cstick Cotton Candy – Another device for forensics to consider

We’ve all seen USB boot devices running our favorite Linux distros, but what about a standalone device that looks like a normal thumb drive that’s actually a standalone computer? Meet the csstick Cotton Candy. This device can run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich/Ubuntu operating systems and can be connected to anything with a HDMI input (TV/monitor etc) and have the ability to connect to …

DFIRonline Crypto Presentation Reflection

First off, I want to thank Mike Wilkinson for asking me to present at the February 2012 DFIROnline videocast. The presentation topic was “A hands on (pen/paper) exercise in basic cryptology and cryptanalysis”. We had about 45 people in attendance. The session was interactive and my goal was to really help people appreciate the art of manual ciphertext decryption. Kryptos – Discussed in …

Series Introduction – Senior Capstone

Senior Capstone class is a course where students are expected to research into a new or emerging technology topic related to digital forensics. We also ask students to reflect on their general education (we call it the CORE) and provide context to their work.

Jonathan Rajewski to appear on WCAX (CBS Affiliate) tonight

I’m very excited to be featured on WCAX’s “The :30” tonight – the show time is scheduled to begin at 5:30PM. I will be accompanied by Jason Hall – a Champlain College Senior Computer / Digital Forensic Student. I’ve worked with Jason for the past few years as a professor and more recently as the Director at the Senator Leahy Center for Digital Investigation. …

"Wait, I just found my password"

In today’s Digital Forensic Tool Evaluation class we were using FTK Imager. I walked the class through the fundamentals and then through some of advanced features. I was very happy with the questions I was getting – this really shows that the students were “getting it”. That said I wanted to share a fun story from class – When I …

DFIROnline – Rajewski is presenting on Crypto

I’m going to be giving a talk on basic cryptology/cryptanalysis on February 16, 2012. Here is a link to the event. Some expectations that I want to set – 1) I’m not a mathematician and I won’t melt your brain2) You will need a pen and paper3) We will be focusing on historical cryptology4) We will be breaking cyphers by …