عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
What’s really ‘ Happn ing’? A forensic analysis of Android and iOS Happn dating apps
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
واقعاً "اتفاق افتاد" چیست؟ تجزیه و تحلیل پزشکی قانونی برنامه های دوستیابی Android و iOS Happn
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Computers & Security, 94 (2020) 101833. doi:10.1016/j.cose.2020.101833
Shawn Knox, Steven Moghadam, Kenny Patrick, Anh Phan, Kim-KwangRaymond Choo
With today’s world revolving around online interaction, dating applications (apps) are a prime example of how people are able to discover and converse with others that may share similar interests or lifestyles, including during the recent COVID-19 lockdowns. To connect the users, geolocation is often utilized. How- ever, with each new app comes the possibility of criminal exploitation. For example, while apps with ge- olocation feature are intended for users to provide personal information that drive their search to meet someone, that same information can be used by hackers or forensic analysts to gain access to personal data, albeit for different purposes. This paper examines the Happn dating app (versions 9.6.2, 9.7, and 9.8 for iOS devices, and versions 3.0.22 and 24.18.0 for Android devices), which geographically works differently compared to most notable dating apps by providing users with profiles of other users that might have passed by them or in the general radius of their location. Encompassing both iOS and An- droid devices along with eight varying user profiles with diverse backgrounds, this study aims to explore the potential for a malicious actor to uncover the personal information of another user by identifying artifacts that may pertain to sensitive user data.
Keywords: Dating apps | Online dating | Dating app artifacts | Mobile forensics | iOS forensics | Android forensics