Practical Mobile Forensics

Author: Heather Mahalik
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788835909
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Computers

Investigate, analyze, and report iOS, Android, and Windows devices Key Features Get hands-on experience in performing simple to complex mobile forensics techniques. Retrieve and analyze data stored not only on mobile devices but also through the cloud and other connected mediums. A practical guide to leveraging the power of mobile forensics on popular mobile platforms with lots of tips, tricks, and caveats. Book Description Covering up-to-date mobile platforms, this book will focuses on teaching you the most recent techniques for investigating mobile devices. We delve mobile forensics techniques in iOS 9-11, Android 7-8 devices, and Windows 10. We will demonstrate the latest open source and commercial mobile forensics tools, enabling you to analyze and retrieve data effectively. You will learn how to introspect and retrieve data from the cloud, and document and prepare reports of your investigations. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the current operating systems and the relevant techniques to recover data from mobile devices by leveraging open source solutions. What you will learn Discover the new techniques in practical mobile forensics Understand the architecture and security mechanisms present in iOS and Android platforms Identify sensitive files on the iOS and Android platforms Set up a forensic environment Extract data from the iOS and Android platforms Recover data on the iOS and Android platforms Understand the forensics of Windows devices Explore various third-party application techniques and data recovery techniques Who this book is for If you are a forensics professional and are eager to widen your forensics skill set to mobile forensics then, this book is for you. Some understanding of digital forensics practices would do wonders.

Practical Mobile Forensics

Author: Heather Mahalik
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786465610
Release Date: 2016-05-20
Genre: Computers

A hands-on guide to mastering mobile forensics for the iOS, Android, and the Windows Phone platforms About This Book Get to grips with the basics of mobile forensics and the various forensic approaches Retrieve and analyze the data stored on mobile devices and on the cloud A practical guide to leverage the power of mobile forensics on the popular mobile platforms with lots of tips, tricks and caveats Who This Book Is For This book is for forensics professionals who are eager to widen their forensics skillset to mobile forensics and acquire data from mobile devices. What You Will Learn Discover the new features in practical mobile forensics Understand the architecture and security mechanisms present in iOS and Android platforms Identify sensitive files on the iOS and Android platforms Set up the forensic environment Extract data on the iOS and Android platforms Recover data on the iOS and Android platforms Understand the forensics of Windows devices Explore various third-party application techniques and data recovery techniques In Detail Mobile phone forensics is the science of retrieving data from a mobile phone under forensically sound conditions. This book is an update to Practical Mobile Forensics and it delves into the concepts of mobile forensics and its importance in today's world. We will deep dive into mobile forensics techniques in iOS 8 - 9.2, Android 4.4 - 6, and Windows Phone devices. We will demonstrate the latest open source and commercial mobile forensics tools, enabling you to analyze and retrieve data effectively. You will learn how to introspect and retrieve data from cloud, and document and prepare reports for your investigations. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the current operating systems and techniques so you can recover data from mobile devices by leveraging open source solutions. Style and approach This book takes a very practical approach and depicts real-life mobile forensics scenarios with lots of tips and tricks to help acquire the required forensics skillset for various mobile platforms.

Practical Mobile Forensics Second Edition

Author: Heather Mahalik
Publisher:
ISBN: 1786464209
Release Date: 2016-05-20
Genre: Computers

A hands-on guide to mastering mobile forensics for the iOS, Android, and the Windows Phone platformsAbout This Book- Get to grips with the basics of mobile forensics and the various forensic approaches- Retrieve and analyze the data stored on mobile devices and on the cloud- A practical guide to leverage the power of mobile forensics on the popular mobile platforms with lots of tips, tricks and caveatsWho This Book Is ForThis book is for forensics professionals who are eager to widen their forensics skillset to mobile forensics and acquire data from mobile devices.What You Will Learn- Discover the new features in practical mobile forensics- Understand the architecture and security mechanisms present in iOS and Android platforms- Identify sensitive files on the iOS and Android platforms- Set up the forensic environment- Extract data on the iOS and Android platforms- Recover data on the iOS and Android platforms- Understand the forensics of Windows devices- Explore various third-party application techniques and data recovery techniquesIn DetailMobile phone forensics is the science of retrieving data from a mobile phone under forensically sound conditions. This book is an update to Practical Mobile Forensics and it delves into the concepts of mobile forensics and its importance in today's world.We will deep dive into mobile forensics techniques in iOS 8 - 9.2, Android 4.4 - 6, and Windows Phone devices. We will demonstrate the latest open source and commercial mobile forensics tools, enabling you to analyze and retrieve data effectively. You will learn how to introspect and retrieve data from cloud, and document and prepare reports for your investigations.By the end of this book, you will have mastered the current operating systems and techniques so you can recover data from mobile devices by leveraging open source solutions.Style and approach This book takes a very practical approach and depicts real-life mobile forensics scenarios with lots of tips and tricks to help acquire the required forensics skillset for various mobile platforms.

