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JSW 2016 Vol.11(7): 631-637 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.11.7.631-637

Digital Forensic Analyses of Web Browser Records

Erhan Akbal1*, Fatma Güneş1, Ayhan Akbal2

1Department of Digital Forensics Engineering, Fırat University Technology Faculty, 23119, Elazig, Turkey.
2Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Fırat University Engineering Faculty, 23119, Elazig, Turkey.

Abstract—The most used applications by the majority of user of computer are web browsers. Users performs their many activities such as, browsing on the internet, download files, use social media applications, accessing e-mail accounts via web browser. Many of the crimes committed on digital resources must be analyzed user activities by examining the records of web browsers. Especially regarding crimes involving entered the URL, access times, browser type, time, downloaded files, search words, such information must be included in the reports of the examiners will create one of the data obtained. Web browser stores user records in different ways. Also, according to user operating systems differ in the locations for storing data. In this study, it is shown that how it should be done the analysis of web browsers on the digital resources which are subject to criminal, the data of different browsers on different operating systems, storage types and data types that can be obtained. In addition, it is showed that, the tools and features used to examine the records in the web browser.

Index Terms—URL records, web browser analyses, digital forensic, digital evidence.


Cite: Erhan Akbal, Fatma Güneş1, Ayhan Akbal, "Digital Forensic Analyses of Web Browser Records," Journal of Software vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 631-637, 2016.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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