Facebook analysis

Facebook is a social-media application with more than 1 billion downloads from Google Play.

Package name: com.facebook.katana


Files of interest:

  • /files/video-cache/
  • /cache/images/
  • /databases/
    • bookmarks_db2
    • contacts_db2
    • nearbytiles_db
    • newsfeed_db
    • notifications_db
    • prefs_db
    • threads_db2

The /files/video-cache directory contains videos from the user's newsfeed, though there does not appear to be a way to correlate them back to the user who posted them.

The /cache/images directory contains images from the user's newsfeed as well as the profile photos of contacts. This directory contains a multitude of other directories (65 on our test phone), and each directory can contain multiple .cnt files. The .cnt files are typically ...

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