Practical Mobile Forensics

Author: Satish Bommisetty
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783288328
Release Date: 2014-07-21
Genre: Law

The book is an easy-to-follow guide with clear instructions on various mobile forensic techniques. The chapters and the topics within are structured for a smooth learning curve, which will swiftly empower you to master mobile forensics. If you are a budding forensic analyst, consultant, engineer, or a forensic professional wanting to expand your skillset, this is the book for you. The book will also be beneficial to those with an interest in mobile forensics or wanting to find data lost on mobile devices. It will be helpful to be familiar with forensics in general but no prior experience is required to follow this book.

Practical Mobile Forensics Third Edition

Author: Rohit Tamma
Publisher: Packt Publishing
ISBN: 1788839196
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Computers

Investigate, analyze, and report iOS, Android, and Windows devices Key Features Get hands-on experience in performing simple to complex mobile forensics techniques. Retrieve and analyze data stored not only on mobile devices but also through the cloud and other connected mediums. A practical guide to leveraging the power of mobile forensics on popular mobile platforms with lots of tips, tricks, and caveats. Book Description Covering up-to-date mobile platforms, this book will focuses on teaching you the most recent techniques for investigating mobile devices. We delve mobile forensics techniques in iOS 9-11, Android 7-8 devices, and Windows 10. We will demonstrate the latest open source and commercial mobile forensics tools, enabling you to analyze and retrieve data effectively. You will learn how to introspect and retrieve data from the cloud, and document and prepare reports of your investigations. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the current operating systems and the relevant techniques to recover data from mobile devices by leveraging open source solutions. What you will learn Discover the new techniques in practical mobile forensics Understand the architecture and security mechanisms present in iOS and Android platforms Identify sensitive files on the iOS and Android platforms Set up a forensic environment Extract data from the iOS and Android platforms Recover data on the iOS and Android platforms Understand the forensics of Windows devices Explore various third-party application techniques and data recovery techniques Who this book is for If you are a forensics professional and are eager to widen your forensics skill set to mobile forensics then, this book is for you. Some understanding of digital forensics practices would do wonders.

Mobile Forensic Investigations A Guide to Evidence Collection Analysis and Presentation

Author: Lee Reiber
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0071843639
Release Date: 2016-03-04
Genre: Computers

Master the tools and techniques of mobile forensic investigations Conduct mobile forensic investigations that are legal, ethical, and highly effective using the detailed information contained in this practical guide. Mobile Forensic Investigations: A Guide to Evidence Collection, Analysis, and Presentation fully explains the latest tools and methods along with features, examples, and real-world case studies. Find out how to assemble a mobile forensics lab, collect prosecutable evidence, uncover hidden files, and lock down the chain of custody. This comprehensive resource shows not only how to collect and analyze mobile device data but also how to accurately document your investigations to deliver court-ready documents. • Legally seize mobile devices, USB drives, SD cards, and SIM cards • Uncover sensitive data through both physical and logical techniques • Properly package, document, transport, and store evidence • Work with free, open source, and commercial forensic software • Perform a deep dive analysis of iOS, Android, and Windows Phone file systems • Extract evidence from application, cache, and user storage files • Build SQLite queries and Python scripts for mobile device file interrogation • Prepare reports that will hold up to judicial and defense scrutiny

Mobile Phone Security and Forensics

Author: Iosif I. Androulidakis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319297422
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This new edition provides both theoretical and practical background of security and forensics for mobile phones. The author discusses confidentiality, integrity, and availability threats in mobile telephones to provide background for the rest of the book. Security and secrets of mobile phones are discussed including software and hardware interception, fraud and other malicious techniques used “against” users. The purpose of this book is to raise user awareness in regards to security and privacy threats present in the use of mobile phones while readers will also learn where forensics data reside in the mobile phone and the network and how to conduct a relevant analysis. The information on denial of service attacks has been thoroughly updated for the new edition. Also, a major addition to this edition is a section discussing software defined radio and open source tools for mobile phones.

Android Forensics

Author: Andrew Hoog
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781597496513
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Computers

The open source nature of the platform has not only established a new direction for the industry, but enables a developer or forensic analyst to understand the device at the most fundamental level. Android Forensics covers an open source mobile device platform based on the Linux 2.6 kernel and managed by the Open Handset Alliance. The Android platform is a major source of digital forensic investigation and analysis. This book provides a thorough review of the Android platform including supported hardware devices, the structure of the Android development project and implementation of core services (wireless communication, data storage and other low-level functions). Finally, it will focus on teaching readers how to apply actual forensic techniques to recover data. Ability to forensically acquire Android devices using the techniques outlined in the book Detailed information about Android applications needed for forensics investigations Important information about SQLite, a file based structured data storage relevant for both Android and many other platforms.

