Retracing the Flow of the Stream : Investigating Kodi Streaming Services

Bromley, Samuel Todd and Sheppard, John and Scanlon, Mark and Le-Khac, Nhien An (2021) Retracing the Flow of the Stream : Investigating Kodi Streaming Services. In: 11th EAI International Conference, ICDF2C 2020, Proceedings :. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST . Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, USA, pp. 231-236. ISBN 9783030687335

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Kodi is of one of the world’s largest open-source streaming platforms for viewing video content. Easily installed Kodi add-ons facilitate access to online pirated videos and streaming content by facilitating the user to search and view copyrighted videos with a basic level of technical knowledge. In some countries, there have been paid child sexual abuse organizations publishing/streaming child abuse material to an international paying clientele. Open source software used for viewing videos from the Internet, such as Kodi, is being exploited by criminals to conduct their activities. In this paper, we describe a new method to quickly locate Kodi artifacts and gather information for a successful prosecution. We also evaluate our approach on different platforms; Windows, Android and Linux. Our experiments show the file location, artifacts and a history of viewed content including their locations from the Internet. Our approach will serve as a resource to forensic investigators to examine Kodi or similar streaming platforms.

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