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Finding File Fragments in the Cloud


As the use – and abuse – of cloud computing increases, it becomes necessary to conduct forensic analyses of cloud computing systems. This paper evaluates the feasibility of performing a digital forensic investigation on a cloud computing system. Specifically, experiments were conducted on the Nimbula on-site cloud operating system to determine if meaningful information can be extracted from a cloud system. The experiments involved planting known, unique files in a cloud computing infrastructure, and subsequently performing forensic captures of the virtual machine image that executes in the cloud. The results demonstrate that it is possible to extract key information about a cloud system and, in certain cases, even re-start a virtual machine.
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Dirk Ras, Martin Olivier. Finding File Fragments in the Cloud. 8th International Conference on Digital Forensics (DF), Jan 2012, Pretoria, South Africa. pp.169-185, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-33962-2_12⟩. ⟨hal-01523706⟩
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