Mobile Forensics Cookbook

Author: Igor Mikhaylov
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785289750
Release Date: 2017-12-15
Genre: Computers

Discover the tools and techniques of mobile forensic investigations and make sure your mobile autopsy doesn't miss a thing, all through powerful practical recipes About This Book Acquire in-depth knowledge of mobile device acquisition using modern forensic tools Understand the importance of clouds for mobile forensics and learn how to extract data from them Discover advanced data extraction techniques that will help you to solve forensic tasks and challenges Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at practicing digital forensics analysts and information security professionals familiar with performing basic forensic investigations on mobile device operating systems namely Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry. It's also for those who need to broaden their skillset by adding more data extraction and recovery techniques. What You Will Learn Retrieve mobile data using modern forensic tools Work with Oxygen Forensics for Android devices acquisition Perform a deep dive analysis of iOS, Android, Windows, and BlackBerry Phone file systems Understand the importance of cloud in mobile forensics and extract data from the cloud using different tools Learn the application of SQLite and Plists Forensics and parse data with digital forensics tools Perform forensic investigation on iOS, Android, Windows, and BlackBerry mobile devices Extract data both from working and damaged mobile devices using JTAG and Chip-off Techniques In Detail Considering the emerging use of mobile phones, there is a growing need for mobile forensics. Mobile forensics focuses specifically on performing forensic examinations of mobile devices, which involves extracting, recovering and analyzing data for the purposes of information security, criminal and civil investigations, and internal investigations. Mobile Forensics Cookbook starts by explaining SIM cards acquisition and analysis using modern forensics tools. You will discover the different software solutions that enable digital forensic examiners to quickly and easily acquire forensic images. You will also learn about forensics analysis and acquisition on Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry devices. Next, you will understand the importance of cloud computing in the world of mobile forensics and understand different techniques available to extract data from the cloud. Going through the fundamentals of SQLite and Plists Forensics, you will learn how to extract forensic artifacts from these sources with appropriate tools. By the end of this book, you will be well versed with the advanced mobile forensics techniques that will help you perform the complete forensic acquisition and analysis of user data stored in different devices. Style and approach This book delivers a series of extra techniques and methods for extracting and analyzing data from your Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry devices. Using practical recipes, you will be introduced to a lot of modern forensics tools for performing effective mobile forensics.

Mobile Forensics Advanced Investigative Strategies

Author: Oleg Afonin
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786464088
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Computers

Master powerful strategies to acquire and analyze evidence from real-life scenarios About This Book A straightforward guide to address the roadblocks face when doing mobile forensics Simplify mobile forensics using the right mix of methods, techniques, and tools Get valuable advice to put you in the mindset of a forensic professional, regardless of your career level or experience Who This Book Is For This book is for forensic analysts and law enforcement and IT security officers who have to deal with digital evidence as part of their daily job. Some basic familiarity with digital forensics is assumed, but no experience with mobile forensics is required. What You Will Learn Understand the challenges of mobile forensics Grasp how to properly deal with digital evidence Explore the types of evidence available on iOS, Android, Windows, and BlackBerry mobile devices Know what forensic outcome to expect under given circumstances Deduce when and how to apply physical, logical, over-the-air, or low-level (advanced) acquisition methods Get in-depth knowledge of the different acquisition methods for all major mobile platforms Discover important mobile acquisition tools and techniques for all of the major platforms In Detail Investigating digital media is impossible without forensic tools. Dealing with complex forensic problems requires the use of dedicated tools, and even more importantly, the right strategies. In this book, you'll learn strategies and methods to deal with information stored on smartphones and tablets and see how to put the right tools to work. We begin by helping you understand the concept of mobile devices as a source of valuable evidence. Throughout this book, you will explore strategies and "plays" and decide when to use each technique. We cover important techniques such as seizing techniques to shield the device, and acquisition techniques including physical acquisition (via a USB connection), logical acquisition via data backups, over-the-air acquisition. We also explore cloud analysis, evidence discovery and data analysis, tools for mobile forensics, and tools to help you discover and analyze evidence. By the end of the book, you will have a better understanding of the tools and methods used to deal with the challenges of acquiring, preserving, and extracting evidence stored on smartphones, tablets, and the cloud. Style and approach This book takes a unique strategy-based approach, executing them on real-world scenarios. You will be introduced to thinking in terms of "game plans," which are essential to succeeding in analyzing evidence and conducting investigations.

