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

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Third-party application analysis

In the previous paragraphs, you 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. Now, in the following paragraphs, we are going to show you a practical analysis of some of the most used third-party applications.

Social Network and Instant Messaging applications

Probably the most widely used category, Social Network and Instant Messaging applications can represent a treasure trove for the analyst, as now they have become the main means for communication. In this section, we will give you an overview ...

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