Proposal / Submission Type

Peer Reviewed Paper

Location

Richmond, Virginia

Start Date

25-5-2011 11:00 AM

Abstract

Given the ubiquitous nature of computing, individuals now have nearly 24-7 access to the internet. People are not just going online through traditional means with a PC anymore, they are now frequently using nontraditional devices such as cell phones, smart phones, and gaming consoles. Given the increased use of gaming consoles for online access, there is also an increased use of gaming consoles to commit criminal activity. The digital forensic community has been tasked with creating new approaches for forensically analyzing gaming consoles. In this research paper the authors demonstrate different tools, both commercial and open source, available to forensically analyzing gaming consoles, specifically the Xbox 360. Used Xbox 360 gaming consoles were purchased online through popular auction sites for the purpose of this research.

Keywords: Digital Forensics, Identity Theft, Xbox 360 Gaming Console, Cyber Crime

 
May 25th, 11:00 AM

A Practitioners Guide to the Forensic Investigation of Xbox 360 Gaming Consoles

Richmond, Virginia

Given the ubiquitous nature of computing, individuals now have nearly 24-7 access to the internet. People are not just going online through traditional means with a PC anymore, they are now frequently using nontraditional devices such as cell phones, smart phones, and gaming consoles. Given the increased use of gaming consoles for online access, there is also an increased use of gaming consoles to commit criminal activity. The digital forensic community has been tasked with creating new approaches for forensically analyzing gaming consoles. In this research paper the authors demonstrate different tools, both commercial and open source, available to forensically analyzing gaming consoles, specifically the Xbox 360. Used Xbox 360 gaming consoles were purchased online through popular auction sites for the purpose of this research.

Keywords: Digital Forensics, Identity Theft, Xbox 360 Gaming Console, Cyber Crime