Date of Award

Spring 5-2019

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science



Advisor/Committee Chair

Fabio Auffant II


Devices such as the Google Home and Amazon Echo are great sources of digital evidence and artifacts due to the fact that much of the data these devices generate are stored both locally and in the cloud. For this reason, law enforcement and forensic investigators are not forced to rely on companies such as Google and Amazon to retrieve useful information. In this paper, techniques used to retrieve this information are discussed. Although some of these techniques require an analyst to have an individual’s login credentials, other techniques that focus on the data stored in a user’s phone can be used as long as the analyst is able to obtain root (privileged) access.

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