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Forensic analysis of mobile instant messenger applications using semantik analysis

DegreeBachelor
StatusActive
Supervisor(s)Markus Riek, MSc

Description

The widely proliferated use of smartphones for social interaction has moved traditional crimes, such as bullying or stalking, to the online world. Evidence of these crimes can be found by conducting a forensic analysis of the attackers (or victims) mobile chat history. In this thesis an application should be developed, which extracts the chat history from different instant messengers of a connected smartphone and stores them in a database for further analysis. This part of the thesis focuses on the semantic analysis of the chats.

References

  • Mahajan, A., S. Dahiya, M., and P. Sanghvi, H. Forensic Analysis of Instant Messenger Applications on Android Devices. International Journal of Computer Applications, 68, 8 (2013), 38–44.
  • Mutawa, N.A., Baggili, I., and Marrington, A. Forensic Analysis of Social Networking Applications on Mobile Devices. Digital Investigation, 9, (2012), 24–33.