Title: Forensic Analysis WhatsApp Mobile Application On Android-Based Smartphones Using National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) Framework

Issue Number: Vol. 8, No. 3
Year of Publication: Sep - 2019
Page Numbers: 223-231
Authors: Vindy Arista Yuliani, Imam Riadi
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002615


The Whatsapp application is an alternative to exchange messages because of its ease of use. The number of WhatsApp users and security features is available, allowing WhatsApp to be used as a communication medium for criminal purposes such as fraud of buying and selling online, terrorist activities, planning murder, and other criminal activities. Message archives stored on WhatsApp applications installed on cellular phones can be used by investigators as evidence to uncover crimes that use this application as their communication media. The mobile forensic method uses the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) with preservation, acquisition, examination and analysis, reporting. This study describes on the application of mobile forensics which can be used as a reference for conducting forensic research on whatsapp applications to obtain evidence in the form of conversation messages by extracting whatsapp application databases that store encrypted conversation messages. Exploration results using oxygen forensic and andriller assistance will be used as research reports with the involvement of android smartphone evidence.