As we already know, iOS is one of the leading mobile operating systems and iOS devices get sold in millions. Therefore, as a forensics examiner, there are a lot more chances that you will have to conduct an iOS mobile device forensic examination. Also, as a pentester, if you want to go next level and want to learn about collecting sensitive data, evidences from iPhone and its backup, then this chapter will really help you to achieve it.
Let's see a crime case before moving further:
Case Study: If you remember the famous Oscar Pistorius crime case, where his iPads were examined by a mobile expert and found data of searching for car and pornography sites in the browser history before killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. In this trial, a copy of iPad's browser history was taken by forensic experts and submitted as evidence.
At a crime scene, a recovered iPhone or iPad can provide good amount of information on the evidence due to its capabilities of storing a large...