Australian Digital Forensics Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


The emerging Smart TV platform will likely replace traditional television sets over time as the entertainment and communication centrepiece in people’s homes. Given its expanded functionality and now, its online presence, there is a need to identify how they may become part of forensic investigations. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the area of Smart TVs and the potential forensic value these systems present in combination with their ever advancing functionality and capabilities. We provide an overview of Smart TV systems highlighting functionality and potential issues. We also take an initial look at two particular models, from the same manufacturer, to highlight the different range of material that may be available to the forensic examiner and provide an outline to investigators of the steps necessary to ensure relevant forensic data can be captured for processing, as part of an investigation. We then discuss the need for future work to improve access for forensic investigators.


12th Australian Digital Forensics Conference. Held on the 1-3 December, 2014 at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus, Perth, Western Australia.