Keyword indexing and searching tool (KIST): a tool to assist the forensics analysis of whatsapp chat

Shahrol Nizam, Syafiqah Hanisah and Ab Rahman, Nurul Hidayah and Cahyani, Niken Dwi Wahyu (2020) Keyword indexing and searching tool (KIST): a tool to assist the forensics analysis of whatsapp chat. International Journal on Information and Communication Technology (IJoICT), 6 (1). pp. 23-30. ISSN 2460-9056

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Digital forensics is a field that concerned with finding and presenting evidence sourced from digital devices, such as computers and mobile phones. Most of the forensic analysis software is proprietary, and eventually, specialized analysis software is developed in both the private and public sectors. This paper presents an alternative of forensic analysis tools for digital forensics, which specifically to analyze evidence through keyword indexing and searching. Keyword Indexing and Searching Tool (KIST) is proposed to analyze evidence of interest from WhatsApp chat text files using keyword searching techniques and based on incident types. The tool was developed by adopting the Prototyping model as its methodology. KIST includes modules such as add, edit, remove, display the indexed files, and to add WhatsApp chat text files. Subsequently, the tool is tested using functionality testing and user testing. Functionality testing shows all key functions are working as intended, while users testing indicates the majority of respondents are agree that the tool is able to index and search keyword and display forensic analysis results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forensic analysis; keyword indexing; keyword searching; WhatsApp
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Information Security
Depositing User: Mr. Shahrul Ahmad Bakri
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 00:54
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2022 00:54

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