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Mobile Phone Forensic Challenges


Mobile Phone Forensic Challenges

This feature article is all about how the fast growth of number and variety of mobile phones demands new skills from the digital forensic examiner


A great number of the mobile phones used worldwide every second require special knowledge and skills from digital forensic practitioners. More often it is
not enough to be an experienced practitioner in computer forensics to understand all the peculiarities and difficulties of mobile forensics. In this article we describe some of the more common technical problems encountered by practitioners in mobile forensics.

Market share of the end user desktop systems is divided between three majors, MS Windows, OS X from Apple Inc and OS Linux variations. That’s the opposite way round to the mobile devices OS. Each year brings to life a new major product, while the previous year leaders can easily lose their positions. 




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Coming up in the Next issue of Digital Forensics Magazine

Coming up in Issue 39 on sale from February 2019:


Making Sense of Digital Forensic International Standards

To many the complexity of Standards, their numbering and obscure contents fail to make practical sense and confuse the entry points for effective use. A roadmap is provided in this paper for Standard information access and optimal use. Read More »

Evidentiary Challenges: Social media, the Dark Web, and Admissibility

This article takes a look at two categories of remote evidence: social media, and the dark web. We will also examine two interesting cases: The Target store credit card breach; and the civil case of Fero v Excellus Health Plan, Inc. Read More »

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Vehicle Data Forensics on Unsupported Systems

The article will help readers understand how to approach a vehicle from a digital forensics’ perspective, it will cover a range of infotainment units from popular manufacturers, data extraction methods and examples of data types found which may be considered intelligence and or used as digital evidence. Read More »

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