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Practical Mobile Forensics by Heather Mahalik, Rohit Tamma, Satish Bommisetty

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Property lists

A property list, commonly referred to as a plist, is a structured data format used to store, organize, and access various data types of data on an iOS device as well as a Mac OS X device. Plists are binary-formatted files and can be viewed using a Property List Editor, which is capable of reading or converting the binary format to ASCII.

Plist files may or may not have a .plist file extension. To access the data stored in these files, you need a tool that can read them. Some of the good free tools include:

You can also view the plist files using XCode. Mac OS X includes the plutil command-line ...

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