April 18, 2016 Articles

Mobile Device Forensics: What Can Be Found?

The perspective of a digital forensics examiner.

By Joshua Dalman

We live in a mobile world. Most Americans now own smartphones. For us in the digital forensics community, we now have, for each person, a treasure trove of data that may have evidentiary value.

Digital forensics examiners have a number of tools to choose from when examining mobile devices. Some of the most popular mobile forensics tools are Cellebrite's UFED series, Micro Systemation's XRY, as well as several others. This short article will give you examples of what data your expert can obtain from mobile devices.

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