introduction: Over the past five weeks we have been researching and gathering information on Opentext software EnCase 8, readying ourselves to begin dissecting evidence in our mock investigation. As the EnCase 8 intern team, we have been spending large amounts of time watching YouTube videos and diving deep into the manual provided by Opentext software. […]

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