Category Archives: Projects

Data Recovery Blog 2

Data Is Not As “Deleted” As You Think Here at The Leahy Center for Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity, the Data Recovery team has been hard at work searching through hard drives. These drives have been wiped using different methods in order to find any Personally Identifiable Information, or PII, that can be tied back to […]

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Intrusion into the IoT: The Final Blog

Recap: Intrusion Blogs 1/2 In last month’s blog, the IoT Intrusion team hit a major roadblock with the TP-Link Kasa camera, but were able to overcome it through research into Man in the Middle Attacks. Now, armed with more knowledge than before, our team pressed on to new devices. We moved much faster this month […]

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Application Analysis Blog 2

Application Analysis Continued On the Application Analysis team, we have been busy recovering data from deleted programs. Please refer to this link for our previous blog post and more information about what we do! Google Drive Since our last update, the team has been busy digging through Google Drive. While we found a lot of information, […]

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Application Analysis Blog 1

What is Application Analysis? Artifacts are a subject of fascination, full of information from their time and location.  An application leaves markers on systems that often go undetected by the user. These digital artifacts are small bits of information, ranging from profile icons to private messages. This information could be a threat, and it’s crucial that […]

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Intrusion of the IoT: The Long March

Continued Efforts Against the Kasa Cam               Our failed intrusion attempts on the TP-Link Kasa Cam last month did not discourage us. We chose to continue working with the same device, but from a different angle. Instead of trying to access the camera directly, we decided to try to […]

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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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Internet of Things at Magnet User Summit 2019

INTRODUCTION During the first week of April, I had the privilege of attending the Magnet User Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously held as a separate training right before or after EnFuse in Las Vegas, the Magnet User Summit is a two day conference put on by Magnet Forensics. It features talks and hands on labs […]

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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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