Investigating America Online instant messaging application : data remnants on Windows 8.1 client machine

2016, 'Investigating America Online instant messaging application : data remnants on Windows 8.1 client machine' , in: Yee Yang, Ting and Dehghantanha, A, (eds.) Contemporary Digital Forensic Investigations Of Cloud And Mobile Applications , Elsevier.

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Abstract

Instant messaging applications (apps) are one potential source of evidence in a criminal investigation or a civil litigation. To ensure the most effective collection of evidence, it is vital for forensic practitioners to possess up-to-date knowledge about artifacts of forensic interest from various instant messaging apps. Hence, in this chapter we study America Online Instant Messenger (version 7.14.5.8) with the aims of contributing to an in-depth understanding of the types of terrestrial artifacts that are likely to remain after the use of instant messaging services and apps on Windows 8.1 devices. Potential artifacts identified during the research include data relating to the installation or uninstallation, log-in and log-off information, contact lists, conversations, and transferred files.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Yee Yang, Ting and Dehghantanha, A
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128053034
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr. Ali Dehghantanha
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 14:12
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2017 06:39
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40498

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