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iOS Forensics Cookbook

By : Bhanu Birani, Mayank Birani
Book Image

iOS Forensics Cookbook

By: Bhanu Birani, Mayank Birani

Overview of this book

Mobile device forensics is a branch of digital forensics that involves the recovery of evidence or data in a digital format from a device without affecting its integrity. With the growing popularity of iOS-based Apple devices, iOS forensics has developed immense importance. To cater to the need, this book deals with tasks such as the encryption and decryption of files, various ways to integrate techniques withsocial media, and ways to grab the user events and actions on the iOS app. Using practical examples, we’ll start with the analysis keychain and raw disk decryption, social media integration, and getting accustomed to analytics tools. You’ll also learn how to distribute the iOS apps without releasing them to Apple’s App Store. Moving on, the book covers test flights and hockey app integration, the crash reporting system, recovery tools, and their features. By the end of the book, using the aforementioned techniques, you will be able to successfully analyze iOS-based devices forensically.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Exploring SQLite browser

In this section, we are going to explore the way to recover and check data stored in SQLite database. This tool is going to help us to analyze and read SQLite data once it is recovered using the forensic recovery tools we used in the preceding sections.

Getting ready

Download SQLite Browser from This is an open source tool available for operating systems including Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It is a high quality tool used to create, edit, and design database with SQLite.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to explore the data analysis:

  1. Install SQLite once the download is complete.

  2. Now, after installation, open SQLite and the window should look similar to the following screenshot:

  3. This tool provides a variety of options in which we create database files. Along with that it can also allow us to read the existing database files.

  4. In order to read the existing database files, click on the Open Database button, which is at the top of the window...