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Investigating Window imo

10/03/2023 Friday

imo is an instant messaging platform similar to WhatsApp and Viber. The app initially gained popularity due to the video calls feature as it was one of the first instant messaging platforms to offer this feature. Nowadays, almost all of the instant messaging platforms allow its users to communicate via text, voice, video messages and calls freely as long as they have an active internet connection.

Digital Forensics Value of imo

Similar to other instant messaging apps, imo has millions of users worldwide performing all kinds of activities online. Thus, it is important to be able to analyze and view critical artifacts that will support digital forensic investigations. It is important to note that the windows version of the app does not support account creation. It can be considered as an interface to use the mobile version of the app.

Location of imo Artifacts

The artifacts can be found at the following location:

Analyzing imo with ArtiFast

This section will discuss how to use ArtiFast to extract imo from Windows and what kind of digital forensics insights we can gain from the artifacts.

After you have created your case and added evidence for the investigation, at the Artifact Selection phase, you can select imo artifacts.

Once ArtiFast parser plugins complete processing the artifact for analysis, it can be reviewed via “Artifact View” or “Timeline View,” with indexing, filtering, and searching capabilities. Below is a detailed description of Window imo artifacts in ArtiFast.

imo Contacts Artifact

imo Conversations Artifact

imo Stories Artifact

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