There is no doubt that mobile devices have become part of our lives and revolutionized the way we do most of our activities. As a result, a mobile device is now a huge repository that holds sensitive information about its owner. This has in turn led to the rise of mobile device forensics, a branch of digital forensics that deals with retrieving data from a mobile device. This book will help you understand forensic techniques on three main platforms—Android, iOS, and Windows. We will practically go through various methods that can be followed to collect evidence from different mobile devices.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics: