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Learning iOS Forensics by Pasquale Stirparo, Mattia Epifani

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Third-party application analysis

In the previous paragraphs, we have seen where important artifacts related to the iOS system settings and preferences, native iOS applications, and device features are located. These are locations to be aware of, and it is important to know how to analyze them since they are common to all iDevices. Instead, in the following paragraphs, we are going to show you a practical analysis of some of the most-used third-party applications.

Skype

Skype is probably the most-known and used software for VoIP and chatting.

# tree -L 2 2C5328B1-44B1-4467-B3A4-DEBDFBEB78D4/
2C5328B1-44B1-4467-B3A4-DEBDFBEB78D4/
├── Documents
│  ├── skype-cache-501.<skype_username>.Favourites.plist
│ ├── skype-cache-501.<skype_username>.chat-946.plist ...

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