1   Introduction to the World of Mobile Device Forensics

In 2014, Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update indicated the number of mobile devices in use exceeded the world’s population. Mobile device sales have outpaced PC sales three to one since 2003, as reported in a study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Statistically, the examination of mobile device data should be similar proportionally, but unfortunately this is not the case. In actuality, computer evidence is still more prevalent in civil and criminal cases, but mobile device evidence is on the rise, though not at the rate of induction of the actual devices.

A common theme with mobile forensic experts in both ...

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