Category Archives: Student Work

Recovery of Data Fall Blog 1

Data Recovery Project Goal This semester, The Leahy Center for Digital Investigation created a project to solve issues related to data recovery. This project shows that the average user often does not truly delete their data, and that it is possible to recover this data without spending money on high end tools, such as EnCase […]

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Intrusion Into the Internet of Things

Welcome to the Internet of Things Intrusion team’s first blog. The Internet of Things—or IoT for short—is a fancy term for the interconnected devices that make up our world. Many consumers know these devices as “smart” devices. For example, your smartphone can connect to your smart fridge to let you know when you’re, say, out […]

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Magnet User Summit 2019: Solving Cyber Crimes with the University of Notre Dame

Mitch Kajzer presented this talk at the Magnet User Summit. He is the director of the Cyber Crimes Unit in St. Joseph County, Indiana, and also an adjunct professor at Notre Dame. He talked about the changing nature of digital forensic investigations and how police agencies need to adapt. Technology is now involved in most […]

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Mobile App Intern Final Blog Post

Project Wrap Up The Mobile App Intern team chose 3 travel apps to analyze. Kayak, Expedia, and Google Trips. All three apps stored their data within the internal storage of each device it was downloaded onto. However, Expedia proved to show very little artifacts that could be useful for forensic analysts. Most of the data […]

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Mobile App Forensics Final Update

Introduction During this semester, the Mobile Forensics team analyzed social media apps such as Snapchat, Telegram, and LinkedIn.  Snapchat As for a conclusion on our Snapchat analysis, we couldn’t find much outside of prior research within the community. A big concern we had was how much data would remain on a device  twenty-four hours after […]

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SIFT Update 3

SIFT Update 3 Introduction As we are coming to an end working at the Senator Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, we are closer to completing our final report. Our last post was about recovering artifacts and keyword searches. Due to time issues and inexperience, our team couldn’t recover deleted files. Experience Throughout the semester, working […]

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Automated Network Scanning + Final Experience

With our time here and finals week approaching fast, we are working to tie up all loose ends. Our final report is now complete, and we’ve done as much as we can with our scanner. The script scans the network, prints out some information, and sends it to an email address. We only got around […]

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Automated Network Scanner! The Final Blog

Testing Our Script Automated Network Scanning ! team has successfully completed their project by capping off the testing phase. The testing phase was divided into four phases. As we had configured our script to execute on boot, we would start each cycle by rebooting the Raspberry Pi. To implement this, we enabled auto-login on boot […]

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Tool Evaluation Team – Autopsy Blog 3

Tool Evaluation Team – Autopsy Blog #3 Madi Brumbelow & Lyall Rogers Testing Autopsy For the last 3 months we’ve researched all about Autopsy: how to use it, comparing it to other tools, and mastering the art of forensic image analysis with our tool. Now, the results are in, results that you can see in […]

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Automated Network Scanning % Success Over Error

Network Scanning Wrap Up Now That We’re Done Welcome to the final installment of the Automated Network Scanning % team’s official blog. Our project is now over. The final tweaks are being made to our script, our scans are all shut down, and our team is beginning to finish their internship hours. A lot has […]

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