An evidence-based forensic taxonomy of Windows phone communication apps

Wahyu Cahyani, Niken Dwi and Martin, Ben and Kim-Kwang, Raymond Choo and Ab Rahman, Nurul Hidayah and Ashman, Helen (2018) An evidence-based forensic taxonomy of Windows phone communication apps. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 63 (3). pp. 868-881. ISSN 1556-4029

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Communication apps can be an important source of evidence in a forensic investigation (e.g., in the investigation of a drug, trafficking or terrorism case where the communications apps were used by the accused persons during the transactions or planning activities)., This study presents the first evidence-based forensic taxonomy of Windows Phone communication apps, using an existing two-dimensional, Android forensic taxonomy as a baseline. Specifically, 30 Windows Phone communication apps, including Instant Messaging (IM) and Voice, over IP (VoIP) apps, are examined. Artifacts extracted using physical acquisition are analyzed, and seven digital evidence objects of forensic, interest are identified, namely: Call Log, Chats, Contacts, Locations, Installed Applications, SMSs and User Accounts. Findings from this study, would help to facilitate timely and effective forensic investigations involving Windows Phone communication apps.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: forensic science; digital forensics; forensic taxonomy; mobile forensics; digital evidence; Windows Phone platform; communication apps
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Web Technology
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2022 01:35
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2022 01:35

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