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Investigating Internet Crimes by Art Bowker, Todd G. Shipley

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Chapter 15

Investigating Methods of Communication

This chapter is intended to assist the investigator new to Internet investigation understand several of the different protocols that can be used to communicate over the Internet. The different methods include various chat programs, Instant Messaging, and bulletin boards. Each of these communication protocols has a different method of investigation and requires separate applications to access. This chapter will describe the various protocols and common applications that use these protocols.

Keywords

IRC; IM; Yahoo IM; Skype; client server networks; peer-to-peer (P2P) networks; Usenet; free agent; Fserve; bulletin board (BBS); Craigslist; 4chan; 2ch; eBay

USENET is like a herd of performing elephants ...

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