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Interested in doing research in computer forensics? Looking for a master's topic, or just some ideas for a research paper? Here is my list. Please feel free to add your own ideas.
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==Research Projects==
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Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) is commonly used by Linux to encrypt storage media volumes. LUKS is implemented in the Linux kernel in dm-crypt (dm = Device Mapper) and the user-space component cryptsetup.
===Flash Forensics===
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Flash storage devices offer opportunities for recovering information that is not visible by going beneath the logical layer visible to users and most operating systems.
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* Access the physical layer of SD cards and/or USB flash devices. Reverse-engineer the Flash Translation Layer to find deleted data and files.
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''Necessary skills: social engineering the flash vendors; kernel programming; reverse-engineering.''
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==Stream Forensics==
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* Process the entire disk with one pass, or at most two, to minimize seek time. 
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==Evidence Falsification==
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* Automatically detect falsified digital evidence.
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==Sanitization==
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* Detect and diagnose sanitization attempts.
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==Programming Projects==
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LUKS supports various encryption methods, like:
===SleuthKit Enhancements===
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* [[AES]]
[[SleuthKit]] is the popular open-source system for forensics and data recovery.
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* [[Anubis]]
* Add support for a new file system:
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* [[Blowfish|BlowFish]]
** The [[YAFFS]] [[flash file system]]. (YAFFS2 is currently used on the Google G1 phone.)
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* [[Cast5]]
** The [[JFFS2]] [[flash file system]]. (JFFS2 is currently used on the One Laptop Per Child laptop.)
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* [[Cast6]]
** [[XFAT]], Microsoft's new FAT file system.
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* [[Serpent]]
* Enhance support for an existing file system:
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* [[Twofish|TwoFish]]
** EXT4
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** Add support for NTFS encrypted files.
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** Report the physical location on disk of compressed files.
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* Write a FUSE-based mounter for SleuthKit, so that disk images can be forensically mounted using TSK. (I've already started on this if you want the code.)
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''Necessary skills: C programming and filesystem familiarity.''
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===fiwalk Enhancements===
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These encryption methods can be used in various chaining modes and with various initialization vector modes.
* Rewrite the metadata extraction system.
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* Extend [[fiwalk]] to report the NTFS "inodes."
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==Timeline Analysis==
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== External Links ==
Write a new timeline viewer that supports:
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* [http://clemens.endorphin.org/nmihde/nmihde-A4-ds.pdf New Methods in Hard Disk Encryption], by Clemens Fruhwirth, July 18, 2005
* Logfile fusion (with offsets)
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* [http://wiki.cryptsetup.googlecode.com/git/LUKS-standard/on-disk-format.pdf LUKS On-Disk Format Specification - Version 1.2.1], by Clemens Fruhwirth, October 16, 2011
* Logfile correlation
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* [https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Security_Guide/sect-Security_Guide-LUKS_Disk_Encryption.html LUKS Disk Encryption], by [[RedHat]]
* View logfiles in the frequency domain.
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* [https://googledrive.com/host/0B3fBvzttpiiSNUVYSFF1TmRONmc/Linux%20Unified%20Key%20Setup%20(LUKS)%20Disk%20Encryption%20format.pdf LUKS Disk Encryption format specification], by the [[libluksde|libluksde project]], July 2013
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* [http://www.jakoblell.com/blog/2013/12/22/practical-malleability-attack-against-cbc-encrypted-luks-partitions/ Practical malleability attack against CBC-Encrypted LUKS partitions], by Jakob Lell, December 22, 2013
  
==Online Social Network Analysis==
 
* Find and download in a forensically secure manner all of the information in a social network (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) associated with a targeted individual.
 
* Determine who is searching for a targeted individual. This might be done with a honeypot, or documents with a tracking device in them, or some kind of covert Facebook App.
 
  
==Cell Phone Exploitation==
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[[Category:Disk encryption]]
===Imaging===
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[[Category:Linux]]
* Image the contents of a cell phone physical memory using the JTAG interface.
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===Interpretation===
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* Develop a tool for reassembling information in a cell phone memory
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==Corpora Development==
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===Realistic Disk Corpora===
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There is need for realistic corpora that can be freely redistributed but do not contain any confidential personally identifiable information (PII).
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These disk images may be either of an external drive or of a system boot drive. The drive images should have signs of ''wear'' --- that is, they should have resident files, deleted files, partially overwritten files, contiguous files, and fragmented files.
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From DFRWS 2005
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Frank Adelstein (ATC-NY), Yun Gao and Golden G. Richard III (University of New Orleans): Automatically Creating Realistic Targets for Digital Forensics Investigation http://www.dfrws.org/2005/program.shtml
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===Realistic Network Traffic===
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Generating realistic network traffic requires constructing a test network and either recording interactions within the network or with an external network.
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Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) is commonly used by Linux to encrypt storage media volumes. LUKS is implemented in the Linux kernel in dm-crypt (dm = Device Mapper) and the user-space component cryptsetup.

LUKS supports various encryption methods, like:

These encryption methods can be used in various chaining modes and with various initialization vector modes.

External Links