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DOI :10.26650/acin.1109682   IUP :10.26650/acin.1109682    Full Text (PDF)

Digital Forensic Analysis of Discord Mobile Application on Android Based Smartphones

İlker Kara

Nowadays, the spread of social media in all areas of society and becoming a part of life has led to creative and innovative changes in the fields of communication. Instant messaging applications are widely used in communication between users around the world, and the Discord application is one of them. With the Discord application, more than 300 million registered users benefit from many services such as gaming, messaging, and video chat. The use of Discord by cybercriminals has also become one of the most common applications in forensic investigations. In this study, by examining the structure of the Discord application used in Android devices, a methodology has been presented on how to extract data and how to examine these data in terms of forensic analysis. The proposed analysis methodology shows how communication analytics, contact information, message information, deleted messages, group messages, how messages are extracted and how to examine these data structures, permissions, user information, and communication protocols can be analyzed. In the results of the study, a comprehensive analysis of the Discord application in terms of judicial reviews is presented.

DOI :10.26650/acin.1109682   IUP :10.26650/acin.1109682    Full Text (PDF)

Android Tabanlı Cep Telefonlarında Discord Uygulamasının Adli Bilişim Analizi

İlker Kara

Günümüzde sosyal medyanın toplumun her alanında yaygınlaşarak yaşamın bir parçası haline gelmesi iletişim alanının yaratıcılık ve yenilikçi değişimlere yol açmıştır. Dünya genelinde kullanıcılar arasında uçtan uca iletişimde anlık mesajlaşma uygulamaları yaygın olarak kullanılmakta ve Discord uygulaması da bunlardan birisidir. Discord uygulaması ile oyun, mesajlaşma, görüntülü sohbet gibi birçok hizmetlerden 300 milyondan fazla kayıtlı kullanıcısı yaralanmaktadır. Bu nedenle Discord uygulaması siber suçlular tarafından da kullanılması adli incelemelerde en sık karşılaşılan uygulamalardan biri haline gelmiştir. Bu çalışma Android telefonlarda kullanılan Discord uygulamasının yapısı incelenerek adli analiz açısından Discord uygulamasından elde edilen verilerin çıkarılması ve nasıl incelenebileceğini gösteren bir metodolojisi sunar. Önerilen analiz metodolojisi iletişim analizlerini, iletişim bilgilerini, mesaj bilgilerini, silinen mesajları, grup mesajlarını, mesaj gönderme ve alma süreçlerini, veri yapısını, izinler, kullanıcı bilgileri, iletişim bilgileri, iletişim protokollerini nasıl analiz edilebileceğini gösterilmektedir. Çalışmanı sonuçlarından Discord uygulamasının adli incelemeler açısından kapsamlı bir analiz sunulmuştur.


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Kara İ. Digital Forensic Analysis of Discord Mobile Application on Android Based Smartphones. Acta Infologica [Internet]. 1 Feb. 2023 [cited 1 Feb. 2023];6(2):189-198. Available from: https://doi.org/10.26650/acin.1109682 doi: 10.26650/acin.1109682


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Submitted27.04.2022
Accepted19.08.2022
Published Online31.10.2022

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