by Asanka Sayakkara, Nhien-An Le-Khac & Mark Scanlon
Digital forensics is a fast-growing field involving the discovery and analysis of digital evidence acquired from electronic devices to assist investigations for law enforcement. Traditional digital forensic investigative approaches are often hampered by the data contained on these devices being encrypted. Furthermore, the increasing use of IoT devices with limited standardisation makes it difficult to analyse them with traditional techniques. This paper argues that electromagnetic side-channel analysis has significant potential to progress investigations obstructed by data encryption. Several potential avenues towards this goal are discussed.
The increasing consumer reliance on electronic devices has risen to a level where it is easier for attackers to compromise the privacy and security of an individual’s digital information than by any other means. Private information is stored in a wide variety of digital platforms including mobile phones, personal computers, social media profiles, cloud storage, etc. …
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