Category Archives: Projects

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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SIFT Tool Evaluation

Introduction: The Senator Leahy Center for Digital Investigation (LCDI) is an establishment that was created to encourage Champlain College students to gain technical knowledge of an area within their field of study. As a team, interns are expected to communicate and work together in order to finish a project. This is the experience of the […]

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Python & Nmap

Automated Network Scanner! Team   Network Scanning Overview So far, the Automated Network Scanning Team ! has learned about Python and Nmap. We are planning to use Python to create an automated network scanner and report generator with Nmap. To do this, we had to learn how to install various Python packages, such as libnmap, […]

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FTK Tool Evaluation Update

Introduction In our tool eval team, we are researching and evaluating AccessData’s Forensic Toolkit. This program advertises itself as an all encompassing tool for extracting, analyzing, and compiling digital evidence into a readable format that is acceptable for use in a court of law. Our primary goal as first year college intern students is get […]

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Experiences, Accomplishments, and Lessons Learned

Introduction When people join a new workforce, they often find themselves saying: “I am in way over my head.” I experienced that during my first week as an intern at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation (LCDI). It was only my second week of my first year of college, and I couldn’t wait to get […]

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One Month of Network Scanning

Welcome to Our Project Welcome to the official blog of the Automated Network Scanning % Team. Our team includes three interns from the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation. Liam Barry is a computer networking and cyber security major who wants to learn more about networks and strengthen his skills in python. Alexander Zimmerman […]

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Mobile Forensics Update 1

Introduction Frequent readers of this blog will not be surprised to see a new iteration of the Mobile Forensics project. This semester, we are focused specifically on social media apps on Android devices. For the purposes of this project, we have defined social media as any app that allows people to communicate, chat, interact, or […]

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Exploration Forensics Final Update

Introduction As the Exploration Forensics team wraps up our last few weeks at the LCDI, we have been making progress in analyzing the mobile application files. We’ve also concluded our research on the Ovilus V for the time being, even though it did not meet our original expectations. Despite unexpected hurdles throughout the semester, the […]

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