Developing our first forensic script – usb_lookup.py

Now that we've gotten our feet wet writing our first Python script, let's write our first forensic script. During forensic investigations, it is not uncommon to see references to external devices by their vendor ID (VID) and product ID (PID) values; these values are represented by four hexadecimal characters. In cases where the vendor and product name are not identified, the examiner must look up this information. One such location for this information is the webpage http://linux-usb.org/usb.ids. For example, on this webpage, we can see that a Canon EOS Digital Rebel has a vendor ID of 0x04A9 and a product ID of 0x3084. We will use this data source when attempting to identify the vendor and ...

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