Home   >   CSC-OpenAccess Library   >    Manuscript Information
Full Text Available

(135.22KB)
This is an Open Access publication published under CSC-OpenAccess Policy.
Cloud Storage Client Application Analysis
Rakesh Malik, Narasimha Karpoor Shashidhar, Lei Chen
Pages - 1 - 14     |    Revised - 31-05-2015     |    Published - 30-06-2015
Volume - 9   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - June 2015  Table of Contents
MORE INFORMATION
KEYWORDS
Cloud Storage Forensics, Cloud Application Artifacts, Data Remnants, Data Carving, Digital Forensic Investigations.
ABSTRACT
The research proposed in this paper focuses on gathering evidence from devices with UNIX/Linux systems (in particular on Ubuntu 14.04 and Android OS), and Windows 8.1, in order to find artifacts left by cloud storage applications that suggests their use even after the deletion of the applications. The work performed aims to expand upon the prior work done by other researches in the field of cloud forensics and to show an example of analysis. We show where and what type of data remnants can be found using our analysis and how this information can be used as evidence in a digital forensic investigation.
CITED BY (0)  
1 Google Scholar
2 CiteSeerX
3 refSeek
4 Scribd
5 slideshare
6 PdfSR
1 Columbus, L. (2013, September 4). Predicting Enterprise Cloud Computing Growth. Retrieved December 5, 2014, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2013/09/04/predictingenterprise-cloudcomputing-growth/
2 Millis, E. (2012, June 30). Cybercrime moves to the cloud. Retrieved December 5, 2014, from http://www.cnet.com/news/cybercrime-moves-to-the-cloud/
3 NIST Cloud Computing Forensic Science Challenges (2014, June). Draft NISTIR 8006, NIST Cloud Computing Forensic Science Working Group Information Technology Laboratory, NIST. Retrieved December 5, 2014, from http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/nistir8006/draft_nistir_8006.pdf
4 Chung, H., Park, J., Lee, S., & Kang, C. (2012). Digital forensic investigation of cloud storage services. Elsevier.
5 Katz M., Montelbano R. (2013). Cloud Forensics, the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, Champlain College.
6 Quick, D., Martini, B., & Choo, R. (2013). Cloud Storage Forensics (1st ed., p. 208). Syngress.
7 Epifani, M. (2013). Cloud Storage Forensics. Retrieved from SANS European Digital Forensics Summit, Prague website: https://digital forensics.sans.org/summitarchives/Prague_Summit/Cloud_Storage_Forensics_Mattia_Eppif ani.pdf
8 Copy: Store, protect, and share amazing things. (n.d.). Retrieved December 5, 2014, from https://www.copy.com/home/
9 OwnCloud 7 Community Edition is here! (n.d.). Retrieved December 5, 2014, from http://owncloud.org/
10 Dropbox Decryptor: A Free Digital Forensics Tool. (2014, June). Retrieved December 5, 2014, from http://www.magnetforensics.com/dropbox-decryptor-a-free-digital-forensics-tool/
11 Windows Sysinternals: Documentation, downloads and additional resources. (n.d.). Retrieved December 5, 2014, from http://technet.microsoft.com/enus/sysinternals/bb545021.aspx
12 DB Browser for SQLite. (n.d.). Retrieved December 5, 2014, from http://sqlitebrowser.org/
13 RegScanner: Alternative to RegEdit find/search/scan of Windows. (n.d.). Retrieved December 5, 2014, from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/regscanner.html
14 Carrier, B. (n.d.). The Sleuth Kit: Download. Retrieved December 5, 2014, from http://www.sleuthkit.org/sleuthkit/download.php
15 Make webpages load faster. (n.d.). Retrieved December 5, 2014, from https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1385029?hl=en
16 Carrier, B. (2005). NTFS Analysis. In File system forensic analysis. Boston, Mass.: AddisonWesley.
17 HxD - Freeware Hex Editor and Disk Editor. (n.d.). Retrieved December 5, 2014, from http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/
18 LiME, Linux Memory Extractor, Avaialable: https://github.com/504ensicsLabs/LiME
19 Foremost, SourceForge.net, Avaialable: http://foremost.sourceforge.net
20 Dropbox Decryptor: A Free Digital Forensics Tool. Available: http://www.magnetforensics.com/dropbox-decryptor-a-free-digital-forensics-tool/
21 Client for ownCloud, BezKloboukuNos, 2014, June 29 Available: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.owncloud.androidApp&hl=en
Mr. Rakesh Malik
Sam Houston State University - United States of America
Dr. Narasimha Karpoor Shashidhar
Sam Houston State University - United States of America
nks001@shsu.edu
Dr. Lei Chen
Georgia Southern University - United States of America