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BitTorrent Sync: Network Investigation Methodology


Mark Scanlon , Jason Farina , Tahar Kechadi

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
he volume of personal information and data most Internet users find themselves amassing is ever increasing, and the fast pace of the modern world results in most people requiring instant access to their files. Millions of these users turn to cloud-based file synchronisation services, such as Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive, Apple iCloud and Google Drive, to enable" always-on" access to their most up-to-date data from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. The prevalence of recent articles regarding invasion of privacy issues and data protection breaches in the media has caused many to review their online personal data security practices. To provide an alternative to cloud-based file backup and synchronisation, BitTorrent Inc. released an alternative cloudless file backup and synchronisation service, named BitTorrent Sync in April 2013. BitTorrent Sync's popularity
Conference Name: 
2014 9th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
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Publication Date: 
National University of Ireland, Dublin (UCD)
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