Introduction This semester, the Application Analysis team chose four Windows applications to perform a forensic analysis on – Spotify, Bitcoin Miner, Speedtest, and Dashlane. In the coming weeks, we will examine the artifacts generated by these applications. Analysis: Web App Security We will inspect the applications’ security features. Without proper security features, hackers can access data […]Continue reading
Student Worker Experience – Matt Fortier Incoming students have a lot on their minds when they first arrive at Champlain. They may be worried about making friends or where their classes are. When I arrived on campus, I was worried about one thing: getting a job. I had applied for numerous positions including at the […]Continue reading
Introduction Over the past seven weeks, our team at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation has been working to discover the inherent vulnerabilities in Bluetooth security technology. We have wrapped up the research portion of our project and have begun running tests on our devices. Over the next several weeks we will continue to run […]Continue reading
ios 9 is wrapping up In recent weeks, the team has continued to look for current jailbreaks available for iOS 9.2.1. We recently were able to find evidence of a TaiG9 beta version jailbreak for this iOS that we are currently investigating; it is a browser-based install that performs a semi-jailbreak, installing the jailbreak application […]Continue reading
why mobile forensics? Digital forensic investigations pertain to all computers and digital devices, which means that wearable technology, laptops, mobile phones and other smart devices must be taken into consideration. Each device has its own importance, but arguably the most important piece of technology today is the mobile device due to consumer popularity. Thus, mobile […]Continue reading
Introduction This project focuses on using a Raspberry Pi for mobile imaging in a digital forensics setting. A Raspberry Pi is a programmable, micro single card computer featuring I/O pins that allow the card to control other hardware. By building a mobile imaging station around this device, our team has a more compact method imaging […]Continue reading
The Student in the Spotlight for January was senior Kyle Tellers! Read his interview below. Intro about you: I am a junior Computer and Digital Forensics Major specializing in Information Assurance. I live in Incirlik AFB, Turkey. I picked Champlain College because of their excellent Digital Forensics program. Projects you have worked on at LCDI […]Continue reading
Q: Intro about you:
A: I’m a computer and digital forensics student aspiring for a job in the field. I work at the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, I’m a CDF Tutor, and I also work part-time at Best Buy selling computers and tablets. In the very little off-time I have, I kick back and relax with my girlfriend, watch TV, sports and movies, and go out with my friends. Continue reading
A: Currently I am going through the hiring process with Rochester Police Department in NY, so ideally that would be the job that I would want. I have always had an interest in law enforcement and eventually would want to join a federal agency.
Q: What’s your favorite part about working at LCDI?
A: My favorite part about working at LCDI would have to be the assortment of challenges that we encounter with the data-recovery work we do. No two jobs are the same, and it turns into a fun puzzle to figure out how to retrieve some of the data. Continue reading