SMIRK: SMS Management and Information Retrieval Kit
Cyber forensics, Computer forensics, Mobile device forensics
Computer Engineering | Computer Sciences | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Forensic Science and Technology
There has been tremendous growth in the information environment since the advent of the Internet and wireless networks. Just as e-mail has been the mainstay of the web in its use for personal and commercial communication, one can say that text messaging or Short Message Service (SMS) has become synonymous with communication on mobile networks. With the increased use of text messaging over the years, the amount of mobile evidence has increased as well. This has resulted in the growth of mobile forensics. A key function of digital forensics is efficient and comprehensive evidence analysis which includes authorship attribution. Significant work on mobile forensics has focused on data acquisition from devices and little attention has been given to the analysis of SMS. Consequentially, we propose a software application called: SMS Management and Information Retrieval Kit (SMIRK). SMIRK aims to deliver a fast and efficient solution for investigators and researchers to generate reports and graphs on text messaging. It also allows investigators to analyze the authorship of SMS messages.
Baggili, Ibrahim; Mohan, Ashwin; and Rogers, Marcus, "SMIRK: SMS Management and Information Retrieval Kit" (2010). Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications. 25.
Baggili, I., Mohan, A., & Rogers, M. (2010). SMIRK: SMS Management and Information Retrieval Kit. In Baggili, Ibrahim, ed. Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime: First International ICST Conference, ICDF2C 2009, Albany, NY, USA, September 30-October 2, 2009, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 33-42. Springer Berlin Heidelberg http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-11534-9_4