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Investigating America online instant messaging application: data remnants on windows 8.1 client machine


Teing, Yee Yang and Dehghantanha, Ali and Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond and Muda, Zaiton (2016) Investigating America online instant messaging application: data remnants on windows 8.1 client machine. In: Contemporary Digital Forensic Investigations of Cloud and Mobile Application. Syngress Media, Rockland, MA, United States, 21 - 39. ISBN 9780128053034


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 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.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805303-4.00003-4
Publisher: Syngress Media
Keywords: Instant messaging forensics; Digital forensics; America online instant messenger forensics; Windows 8.1 investigations; Computer forensics
Depositing User: Mas Norain Hashim
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 08:28
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2018 08:28
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/63750
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