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Project ID: 347
Author: Bharath Kumar Paravastu
Project Title: Design and Implementation of a Packetxtract Forensic Tool
Semester: 1 2010
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. David Thomas
Committee Member 2: Dr. Hongyu Guo
Project Description: Wireless access is considered as the preferred choice of connecting to the internet in the modern networking era. Wireless digital security forensics is now regarded as a major challenge to both technical and legal organizations. The rapid growth in wireless networks and access points have created more security vulnerabilities and posed a major challenge to both organizations and consumers. There are various freeware packet sniffing tools available which are capable of listening and analyzing the network traffic. Wireshark is one of the most popularly used packet sniffing tool capable of doing this work. Wireshark uses Winpcap library to analyze and listen the traffic. This project mainly discusses about the various wireless forensics tools available for both Linux and Windows environments. The test cases for generation and forensic analysis of these attacks is presented. Various test cases on packet sniffers capable of listening and analyzing the traffic is presented. This project mainly focuses on implementing a packet sniffer that is similar to Wireshark. It is similar in functionality to Wireshark, but it uses socket programming. The main advantage of using this socket is that they have core network functionality and can run on any hardware out of the box.
Project URL:   347.pdf