The forensic investigation of android private browsing sessions using orweb
Source of Publication
2013 5th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, CSIT 2013 - Proceedings
The continued increase in the usage of Small Scale Digital Devices (SSDDs) to browse the web has made mobile devices a rich potential for digital evidence. Issues may arise when suspects attempt to hide their browsing habits using applications like Orweb - which intends to anonymize network traffic as well as ensure that no browsing history is saved on the device. In this work, the researchers conducted experiments to examine if digital evidence could be reconstructed when the Orweb browser is used as a tool to hide web browsing activates on an Android smartphone. Examinations were performed on both a non-rooted and a rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone running Android 2.3.3. The results show that without rooting the device, no private web browsing traces through Orweb were found. However, after rooting the device, the researchers were able to locate Orweb browser history, and important corroborative digital evidence was found. © 2013 IEEE.
Android forensics, digital forensics, Orweb, private web browsing, Tor
Barghouthy, Nedaa Al; Marrington, Andrew; and Baggili, Ibrahim, "The forensic investigation of android private browsing sessions using orweb" (2013). All Works. 3448.
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