Chapter 9

Mobile Forensics

Learning Outcomes

After reading this chapter, you will be able to understand the following:

  • The evolution and importance of cellphone forensics;

  • How cellular networks operate;

  • The type of evidence available from cellphone carriers;

  • Retrieving evidence from smartphones;

  • Conducting SIM card forensics;

  • Different mobile operating systems;

  • Legal considerations associated with cellphone investigations;

  • Tablets, GPS, and other mobile device forensics; and

  • How to document a cellphone investigation.

The field of mobile forensics has grown immensely in recent times and is now one of the most important areas of research. There are several reasons for this. First and foremost, the capabilities of cellphones have been greatly ...

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