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Learning Android Forensics, - Second Edition

By : Donnie Tindall, Rohit Tamma
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Learning Android Forensics, - Second Edition

By: Donnie Tindall, Rohit Tamma

Overview of this book

Many forensic examiners rely on commercial, push-button tools to retrieve and analyze data, even though there is no tool that does either of these jobs perfectly. Learning Android Forensics will introduce you to the most up-to-date Android platform and its architecture, and provide a high-level overview of what Android forensics entails. You will understand how data is stored on Android devices and how to set up a digital forensic examination environment. As you make your way through the chapters, you will work through various physical and logical techniques to extract data from devices in order to obtain forensic evidence. You will also learn how to recover deleted data and forensically analyze application data with the help of various open source and commercial tools. In the concluding chapters, you will explore malware analysis so that you’ll be able to investigate cybersecurity incidents involving Android malware. By the end of this book, you will have a complete understanding of the Android forensic process, you will have explored open source and commercial forensic tools, and will have basic skills of Android malware identification and analysis.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Dynamic analysis of malicious Android applications

The easiest way to perform a malicious Android application analysis is to run it in a controlled environment. You already know how to run an emulator and install applications via ADB, so you may install a suspicious application in a clean virtual system and see what artefacts are left after you run it. For example, you can find SQLite databases with data collected by a malicious application or its configuration files.

Dynamic analysis using an online sandbox

An easier and more efficient approach is to use pre-built sandboxes for malware analysis. One of these sandboxes is Joe Sandbox. It supports automated dynamic analysis of different types of applications, including Windows...