dfm covers
 
 

Tarantula Uncovered

Written by DFMag


Tarantula Uncovered

In the May/June 2012 issue of Digital Forensics, we discussed the inherent challenges posed by Chinese mobile device chipsets to forensic professionals. We also introduced Tarantula, an advanced mobile forensics system, including hardware and software, which is specifically designed to analyse devices with these chips. In this article, we take a closer look at Tarantula and explain the analysis process. We will also present some features of Tarantula’s latest release.


Phones with Chinese chips inside of them have traditionally been known as “white-box” phones or clone phones, but the world of “Chinese phones” is changing rapidly, no longer being defined by white-box phones. Currently, 30% of cell phones worldwide are based on chipsets designed and manufactured in China. Western manufacturers such as Motorola are using Chinese chipsets in their phones as a way to cut costs and serve the lower end of the market. Manufacturers like Lenovo are now producing Android phones based on Chinese chipsets, which is a giant evolutionary leap in the industry. This trend is expected to increase to over 50% going forward into 2012 and beyond, as Chinese mobile device production topped 800 million units in China in 2011 with half of those devices being exported internationally.




Find out more - subscribe to DFM today and read the full article. Or if you're a subscriber, login and read the article online.


 
 

Submit an Article

Call for Articles

We are keen to publish new articles from all aspects of digital forensics. Click to contact us with your completed article or article ideas.

Featured Book

Cyber Attack, Cyber Crime, Cyber Warfare - Cyber Complacency

Mark Osbourne's latest book covers all things Cyber. All proceeds from the book go to charity.

Meet the Authors

Dr Tim Watson

Dr Tim Watson is the head of the Department of Computer Technology at De Montfort University

 

Coming up in the Next issue of Digital Forensics Magazine

Coming up in Issue 19 on sale from May 2014:


Big Data
Andrew Pimlott and his team at EY take a look at Big Bata risk, the creation of compliance data analytics dashboards, predictability fraud models that help predict fraud, cybercrime analytics and financial services analytics. Read More »

The Roboto Project
Jonathan Rajewski continues his look at Google Glass and the Forensic Analysis of this exciting new technology. The potential uses for this technology are significant and as such will have a plethora of artefacts for potential evidential purposes. Read More »

Subscribe today


Dental Biometrics
Aqsa Ajaz takes a look at Dental biometrics and investigates how it is is used in forensic odontology to identify individuals based on their dental characteristics. Read More »

Every Issue
Plus the usual Competition, Book Reviews, 360, IRQ, Legal

Click here to read more about the next issue