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The dark side of I2P, a forensic analysis case study

BAZLI, Behnam (2017) The dark side of I2P, a forensic analysis case study. Systematic Biology (Published by Taylor and Francis). ISSN 1063-5157

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File sharing applications, which operate as a form of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) network, are popular amongst users and developers due to their heterogeneity, decentralized approach and rudimentary deployment features. However, they are also used for illegal online activities and often are infested with malicious content such as viruses and contraband material. This brings new challenges to forensic investigations in detecting, retrieving and examining the P2P applications. Within the domain of P2P applications, the Invisible Internet Project (IP2) is used to allow applications to communicate anonymously. As such, this work discusses its use by network node operators and known attacks against privacy or availability of I2P routers. Specifically, we investigate the characteristics of I2P networks in order to outline the security flaws and the issues in detecting artefacts within the I2P. Furthermore, we present a discussion on new methods to detect the presence of I2P using forensic tools and reconstruct specific I2P activities using artefacts left over by network software.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Computing
Depositing User: Behnam BAZLI
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 10:55
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3650

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