Tag Archives: Student projects

Building a Visualization Tool for mac_apt

Matthew Goldsborugh / Daniel Hellstern Introduction An important part of any forensic investigation is to find indicators left behind by an attacker on a compromised computer. This process can be very difficult, especially when the attacker takes steps to hide their tracks. Software that finds these artifacts as possible already exists, but our project revolves […]

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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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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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Network Automation Update 1

Network Automation Overview The Network Automation project team has set out to create a script that scans computer networks and map them in a discrete, speedy, and automatic manner. This will be accomplished with a Raspberry Pi device running the script and several accompanying programs. The project’s goal is to create a penetration testing tool […]

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Private Browsing Forensics: Introduction

Many people use the internet every day. Unfortunately, not everyone uses it legally. Some individuals use the internet for nefarious activities, and they need a way to effectively hide what they did on the internet or a way to stop all information from being written to the hard drive to avoid leaving evidence. Google ChromeMozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer all have something built in called “Private Browsing” that are believed to do just that. We want to conduct research to see if these “Private Browsers” can actually hide all traces of internet history and to see what is left behind or recoverable, if anything at all.


You can view the full blog post here: Private Browsing Forensics: Introduction