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Forensic Analysis of KakaoTalk Messenger on Android Environment

안드로이드 환경에서의 KakaoTalk 메신저의 포렌식 분석 방법론 제안 및 분석

  • Received : 2015.12.01
  • Accepted : 2016.01.06
  • Published : 2016.01.31

Abstract

Recently, IM(Instant Messenger) of KakaoTalk is being used on smart devices such as smartphones. Because IM service can carry user and/or suspector's various information including life style, geographical position, psychology and crime history, forensic analysis on IM service is desirable. But, forensic analysis for KakaoTalk is not well studied yet. This paper studies a proper forensic method for KakaoTalks, finds artifacts location, reconstruct the list of contacts and the chronology of the messages that have been exchanged by users. Proposed methodology and analyzed information can provide a basic platform for forensic tool.

Keywords

Android Forensic;IM(Instant Messenger);KakaoTalk;WhatsApp;SNS(Social Network Service)

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