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Forensic Analysis of chatting messenger service in KakaoTalk and Comparison Study of KakaoTalk and WhatsApp Artifacts
Yoon, JongCheol; Park, Yongsuk;
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IM(Instant Messenger) chatting service can carry user`s various information including life style, geographical position, and psychology & crime history and thus forensic analysis on the IM service is desirable. But, forensic analysis for KakaoTalk`s chatting service is not well studied yet. For this reason, we study KakaoTalk`s forensic analysis focusing on chatting service. This paper first details a general method of IM forensics investigating the previous articles about IM forensics although there are not many articles. Second, we discuss methodologies for IM forensics wherein we present analysis of table structure and method for reconstruction of chatting message. These result in the basic element of forensic tools of KakaoTalk chatting message. Last, we compare artifacts of KakaoTalk with that of WhatsApp. We conclude that these applications are, at least, different in that table structures and the ways to reconstruct chatting messages are not same and therefore digital evidences or artifacts are not same and somewhat distinct.
Android Forensic;IM(Instant Messenger);KakaoTalk;WhatsApp;SNS(Social Network Service);
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