Image source detection : a case study on Facebook images taken by iPhones
Pan, Lei and Trepanic, Nijaz 2011, Image source detection : a case study on Facebook images taken by iPhones, in ATIS 2011 : Workshop proceedingof ATIS 2011. Melbourne, November 9th, 2011. Second Applications and Techniques in Information Security Workshop, Deakin University School of Information Systems, Australia, pp. 39-46.
ATIS 2011 : Workshop proceedingof ATIS 2011. Melbourne, November 9th, 2011. Second Applications and Techniques in Information Security Workshop
Applications and Techniques in Information Security Workshop
Deakin University School of Information Systems
Place of publication
Forged and tempered digital images become increasingly common on Facebook to aid computer frauds. The situation is worsened as many users can use a phone to take a photo and upload it to Facebook within two clicks, which highlights the need of image forensics for the cyber fraud cases. In this paper, we show the existence of the Facebook image filter which automatically changes the Facebook photos and consequently challenges the validity of forensic results. We aim to enable forensic investigators to relate a seized camera and a Facebook image. Specifically, we utilize intrinsic sensor pattern noise produced by a camera's lens to derive forensically useful information as Photo Response Non-Uniformity (PRNU) patterns. We propose to compare the PRNU patterns of a Facebook image and the flat field images produced by the candidate cameras. And we conclude this method to be effective by successfully identifying the correct iPhone from a list of four for a given Face book image.
Field of Research
089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences