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 […]
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 […]
Smart Watches Can Solve Crimes This semester, The Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation at Champlain College (LCDI) is continuing research from the spring of 2016 about wearable technology and the impact devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbit have on forensic investigations. The team hopes to create a guide law enforcement and forensic […]
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 […]
Introduction This semester, the exploration forensics group is researching hardware and software that tests for paranormal activity. The team will test the devices and corresponding apps. Through these tests, they will discover how the devices gather readings and interact with a user’s data. In addition, the team will gather evidence on how the devices and […]
Introduction This semester, the Application Analysis team chose four Windows applications to perform a forensic analysis on – Spotify, Bitcoin Miner, Speedtest, and Dashlane. In the coming weeks, we will examine the artifacts generated by these applications. Analysis: Web App Security We will inspect the applications’ security features. Without proper security features, hackers can access data […]
Introduction This semester, the exploration forensics team is conducting research on hardware and software that tests for paranormal activity. We will test the devices and corresponding applications to discover if they gather readings and interact with a user’s data. The team will gather evidence on how the devices and applications operate. We will test how […]
Pick Up Where I Left Off: Windows Innovative New Feature Coming Soon? This spring, the Windows Fall Creator team will research a new Microsoft feature coming out over the next few months. The Windows Fall Creator/Redstone 4 update will provide users with the ability to continue right where they left off on other devices, as […]
Digital data from devices that use it often makes up the modern fingerprints of today’s most devious criminals.
Digital forensics– finding those digital fingerprints– is a growing profession, as companies seek to stop misuse of their digital information and law enforcement aims to stop whoever may be using that technology for illegal activity.