Forensic Analysis of Instant Messenger Applications on Android Devices

The modern day Smartphone's have built in apps like "WhatsApp & Viber" which allow users to exchange instant messages, share videos, audio's and images via Smartphone's instead of relying on their desktop Computers or laptop thereby increasing the portability and convenience for a layman smart phone user. An Instant Messenger (IM) can serve as a very useful yet very dangerous platform for the victim and the suspect to communicate. The increased use of Instant messengers on Android phones has turned to be the goldmine for mobile and computer forensic experts. Traces and Evidence left by applications can be held on Android phones and retrieving those potential evidences with right forensic technique is strongly required.

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications Topic: Mobility Date Added: Apr 2013 Format: PDF

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