Title: Analysis of web browser for digital forensics investigation

Authors: Bader Hamad AlOwaimer; Shailendra Mishra

Addresses: Department of Information Technology, Majmaah University, Majmaah-11952, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ' Department of Computer Engineering, Majmaah University, Majmaah-11952, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: In today's digitalised world, a lot of information is getting online; the size of online data is getting huge day by day, and thus here emerges the field of data science. An internal malicious user can exploit a browser, and the main hindrance comes when all the browsing data is deleted. A forensics investigation needs to extract all the pieces of evidence like history, cookies, URL, sessions, and saved passwords from the cloud space provided by the browser. The research method is mixed qualitative and quantitative. A scenario is created in a virtual environment where there is a victim machine whose browser is exploited. Two different platforms are used for the authentication and verification of pieces of evidence collected. The culprit is being caught based on matching web browsing activities from the victim machine and another machine in the same place as the victim machine.

Keywords: digital forensic; web browser forensics; forensic investigation; digital evidence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2021.114987

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2021 Vol.65 No.2, pp.160 - 172

Received: 08 May 2020
Accepted: 14 Aug 2020

Published online: 06 May 2021 *

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