Forensics Acquisition Of Imvu: A Case Study

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Title: Forensics Acquisition Of Imvu: A Case Study
Authors: Voorst, Robert van
Kechadi, Tahar
Le-Khac, Nhien-An
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7732
Date: Nov-2015
Abstract: There are many applications available for personal computers and mobile devices that facilitate users in meeting potential partners. There is, however, a risk associated with the level of anonymity on using instant message applications, because there exists the potential for predators to attract and lure vulnerable users. Today Instant Messaging within a Virtual Universe (IMVU) combines custom avatars, chat or instant message (IM), community, content creation, commerce, and anonymity. IMVU is also being exploited by criminals to commit a wide variety of offenses. However, there are very few researches on digital forensic acquisition of IMVU applications. In this paper, we discuss first of all on challenges of IMVU forensics. We present a forensic acquisition of an IMVU 3D application as a case study. We also describe and analyse our experiments with this application.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
Copyright (published version): 2015 ADFSL
Keywords: Instant messaging;Forensic acquisition;Virtual universe 3D;Forensic process;Forensic case study
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection

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