Forensic analysis of secure ephemeral messaging applications on Android platforms

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Azhar, H. and Barton, T. 2017. Forensic analysis of secure ephemeral messaging applications on Android platforms. in: Global Security, Safety and Sustainability - The Security Challenges of the Connected World: 11th International Conference, ICGS3 2017, London, UK, January 18-20, 2017, Proceedings Springer.
AuthorsAzhar, H. and Barton, T.
Abstract

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.

Year2017
Book titleGlobal Security, Safety and Sustainability - The Security Challenges of the Connected World: 11th International Conference, ICGS3 2017, London, UK, January 18-20, 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Output statusPublished
SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISBN9783319510637
ISSN1865-0929
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Print18 Jan 2017
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Deposited01 Dec 2016
Completed2016
Accepted05 Sep 2016
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51064-4_3
JournalCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Journal citation630, pp. 27-41
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