A Step Towards Internet Anonymity Minimization: Cybercrime Investigation Process Perspective

  • Shweta Sankhwar
  • Dhirendra Pandey
  • R. A. Khan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 701)


Nowadays, people are heading towards an era where the use of personal devices such as Personal Digital Assistant, laptops and wireless networks is increasing. Users operate their personal devices to gain benefit from resources and services offered by the Internet. Sometimes, these Internet activities are susceptible to cybercrimes and their consequences can be as harmful as common physical crime. Cyber-criminals use fake geographical locations to commit frauds and easily get away without eroding their anonymity. The geographical location information should be mandatory to gain access control. Authentication of user’s geographical location (geolocation) can be helpful in enhancing network security and control access to resources. In this paper, IP address is used to authenticate user’s graphical location and some of its extended properties which can be used as a weapon to avoid users from entering fake geographical locations while using Internet services, so as to improve safety and decreasing cybercrimes. The proposed model takes proactive investigations to uncover cybercrimes and cyber-criminals who are actively engaged in cybercrime.


Cybercrimes Internet Anonymity Cyber investigation Geolocation IP address 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shweta Sankhwar
    • 1
  • Dhirendra Pandey
    • 1
  • R. A. Khan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia

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