Today, results were posted for Sherri Davidoff and Jonathan Ham’s third network forensics puzzle contest. The puzzles, hosted at forensicscontest.com, are meant to encourage the development of network forensic tools that might be integrated into SANS training and toolkits. Puzzle #3 involved pulling information from an Apple TV device’s network traffic.
I participated in this contest and wrote a small Python script that generates a .CSV summary of Apple TV activity on a network and extracts .plist files from that traffic. It was a lot of fun to tinker around with, and it looks like I just managed to land in the list of finalists. You can check out the finalist entries, including mine, at the following links:
These competitions are fun to participate in, and I’m hoping that I’ll have time to finish up my entry for Puzzle #4 before the deadline.