Snapchat Analysis to Discover Digital Forensic Artifacts on Android Smartphone

Tadani Alyahya, Firdous Kausar*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Smartphones play an important role in our lives. With the advent of applications for smartphones, the more functionalities and services are offered to users. Online social networks (OSN) applications are the most popular applications worldwide. OSN applications, such as Facebook and Twitter, allow users to share personal information such as posts, age, gender, location, photos and videos. This valuable information saved on smartphones' internal memory and could be used as evidence during forensic investigation. Snapchat is a popular OSN application that is available for Android and iOS devices. It allows users to share photos and videos called Snaps with predetermined time to view. Once the time expired, snaps are automatically deleted. This paper analyses artifacts saved by Snapchat application on Android smartphones and identifies their significance to the forensic investigation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1040
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT 2017 and 7th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology, SEIT 2017 - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: May 16 2017May 19 2017


  • Android
  • Autopsy
  • Forensic analysis
  • Magent Axiom
  • Smartphone
  • Snapchat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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