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Windows 10 data leakage: A digital forensics project


Primary Investigator:
Connie Justice

Project Members
Nicholas Hughes, Cliff Blizzard, Aaron Oles, Dr. Connie Justice
The problem reported was even when there are numerous ways to disable Windows 10 tracking, it is believed that Windows 10 still talks to Microsoft several times a day. It is reported that Windows 10 sends information to Microsoft via insecure channels and makes your data easy to obtain by hackers. When using the Windows 10 Enterprise Edition which has the most controls, data tracking still continues. The purpose of this project is to either prove or disprove Windows 10 data leakage by investigating seven various scenarios of Windows 10 with diverse security settings. The methods used for this testing are Wireshark, to monitor all outgoing IP addresses and capture the packets for several hours on each load of Windows 10; and various Windows 10 installations on virtual machines.

Our annual information security symposium will take place on April 3rd and 4th, 2018.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN