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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

Windows Phone 7 versus Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone is Microsoft's smartphone operating system developed as a successor of Windows Mobile. In contrast to Windows Mobile, Windows Phone mainly targets customer markets rather than the enterprise market. This explains the significant progress it has made in the global smartphone market, moving it to third position based on market share.

Windows Phone 7 was the first public release announced in 2010. In 2011, Microsoft announced WP 7.5, which included the mobile version of Internet Explorer 9, Twitter integration of People Hub, multitasking of third-party applications, and Windows SkyDrive access. In October 2012, Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8, a newly built operating system based on the Windows NT kernel (instead of Windows CE) sharing many components with Windows 8. In April 2014, Windows Phone 8.1 added new features like the notification center, separate volume control, and inclusion of Apple's Siri-like voice assistant, Cortana.