Practical mobile forensic approaches

Similar to any forensic investigation, there are several approaches that can be used for the acquisition and examination/analysis of data from mobile phones. The type of mobile device, the operating system, and the security setting generally dictate the procedure to be followed in a forensic process. Every investigation is distinct with its own circumstances, so it is not possible to design a single definitive procedural approach for all cases. The following details outline the general approaches followed in extracting data from mobile devices.

Mobile operating systems overview

One of the major factors in the data acquisition and examination/analysis of a mobile phone is the operating system. Starting from low-end ...

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