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An evidence-based forensic taxonomy of Windows Phone communication apps

Cahyani, Niken Dwi Wahyu and Martini, Ben and Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond 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 15564029

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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 > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Information Security
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 00:58
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 00:58
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11354
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