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 identifier (VID) and product identifier (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 following web page: http://linux-usb.org/usb.ids. For example, on this web page, we can see that a Kingston DataTraveler G3 has a VID of 0951 and a PID of 1643. We will use this data source when attempting to identify ...

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