Forensic analysis of the recovery of Wickr’s ephemeral data on Android platforms

Barton, T. and Azhar, M. H. B. (2016) Forensic analysis of the recovery of Wickr’s ephemeral data on Android platforms. In: Klemas, T. and Falk, R., eds. CYBER 2016 : The First International Conference on Cyber-Technologies and Cyber-Systems. IARIA. pp. 35-40 ISBN 978161208512-8

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This paper documents anti-forensics techniques of a secure messaging application named “Wickr” on the Android platforms. Advertised as an application that focusses on security, Wickr provides many anti-forensics features, such as ephemeral messaging and end-to-end encryption. This paper analyses Wickr in detail using experimental research methods. The results revealed how Wickr’s file deletion consisted of distinct stages beginning with a simple logical deletion and progressing to overwriting deleted files as the application operated.

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 14:08
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 08:30

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