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

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Chapter 13. BlackBerry Forensics

BlackBerry devices come with the Research in Motion (RIM) software implementation of proprietary wireless protocols. BlackBerry devices pose a significant challenge to forensic examinations due to the lack of physical parsing support and device encryption. This chapter will cover the various security features that come with BlackBerry devices, the available techniques to extract data from a device, and the best methods to analyze the data extracted.

BlackBerry OS

BlackBerry OS is a proprietary mobile operating system developed by the Canadian company RIM used on all BlackBerry devices until BlackBerry 10, which introduced QNX. BlackBerry RIM is now referred to as BlackBerry Limited. The initial BlackBerry operating ...

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