Learning Android Forensics

Author: Rohit Tamma
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782174448
Release Date: 2015-04-30
Genre: Computers

If you are a forensic analyst or an information security professional wanting to develop your knowledge of Android forensics, then this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge of the Android mobile platform is expected.

iPhone and iOS Forensics

Author: Andrew Hoog
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 159749660X
Release Date: 2011-07-25
Genre: Computers

iPhone and iOS Forensics is a guide to the forensic acquisition and analysis of iPhone and iOS devices, and offers practical advice on how to secure iOS devices, data and apps. The book takes an in-depth look at methods and processes that analyze the iPhone/iPod in an official legal manner, so that all of the methods and procedures outlined in the text can be taken into any courtroom. It includes information data sets that are new and evolving, with official hardware knowledge from Apple itself to help aid investigators. This book consists of 7 chapters covering device features and functions; file system and data storage; iPhone and iPad data security; acquisitions; data and application analysis; and commercial tool testing. This book will appeal to forensic investigators (corporate and law enforcement) and incident response professionals. Learn techniques to forensically acquire the iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices Entire chapter focused on Data and Application Security that can assist not only forensic investigators, but also application developers and IT security managers In-depth analysis of many of the common applications (both default and downloaded), including where specific data is found within the file system

Mastering Mobile Forensics

Author: Soufiane Tahiri
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785281068
Release Date: 2016-05-30
Genre: Computers

Develop the capacity to dig deeper into mobile device data acquisition About This Book A mastering guide to help you overcome the roadblocks you face when dealing with mobile forensics Excel at the art of extracting data, recovering deleted data, bypassing screen locks, and much more Get best practices to how to collect and analyze mobile device data and accurately document your investigations Who This Book Is For The book is for mobile forensics professionals who have experience in handling forensic tools and methods. This book is designed for skilled digital forensic examiners, mobile forensic investigators, and law enforcement officers. What You Will Learn Understand the mobile forensics process model and get guidelines on mobile device forensics Acquire in-depth knowledge about smartphone acquisition and acquisition methods Gain a solid understanding of the architecture of operating systems, file formats, and mobile phone internal memory Explore the topics of of mobile security, data leak, and evidence recovery Dive into advanced topics such as GPS analysis, file carving, encryption, encoding, unpacking, and decompiling mobile application processes In Detail 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. Style and approach The book is a comprehensive guide that will help the IT forensics community to go more in-depth into the investigation process and mobile devices take-over.

A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations

Author: Darren R. Hayes
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780789741158
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Computers

A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations introduces the newest technologies along with detailed information on how the evidence contained on these devices should be analyzed. Packed with practical, hands-on activities, students will learn unique subjects from chapters including Mac Forensics, Mobile Forensics, Cyberbullying, and Child Endangerment. This well-developed book will prepare students for the rapidly-growing field of computer forensics for a career with law enforcement, accounting firms, banks and credit card companies, private investigation companies, or government agencies.

Learning iOS Forensics

Author: Mattia Epifani
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785887680
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Computers

A practical guide to analyzing iOS devices with the latest forensics tools and techniques About This Book This book is a comprehensive update to Learning iOS Forensics This practical book will not only cover the critical aspects of digital forensics, but also mobile forensics Whether you're a forensic analyst or an iOS developer, there's something in this book for you The authors, Mattia Epifani and Pasquale Stirparo, are respected members of the community, they go into extensive detail to cover critical topics Who This Book Is For The book is for digital forensics analysts, incident response analysts, IT security experts, and malware analysts. It would be beneficial if you have basic knowledge of forensics What You Will Learn Identify an iOS device between various models (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and verify the iOS version installed Crack or bypass the protection passcode chosen by the user Acquire, at the most detailed level, the content of an iOS Device (physical, advanced logical, or logical) Recover information from a local backup and eventually crack the backup password Download back-up information stored on iCloud Analyze system, user, and third-party information from a device, a backup, or iCloud Examine malicious apps to identify data and credential thefts In Detail Mobile forensics is used within many different domains, but is chiefly employed in the field of information security. By understanding common attack vectors and vulnerability points, security professionals can develop measures and examine system architectures to harden security on iOS devices. This book is a complete manual on the identification, acquisition, and analysis of iOS devices, updated to iOS 8 and 9. You will learn by doing, with various case studies. The book covers different devices, operating system, and apps. There is a completely renewed section on third-party apps with a detailed analysis of the most interesting artifacts. By investigating compromised devices, you can work out the identity of the attacker, as well as what was taken, when, why, where, and how the attack was conducted. Also you will learn in detail about data security and application security that can assist forensics investigators and application developers. It will take hands-on approach to solve complex problems of digital forensics as well as mobile forensics. Style and approach This book provides a step-by-step approach that will guide you through one topic at a time. This intuitive guide focuses on one key topic at a time. Building upon the acquired knowledge in each chapter, we will connect the fundamental theory and practical tips by illustrative visualizations and hands-on code examples.