Visible to the public Vehicular Digital Forensics: What Does My Vehicle Know About Me?

TitleVehicular Digital Forensics: What Does My Vehicle Know About Me?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLacroix, Jesse, El-Khatib, Khalil, Akalu, Rajen
Conference NameProceedings of the 6th ACM Symposium on Development and Analysis of Intelligent Vehicular Networks and Applications
Date PublishedNovember 2016
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-4506-4
KeywordsCollaboration, composability, Computational Intelligence, Data collection, Forensics, Human Behavior, information forensics, infotainment systems, manet privacy, MANET security, Metrics, privacy, pubcrawl, Resiliency, Scalability, security, vehicular ad hoc network

A major component of modern vehicles is the infotainment system, which interfaces with its drivers and passengers. Other mobile devices, such as handheld phones and laptops, can relay information to the embedded infotainment system through Bluetooth and vehicle WiFi. The ability to extract information from these systems would help forensic analysts determine the general contents that is stored in an infotainment system. Based off the data that is extracted, this would help determine what stored information is relevant to law enforcement agencies and what information is non-essential when it comes to solving criminal activities relating to the vehicle itself. This would overall solidify the Intelligent Transport System and Vehicular Ad Hoc Network infrastructure in combating crime through the use of vehicle forensics. Additionally, determining the content of these systems will allow forensic analysts to know if they can determine anything about the end-user directly and/or indirectly.

Citation Keylacroix_vehicular_2016