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Comparative Analysis of Android Mobile Forensics Tools - 2020

Comparative Analysis of Android Mobile Forensics Tools

Research Area:  Digital Forensics


This paper performs a comparative analysis of Android mobile forensics tools which are used for acquisition and analyzing of Android mobile devices. The major challenges of Android forensics investigation are manufacturing of Android devices with various operating system versions and there is no single tool which can be used for all sorts of Android devices. Aiming to overcome these challenges and increase more accuracy and integrity in Android forensic investigation, we made comparative analysis on both open source tools and one commercial tool. Logical and physical acquisition methods were utilized to acquire data from Android devices. Android Debug Bridge backup, Linux Data Duplicator utility tool, Magnet Acquire and Belkasoft Acquisition tools were used for acquisition. Two popular analyzing tools such as Autopsy and Belkasoft Evidence Center were utilized to analyze acquired data. The results show that using multiple tools can get more accuracy and integrity of artifacts which is forensically sound.


Author(s) Name:  Htar Htar Lwin; Wai Phyo Aung; Kyaw Kyaw Lin

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Conferrence name:  IEEE Conference on Computer Applications(ICCA)

Publisher name:  IEEE

DOI:  10.1109/ICCA49400.2020.9022838

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