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Practical Mobile Forensics - Second Edition by Satish Bommisetty, Rohit Tamma, Heather Mahalik

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Chapter 4. Data Acquisition from iOS Devices

An iOS device recovered from a crime scene can be a rich source of evidence. Think about how personal a smartphone is to a user. Nothing else digital comes close. We rarely leave our homes or even walk around our homes without our smartphones within arm's reach. It is literally a glimpse of the most personal aspects of a human, almost like a diary of our everyday activity. According to several news references, Ocsar Pistorius' iPads were examined by a mobile expert and presented during the murder trial to show Internet activity hours before the murder of his girlfriend. When an iOS device can provide access to the so-called "smoking gun," the examiner must ensure that they know how to properly handle, ...

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