Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. 9th International Conference, ICDF2C 2017, Prague, Czech Republic, October 9-11, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

A Web-Based Mouse Dynamics Visualization Tool for User Attribution in Digital Forensic Readiness

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-73697-6_5,
        author={Dominik Ernsberger and R. Ikuesan and S. Venter and Alf Zugenmaier},
        title={A Web-Based Mouse Dynamics Visualization Tool for User Attribution in Digital Forensic Readiness},
        proceedings={Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. 9th International Conference, ICDF2C 2017, Prague, Czech Republic, October 9-11, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ICDF2C},
        year={2018},
        month={1},
        keywords={Mouse-dynamics Event-visualizer Digital forensic readiness User identification and attribution Behavioral dynamics},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-73697-6_5}
    }
    
  • Dominik Ernsberger
    R. Ikuesan
    S. Venter
    Alf Zugenmaier
    Year: 2018
    A Web-Based Mouse Dynamics Visualization Tool for User Attribution in Digital Forensic Readiness
    ICDF2C
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73697-6_5
Dominik Ernsberger1,*, R. Ikuesan2,*, S. Venter2,*, Alf Zugenmaier1,*
  • 1: Munich University of Applied Sciences
  • 2: University of Pretoria
*Contact email: ernsberger.dominik@gmail.com, aikuesan@cs.up.ac.za, hsventer@cs.up.ac.za, alf.zugenmaier@hm.edu

Abstract

The Integration of mouse dynamics in user authentication and authorization has gained wider research attention in the security domain, specifically for user identification. However, same cannot be said for user identification from the forensic perspective. As a step in this direction, this paper proposes a mouse behavioral dynamics visualization tool which can be used in a forensic process. The developed tool was used to evaluate human behavioral consistency on several news-related web pages. The result presents promising research tendency which can be reliably applied as a user attribution mechanism in a digital forensic readiness process.