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Hands-on Incident Response and Digital Forensics by Mike Sheward

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14 MOBILE DEVICE FORENSICS

If extraterrestrials arrived on planet Earth tomorrow morning to study humans, they could be forgiven for thinking that we somehow need our mobile phones for us to remain conscious. In the smartphone era it is rare to find a person without a device in hand, or at least very close by at all times. I’m guilty of using my phone constantly, and you could very well be too. The impact of this from a digital evidence perspective is that more important evidence is moving off our traditional devices, like laptop and desktop machines, and finding its way onto our mobile devices. Photographs, messages, emails, app data that covers every facet of our lives, and even location data that shows where we were physically at a given ...

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