Forensic investigation of P2P cloud storage services and backbone for IoT networks: BitTorrent Sync as a case study

Yee Yang, T, Dehghantanha, A, Choo, R and Yang, LK 2016, 'Forensic investigation of P2P cloud storage services and backbone for IoT networks: BitTorrent Sync as a case study' , Computers & Electrical Engineering .

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Abstract

Cloud computing has been regarded as the technology enabler for the Internet of Things (IoT). To ensure the most effective collection of IoT-based evidence, it is vital for forensic practitioners to possess a contemporary understanding of the artefacts from different cloud services. In this paper, we seek to determine the data remnants from the use of BitTorrent Sync version 2.0. Findings from our research using mobile and computer devices running Windows 8.1, Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, iOS 7.1.2, and Android KitKat 4.4.4 suggested that artefacts relating to the installation, uninstallation, log-in, log-off, and file synchronisation could be recovered, which are potential sources of IoT forensics. We also present a forensically sound investigation methodology for BitTorrent Sync.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Computers & Electrical Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0045-7906
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr. Ali Dehghantanha
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 14:09
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 05:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40497

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