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Computer Science Program

Project ID: 345
Author: Sandeep Kumar Khanikekar
Project Title: Web Forensics
Semester: 1 2010
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. Ajay Katangur
Committee Member 2: Dr.Hongyu Guo
Project Description: Cyber-crimes are increasing rapidly and the people who do such things try to leave no forensic evidence. Cyber-crimes range from piracy to identity theft and beyond. Sometimes the criminals make use of the Internet which makes tracking the users of a Web page complex and difficult. Evidence of digital crime includes network traffic, network devices, storage devices, mobile devices etc. The Browser history, registry entries and cookies on the client side and the log files on the server side are some of the potential sources where one can track the user’s actions and find evidence of occurrence of a particular event. This project focuses on the forensic analysis of Web Browsers particularly Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on Windows 7. The project also includes examination of the various changes in the system configuration, browser data and registry when “private browsing” is enabled and disabled in the browsers which offer this option.
Project URL:   345.pdf
 
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