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

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Native iOS apps

iDevices come with some native applications already installed by Apple, such as Safari browser, e-mail client, calendar, and utilities linked to some basic phone functionalities, such as the Camera, Call History, or the SMS/iMessage. Most of the evidence produced by these native applications and functionalities are located, other than in the application folders themselves, in the Library folder:

  • /private/var/mobile/Library/: In case of physical acquisition or inside the device
  • Backup Service/mobile/Library/: In case of filesystem acquisition
  • Library: In case of logical acquisition

Here, we can find data related to communication, preferences, Internet history and cache, keyboard keystrokes, and much more. Other than the Library folder, ...

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