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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Preparing a Mobile Forensic Workstation
Index

Presenting a mobile forensics process


The first chapter of this book introduced an abstraction of different forensic frameworks. Smartphone forensics is an evolving field of digital forensics; it was described by Digital Forensics Research Workshop in 2001 as follows:

The use of scientifically derived and proven methods toward the preservation, collection, validation, identification, analysis, interpretation, documentation, and preservation of digital evidence derived from digital sources, for the purpose of facilitating or furthering the reconstruction of events found to be criminal, or helping to anticipate unauthorized actions shown to be disruptive to planned operations.

In real world challenges and actual circumstances, conducting a forensic examination is subject to the local legal system and its rules of evidence and different constraints related to the device itself (OS, device model, technical challenges, and so on), as well as the case being investigated. A forensics examination...