Category Archives: Projects

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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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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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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