Mobile Device Forensics
Mobile forensics is the collection of evidence from mobile devices such as phones, tablets, cameras and GPS devices.
Evidence we can collect includes, but isn't limited to:
- Deleted Contacts, like deleted files, are often more interesting that what wasn't deleted. Forensic techniques can recover deleted contacts.
- Deleted Text Messages can be recovered by accessing the device's sqlite database that stores text messages.
- Location Awareness is a key benefit of mobile forensics. Many apps record where a device has been. Weather apps, for example, use a device's GPS location every few minutes to provide the latest weather updates.
- Dynamic Text refers to any words you type that aren't in the dictionary. This is useful for getting important user names, email addresses, and chat fragments.
- Internet History is a crucial aspect of eDiscovery, providing valuable information based on a user's Internet browsing habits.
- WiFi History can provide a list of every hotspot a mobile device has connected to or (in rare cases) has come in range of.