Mobile Cloud Forensics: An Analysis of Seven Popular Android Apps

18 Jun 2015  ·  Ben Martini, Quang Do, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo ·

Using the evidence collection and analysis methodology for Android devices proposed by Martini, Do and Choo, we examined and analyzed seven popular Android cloud-based apps. Firstly, we analyzed each app in order to see what information could be obtained from their private app storage and SD card directories. We collated the information and used it to aid our investigation of each app database files and AccountManager data. To complete our understanding of the forensic artefacts stored by apps we analyzed, we performed further analysis on the apps to determine if the user authentication credentials could be collected for each app based on the information gained in the initial analysis stages. The contributions of this research include a detailed description of artefacts, which are of general forensic interest, for each app analyzed.

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