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Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition by Pasquale Stirparo, Mattia Epifani

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Chapter 5. Evidence Acquisition and Analysis from iCloud

The goal of this chapter is to introduce the cloud system provided by Apple to all its users through which they can save the backups of their devices and other files on remote servers. In the first part of the chapter, we will show you the main characteristics of this service, and then the techniques to create and recover a backup and other files from iCloud.

The iCloud service

iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service designed by Apple and offered to iOS users since iOS 5. The iCloud service was announced on June 6, 2011 during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, and became available to the public from October 12, 2011. In February 2016, iCloud had more than 780 million ...

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