Cellular Device Concepts

As with the Windows, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems, it is important that you fully understand the technology of cell phones and other devices before you explore the forensic analysis of the devices. In this section, you will learn the essential concepts and technologies used in mobile devices. These are basic concepts that you need to understand in order to be able to conduct forensics on cellular devices.


The first place to start is with terminology. This section introduces a number of terms—along with brief definitions—that are relevant to mobile technology. It is important that you be comfortable with the terms in this section.

Mobile Switching Center

A mobile switching center (MSC) is the switching ...

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