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Mastering Mobile Forensics

By : Soufiane Tahiri
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Mastering Mobile Forensics

By: Soufiane Tahiri

Overview of this book

Mobile forensics presents a real challenge to the forensic community due to the fast and unstoppable changes in technology. This book aims to provide the forensic community an in-depth insight into mobile forensic techniques when it comes to deal with recent smartphones operating systems Starting with a brief overview of forensic strategies and investigation procedures, you will understand the concepts of file carving, GPS analysis, and string analyzing. You will also see the difference between encryption, encoding, and hashing methods and get to grips with the fundamentals of reverse code engineering. Next, the book will walk you through the iOS, Android and Windows Phone architectures and filesystem, followed by showing you various forensic approaches and data gathering techniques. You will also explore advanced forensic techniques and find out how to deal with third-applications using case studies. The book will help you master data acquisition on Windows Phone 8. By the end of this book, you will be acquainted with best practices and the different models used in mobile forensics.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Mastering Mobile Forensics
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Preparing a Mobile Forensic Workstation

Chapter 3. iDevices from a Forensic Point of View

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the forensic approach of an iOS device. We will introduce iOS architecture components and the filesystem. This chapter will indicate methodology, techniques, and tools used to acquire evidences from iOS devices, it will also point out the difference between different modes (DFU, recovery, and more), introduce the jailbreaking concept, and discuss the biometric aspect of iOS devices.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The iOS architecture

  • The iOS filesystem

  • iOS platform and hardware security

  • Identifying stored data

  • iOS acquisition and forensic approaches

  • iOS artifact recovery

  • It's going biometric!

  • Third-party application forensics