Forensic analysis of secure ephemeral messaging applications on Android platforms

Azhar, M. H. B. and Barton, T. (2017) Forensic analysis of secure ephemeral messaging applications on Android platforms. In: UNSPECIFIED, ed. Global Security, Safety and Sustainability - The Security Challenges of the Connected World: 11th International Conference, ICGS3 2017, London, UK, January 18-20, 2017, Proceedings. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 630. Springer. pp. 27-41 ISBN 9783319510637

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Secure messaging applications have been used for the purposes of major crime, creating the need for forensic research into the area. This paper forensically analyses two secure messaging applications, Wickr and Telegram, to recover artefacts from and then to compare them to reveal the differences between the applications. The artefacts were created on Android platforms by
using the secure features of the applications, such as ephemeral messaging, the channel function and encrypted conversations. The results of the experiments documented in this paper give insight into the organisation of the data structures by both Wickr and Telegram, as well as the exploration of mobile digital forensics techniques to recover artefacts removed by the ephemeral functions.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA0076.75 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing
Depositing User: Dr. Hannan Azhar
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 13:59
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 11:55

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