iPad Vulnerabilities: Security

With this project the student analyzed what makes the iPad so popular despite potential security risks. The student concluded that iPads are reliable and that they increase productivity on the go. iPads offer applications such as iWork, Citrix Receiver, and Mail which allow users to easily conduct business and increase profits. However, users could lose the device, use the device on unsecure networks, and use the device without a passcode. Therefore, to keep iPads secure users should not use them to store critical information such as passwords, credit card information, or photos. For use in a business environment, IT managers should also use Apple Mobile Configurator/Mobile Iron which requires passcodes, sets group policies, and sets permissions on apps.

Project Student: Michael Lawrence

iPad Vulnerabilities: iBackupBo

The purpose of this student project was to determine how safe data is on iPads. To analyze this the student determined which tools can be used to compromise data on an iPad, what types of data can be extracted, what the ramifications are, and if there are ways to mitigate these issues. The student then determined that iBackupBot is a publicly available third party tool which is used to perform file extractions and browsing on backups made hypothetically in iTunes. Users are then able to access unencrypted backups that are made on a local machine. The student also discovered that unencrypted backups are selected by default within iTunes and that unencrypted backups can be done outside of the lock screen. Hypothetically this means that someone can bypass the lock screen and access nearly all of the contents on the device.

Project Student: Matthew Penny

iPad Vulnerabilities: iFunBox

With this student project, the student was responsible for trouble shooting an iPad that would not mount as a usable disk. To resolve this issue the student installed iExplorer which allows users to view the iPad within Windows Explorer. However, iExplorer is prone to crashes as well as causing other software to crash. The student then discovered a solution to this which is iFunBox. iFunBox allows you to view the iPad contents in plain text. Once the student installed iFunBox the student then tested other software such as SQLite Database Browser which is designed to be an SQL development tool. The student also installed Keeper which is a password storage application, as well as MobileIron IT which is an application that manages apps, docs, and devices for global organizations.

Project Student: Erin Bleich

ColdFusion

In this project the student learned that ColdFusion is a web application which enables the rapid development, and maintenece of rich and robust Internet applications. ColdFusion is easy to install and acts as a built in Web Server which enables remote developmental services.

Project Student: Robert VanHentenryck

Storage Area Network

For this project the students were responsible for configuring one of the SANs and making it accessible on the network. The students evaluated the performance of the SAN based on the storage capacity, the high-speed access using fiber optic cable, as well as hot-swappable drives. After evaluating the performance the students eliminated power redundancy by creating RAID groups and ensured centralized management of storage and backups. The students discovered IP addresses by using Angry IP Scanner and that there was an enabled password on both of the controllers.

Student Team Members: Chris Harley, Robert VanHentenryck

cPanel/Enkompass Project

The purpose of this student project was to test the functionality of Enkompass which would give instructors more granular control over courses that they teach. This would also create a website for each course as well as a virtual environment for university department courses. The students uses Windows 2008 R2 Virtual Activer Directory Controller as well as Windows 2008 R2 Virtual Web Server in order to test the functionality of Enkompass. However, the students encountered a privileges error in which they then decided it may be best to create new Windows VMs from scratch.

Student Team Members: Nick Novotny, Chris Hartley

Not-For-Profit Remote Access

Within this projects the students were responsible for analyzing different methods for remote access. By gaining remote access the students would then be able to maintain all networking equipment and services which includes: updating software, ensuring antivirus software is up to date, and ensuring that any technical problems are resolved efficiently. However, the students also learned that the cons to remote access which includes: allowing unwanted intruders, additional cost, and being inaccessible if the site is off-line. The students looked into using IPCop through the use of Road Warrior VPN or OpenVPN, Cryptzone AppGate Secutiry Server, Vyatta, and LogMeIn. While working with the not-for-profit, students also encountered some technical issues which included: eight hard drives to wipe for donation, lost access to shared drives, being unable to scan emails, drive seek failures, and drive failures. To resolve these issues the students used DBAN to wipe all of the data from the hard drives, remapped all of the share drives, reconfigured the scan and email settings in Outlook, and changed the CMOS to remove unnecessary floppy drives.

Student Team Members: Anthony Pham, Chris Nakfoor

University Department WebSite HCI Assessment

The goal of this project was to revisit a previous project on redesigning a university department website and research approaches to make the site look consistent to another university department website. Through this project the student applied the evaluation approach that websites should feel comfortable and natural for the users. The student provided design recommendations on the basis that websites should be designed, arranged, and filled with logical information in which the users know how to access.

Project Student: Allieson Serd

Surplus Site

Previously all of the data entry for surplus has been written out by hand. The purpose of the university department site is to create a website which will fulfill the needs of data entry for surplus. The first step in creating the site was to pull ideas for the new site from the current university department site on another university department’s web page. Upon doing so the students then created wire-frames; the project programmer determined that the normal template was not compatible with the development framework. Therefore, the site needed to be built from the ground up. From a programming perspective the student needed to create a web based input form which would meet the client’s needs. One of the team members created a relational database which contained the appropriate entity classes, tables and fields. This project is a great example of the web design process in which you are required to constantly revise your content in order to meet the client’s needs.

Student Team Members: Allieson Serd, Richard Huffman, Valdis Kremers