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Mastering Mobile Forensics

By : Soufiane Tahiri
Book Image

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 5. Windows Phone 8 Forensics

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce Windows Phone 8 (WP8). In the first part of this chapter, we will see the main differences between WP7 and WP8. Further on, we will go through Windows 8 internals and describe the WP8 security models and their implementation. This chapter will also describe the WP filesystem, following which we will go through the steps to logically acquire a Windows Phone 8 device and describe WP PINs and hardware encryption. We will also describe evidence location in the Windows Phone registry and analyze the Windows Phone PIN.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Windows Phone 8 internals

  • Partitions and the filesystem

  • Windows Phone 8 security models

  • Windows Phone 8 data protection

  • Windows Phone 8 logical acquisition

  • Windows Phone cloud acquisition

  • JTAG and physical acquisition

  • Artifact location and user PIN study