Chapter 5

Mobile device forensics: threats, challenges, and future trends

Josh Brunty    Marshall University, WV, USA


Recent implementations of cutting-edge features in smart mobile devices have consumers turning to such technology in increasing numbers as their primary source of communication and information sue to their high degree of portability, privacy, and functionality. As such, emerging technologies have driven substantial progress and unparalleled growth in the field of mobile device forensics, but not without creating challenges and pitfalls to developers and those examining the devices alike. This chapter seeks to describe the factors that have driven this change in mobile technology, the current challenges faced in examining ...

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