Network traffic forensics on Firefox Mobile OS : Facebook, Twitter and Telegram as case studies

Mohd Najwadi, Y and Dehghantanha, A ORCID: 2016, 'Network traffic forensics on Firefox Mobile OS : Facebook, Twitter and Telegram as case studies' , in: Contemporary Digital Forensic Investigations Of Cloud And Mobile Applications , Elsevier.

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The development of a mobile web-centric OS such as Firefox OS (FxOS) has created new challenges and opportunities for digital investigators. Network traffic forensics plays an important role in cybercrime investigation to detect subject(s) and object(s) of the crime. In this chapter we detect and analyze residual network traffic artifacts of FxOS in relation to two popular social networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) and one instant messaging application (Telegram). We utilized a FxOS simulator to generate relevant traffic while all communication data were captured using network monitoring tools. Captured network packets were examined and remnants with forensic value were reported. This paper, as the first focused study on mobile FxOS network traffic analysis, should pave the way for the future research in this direction.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128053034
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr. Ali Dehghantanha
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 14:16
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 21:21

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