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Cloud Drives Forensic Artifacts A Google Drive Case

Version 1 : Received: 22 December 2018 / Approved: 3 January 2019 / Online: 3 January 2019 (12:17:11 CET)

How to cite: Khairallah, T. Cloud Drives Forensic Artifacts A Google Drive Case. Preprints 2018, 2018120345 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201812.0345.v1). Khairallah, T. Cloud Drives Forensic Artifacts A Google Drive Case. Preprints 2018, 2018120345 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201812.0345.v1).

Abstract

This research proposed in this paper focuses on gathering evidence from devices with Windows 10 operating systems in order to discover and collect artifacts left by cloud storage applications that suggest their use even after the deletion of the Google client application. We show where and what type of data remnants can be found using our analysis which can be used as evidence in a digital forensic investigations.

Subject Areas

Cloud Storage Forensics, Cloud Application Artifacts, Data Remnants, Data Carving, Digital Forensic Investigations

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