THE DIGITAL FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF SNAPCHAT APPLICATION USING XML RECORDS MUKHLIS PRASETYO AJI, 2 IMAM RIADI
The use of social media such Snapchat is quite popular in the United States. It is a free chatting application that allows the users to send images and videos, but it will remove the postings temporally. Uploading improper images and videos on social media becomes recent trends done by teens, even children. They do not realize the negative impact of posting their personal images and videos in virtual public area; it can trigger cyber-bullying and sexting. Some previous researches on the issue
... ches on the issue observed whether or not the files of image and video uploaded in Snapchat are really removed permanently. The researchers also observed whether or not metadata trace relating to images and videos location that have been sent by the users, and where Snapchat saves the files sent by them. The previous researchers found digital evidences of XML Records relating to Snapchat in saving images on a folder named com.snapchat.android_preferences.xml. The folder contains important information. The other things is existence of a folder named received_image_snaps. It contains program/s for removing files; it is ".nomedia" extention. If a directory has a file named ".nomedia" extention, so the hardware saving media would not scan and record metadata file in the directory.Therefore, this research is expected to reveal where Snapchat saves the data, how to recover images or videos, and how the correlation between XML Records and image name on Snapchat. Therefore, it is important to know the related files in XML records and image name to ease and accelerate investigation process.