Forensic Analysis Of Third Party Applications: Instagram

by Nor Zarina Binti Zainal Abidin

Forensic analysis of mobile phones’ third party applications is a new area that needs to be explored. There are a lot of third party applications available in App store.

Mobile forensic software tools basically extracted typical mobile phone data such as contact numbers, text messages and call logs. These tools overlook information saved in third-party apps. Many third-party applications installed in Apple mobile devices leave forensically relevant evidence or information available for investigation. Potential evidence can be held on these devices. This information can be made readily available to law enforcement through simple and easy-to-use techniques. This paper focuses on conducting forensic analysis on Instagram which is a widely used social networking application on smartphones. The tests were conducted on the most popular smartphones: iPhones.

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