Amazon kindle fire from a digital forensics perspective

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Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery, CyberC 2012


With the move toward mobile computing being the trend of this technology era it is clear that our way of life and how we deal with objects in it is changing. This swift shift from large desktop computers to inexpensive, low power applications that are easily carried in our pockets or placed next to a cup of coffee on the living room table clearly changed the way we interact with media and contact friends, colleagues and family members. This also created advancement in the field of digital forensics as with every device coming to the market, studies have been conducted to investigate the possible evidence that can be found on them. As we realize that with the comfort these devices do provide as a result of their mobility they are also providing a wealth of information about the users themselves for the same reason, hence they are really valuable source of evidence in an investigation. In this paper we will discuss one of these mobile devices which is Amazon kindle Fire. Being a new player in the mobile computing sector there haven't been enough studies of it in the field of digital forensics regarding it. In this paper we will discuss an imaging process to acquire the data from the device then we will provide an analysis of these data and their possible sources of evidence. © 2012 IEEE.

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