Title

Kindle Forensics: Acquisition and Analysis

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science / Security Research Centre (secAU)

RAS ID

13393

Comments

This article was originally published as: Hannay, P. (2011). Kindle forensics: acquisition and analysis. Paper presented at the 2011 ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law. Richmond, Virginia, USA. Original article available here

Abstract

The Amazon Kindle eBook reader supports a wide range of capabilities beyond reading books. This functionality includes an inbuilt cellular data connection known as Whispernet. The Kindle provides web browsing, an application framework, eBook delivery and other services over this connection. The historic data left by user interaction with this device may be of forensic interest. Analysis of the Amazon Kindle device has resulted in a method to reliably extract and interpret data from these devices in a forensically complete manner.