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An Overview of Cloud Base Application Forensics Tools for Mobile Devices

Muhammad Faheem, Tahar Kechadi, Nhien An Le Khac Published in Security

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2014
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  1. Muhammad Faheem, Tahar Kechadi and Nhien An Le Khac. Article: An Overview of Cloud Base Application Forensics Tools for Mobile Devices. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 7(10):7-10, October 2014. BibTeX

    	author = "Muhammad Faheem and Tahar Kechadi and Nhien An Le Khac",
    	title = "Article: An Overview of Cloud Base Application Forensics Tools for Mobile Devices",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2014,
    	volume = 7,
    	number = 10,
    	pages = "7-10",
    	month = "October",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


With the increased use of mobile devices, the respective data is stored and maintained over the remote clouds. In case of any data crimes at the cloud, the existing forensic tools are not capable of data recovery and thus lot of research was being proposed at this level. A detailed review of the existing forensic tools used for the digital and mobile analysis will be reviewed and the respective literature gaps with respective to cloud forensic will be evaluated. Literature gaps with respective current digital and mobile forensics tools against required data acquisition, investigation, preservation, examination and analysis are identified. With the increased usage of mobile apps like Facebook, Google plus and Viber, data of the users is stored across the remote clouds. The main challenge for the mobile forensics tools in this context is that to acquire the remotely located data of mobile locations. Based on the research gaps identified the actual methodology of the research is proposed, where a new approach will be proposed against the mobile forensics which can integrate with the existing tools, that can acquire and analyse the remote data storage from the clouds.


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