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Advances of mobile forensic procedures in Firefox OS

Yusoff, MN, Mahmod, R, Dehghantanha, A and Abdullah, MT 2014, 'Advances of mobile forensic procedures in Firefox OS' , International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF), 3 (4) , pp. 183-199.

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The advancement of smartphone technology has attracted many companies in developing mobile operating system (OS). Mozilla Corporation recently released Linux-based open source mobile OS, named Firefox OS. The emergence of Firefox OS has created new challenges, concentrations and opportunities for digital investigators. In general, Firefox OS is designed to allow smartphones to communicate directly with HTML5 applications using JavaScript and newly introduced WebAPI. However, the used of JavaScript in HTML5 applications and solely no OS restriction might lead to security issues and potential exploits. Therefore, forensic analysis for Firefox OS is urgently needed in order to investigate any criminal intentions. This paper will present an overview and methodology of mobile forensic procedures in forensically sound manner for Firefox OS.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
Publisher: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2305-0012
Funders: University Putra Malaysia
Depositing User: Dr. Ali Dehghantanha
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 14:57
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:18

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