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The LCDI Experience

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 […]

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Wearable Technology Final Blog

Introduction The team has continued to make progress searching for forensic artifacts from the wearable technology devices. Data parsing for the Apple Watch from the iPhone has been completed, while the search for artifacts from the Samsung Gear S2 and newly added FitBit Surge continues. As we near the end of the semester, we find […]

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Bluetooth Security Final Blog

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 […]

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Cloud Forensics Update 2

Introduction After creating our data generation script and installing the proper software clients, we are into the next phase of our research. This week in Cloud Forensics we powered on our virtual machines and completed our data generation. The purpose of the data generation is to document the steps taken, in detail, during the examination […]

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Wearable Technology Forensics Update 2

Introduction  The Wearable Tech team is trying to discover new ways to extract data from our devices. With the Apple Watch and Samsung Gear S2 having no physical connection, data extraction seems nearly impossible from these devices. Most of the data that has been retrieved thus far holds no significant forensic value, and can be […]

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Investigating Mobile Forensics

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 […]

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Amazon Echo Forensics Update 1

Introduction to Amazon Echo Update Welcome back!  The Amazon Echo team is already in week five of the semester and a month into our research adventure.  In our initial post, we posed a few questions regarding some of the Echo’s features we’d like to explore.  Now that we’ve learned more about the device and its […]

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Mac Ram Analysis Introduction

INTROduction to mac ram analysis: The newest project from the LCDI is going to be accomplishing a Mac Ram analysis. Last semester, the LCDI investigated forensic artifact locations produced by user activity in Apple’s newest version of OS X, El Capitan. Those findings were then compared to our previous report on El Capitan’s predecessor, OS […]

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iOS9 Jailbreak Introduction

Introduction to ios9 jailbreak This semester, the LCDI will be investigating various jailbreaking methods available for iOS 9. The team’s focus will be to determine what useful forensic artifacts are recoverable through an iOS9 Jailbreak device. The process will include comparing recoverable data before a jailbreak to the recovered data after jailbreaking the phone. The […]

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Windows 10 Final Report Release

The final report is here! The Windows 10 Final Report is finally ready to be released. This project was a continuation from the Windows 10 project done earlier last year. In the Fall 2015 semester, the LCDI team did further exploration into tasks that remained unfinished at the conclusion of the previous part of the project. […]

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