Joseph Lewthwaite
Victoria Smith

Abstract

In the world of information sharing Limewire is one of the more popular means for exchanging illicit material and therefore often features in child pornography (CP) cases. In this paper we look at evidence that examiners have available to them, the artifacts left behind by installation and use of the Limewire client that will tell them what the user did and their intent behind that use. We will also look at tips and techniques for finding and extracting evidence from unallocated space, slack space and other corners of the digital evidence. Lastly we introduce a tool AScan that will allow the investigator to extract all the evidence and expand the investigation into the child pornography networks the suspect was a member of.