International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime pp 200-206 | Cite as

Exploring the Effectiveness of Digital Forensics Tools on the Sony PlayStation Vita

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 157)


As gaming consoles become more advanced, their capabilities increase and they can store more information on the users. Because of this, they are becoming viable sources of forensic evidence. This research contributes to the little-explored and growing field of video game console forensics through the examination of current forensic tools on the Sony PlayStation Vita. These tools were used to analyze backups created by the device to better understand the new file types, and what data are stored in them and how. Although most of the files were encrypted, valuable metadata could be acquired from them.


Digital forensics Sony PlayStation Vita PS Vita Video game console forensics 


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© Institute for Computer Sciences, Social informatics and Telecommunication Engineering 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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