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Investigating the Cyber Breach: The Digital Forensics Guide for the Network Engineer, First Edition by Aamir Lakhani, Joseph Muniz

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Chapter 9

Mobile Forensics

“The Internet is like a phone. To be without it is ridiculous.”

—Kevin Mitnick

In 2016, Apple received requests from the San Bernardino, California, branch of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist in obtaining information from locked iPhones. The FBI believed a specific phone contained information critical to an investigation involving national security concerns. This scenario questions the balance between enforcing the best security technology available versus what types of bypasses and workarounds should be available for legal exceptions such as this FBI situation. This argument even made mainstream media reports such as features by John Oliver on Last Week Tonight. Per the John Oliver story, the ...

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