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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


In this chapter, we had a look at the Android architecture and its security models, how they are inherited and implemented; we saw how disk encryption has evolved through Android versions, and how Android deals with sandboxes, SELinux, and application signing; then we discussed various techniques for bypassing lock screens and how to crack PINs and passwords. This chapter tried to clarify the importance of rooting Android devices in order to help investigators gather the most evidence from it.

Having a sound knowledge of Android internals, security implementation, and lock screen bypasses lets us understand some techniques related to logical and physical acquisitions using different techniques. This chapter explained how we can acquire (logically and physically) an Android image and how we can analyze it using a free and open source tool (Autopsy), and introduced the JTAG and chip-off techniques, the differences between them, and how they are used in a forensic context.

This chapter...