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The State of the Art Forensic Techniques in Mobile Cloud Environment: A Survey, Challenges and Current Trends

Muhammad Faheem, Tahar Kechadi and Nhien An Le-Khac
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Muhammad Faheem: University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Tahar Kechadi: School of Computer Science & Informatics, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Nhien An Le-Khac: University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF), 2015, vol. 7, issue 2, 1-19

Abstract: Smartphones have become popular in recent days due to the accessibility of a wide range of applications. These sophisticated applications demand more computing resources in a resource constraint smartphone. Cloud computing is the motivating factor for the progress of these applications. The emerging mobile cloud computing introduces a new architecture to offload smartphone and utilize cloud computing technology to solve resource requirements. The popularity of mobile cloud computing is an opportunity for misuse and unlawful activities. Therefore, it is a challenging platform for digital forensic investigations due to the non-availability of methodologies, tools and techniques. The aim of this work is to analyze the forensic tools and methodologies for crime investigation in a mobile cloud platform as it poses challenges in proving the evidence.

Date: 2015
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