Private Web Browser Forensics: A Case Study on Epic Privacy Browser

Reed, Alan; Scanlon, Mark; Le-Khac, Nhien-An

Publication Date:  December 2018

Publication Name:  Journal of Information Warfare, Volume 17, Number 1, Pages

Abstract:   Organized crime, as well as individual criminals, are benefiting from the protection of private browsers to carry out illegal activity, such as money laundering, drug trafficking, the online exchange of child abuse material, etc. Epic Privacy Browser is one common example. It is currently in use in approximately 180 countries worldwide. In this paper, we outline the location and type of evidence available through live and post-mortem state analysis of the Epic Privacy Browser. This analysis identifies how the browser functions during use and where evidence can be recovered after use, the tools, and effective presentation of the recovered material.

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      @article{reed2018privatebrowsers,
author={Reed, Alan and Scanlon, Mark and Le-Khac, Nhien-An},
title="{Private Web Browser Forensics: A Case Study on Epic Privacy Browser}",
booktitle="{Journal of Information Warfare}",
year="2018",
volume="17",
number="1",
abstract="Organized crime, as well as individual criminals, are benefiting from the protection of private browsers to carry out illegal activity, such as money laundering, drug trafficking, the online exchange of child abuse material, etc. Epic Privacy Browser is one common example. It is currently in use in approximately 180 countries worldwide. In this paper, we outline the location and type of evidence available through live and post-mortem state analysis of the Epic Privacy Browser. This analysis identifies how the browser functions during use and where evidence can be recovered after use, the tools, and effective presentation of the recovered material."
}