2   Mobile Devices vs. Computer Devices in the World of Forensics

Mobile device forensics is a very specialized, and at times frustrating, discipline, especially for a new mobile forensic examiner crossing over to the discipline after years of service as a computer forensic examiner. With typical file system formats and well-documented operating systems and system processes, understanding a computer and its relevant artifacts is straightforward. With a legacy Nokia Series 40 (S40) mobile device, however, with its S40 operating system and no official documentation outside of Nokia, uncovering structure and artifacts may not be so straightforward. Mobile device storage media or internal flash is similar to the solid state drives (SSDs) in today’s ...

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