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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)

Android malware overview

As you may know, different types of malware have different goals, so they have different functionalities as well. Some malicious programs spy on the victim and attempt to steal application data, for example, SMS messages, and emails, while others just show the user unwanted advertisements. This section will introduce you to the most common types of Android malware.

Banking malware

Banking malware is one of the most popular varieties on the Android platform. It can be distributed as fake banking applications to steal banking information typed by the users, or as a third-party application that will steal such info from a genuine one. Also, usually, banking Trojans can intercept banking transactions...