Practical Mobile Forensics - Third Edition

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Practical Mobile Forensics - Third Edition

Rohit Tamma et al.

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ISBN 139781788839198
Paperback402 pages

Book Description

Covering up-to-date mobile platforms, this book will focuses on teaching you the most recent techniques for investigating mobile devices. We delve mobile forensics techniques in iOS 9-11, Android 7-8 devices, and Windows 10. We will demonstrate the latest open source and commercial mobile forensics tools, enabling you to analyze and retrieve data effectively. You will learn how to introspect and retrieve data from the cloud, and document and prepare reports of your investigations.

By the end of this book, you will have mastered the current operating systems and the relevant techniques to recover data from mobile devices by leveraging open source solutions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Mobile Forensics
Why do we need mobile forensics?
Mobile forensics
The mobile phone evidence extraction process
Practical mobile forensic approaches
Potential evidence stored on mobile phones
Examination and analysis
Rules of evidence
Good forensic practices
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding the Internals of iOS Devices
iPhone models
iPhone hardware
iPad models
Understanding the iPad hardware
Apple Watch models
Understanding the Apple Watch hardware
The filesystem
The HFS Plus filesystem
The APFS filesystem
Disk layout
iPhone operating system
Summary
Chapter 3: Data Acquisition from iOS Devices
Operating modes of iOS devices
Logical acquisition
Filesystem acquisition
Physical acquisition
Summary
Chapter 4: Data Acquisition from iOS Backups
iTunes backup
Extracting unencrypted backups
Encrypted backup
Working with iCloud backups
Summary
Chapter 5: iOS Data Analysis and Recovery
Timestamps
Summary
Chapter 6: iOS Forensic Tools
Working with Cellebrite UFED Physical Analyzer
Working with Magnet AXIOM
Working with Belkasoft Evidence Center
Working with Oxygen Forensic Detective
Summary
Chapter 7: Understanding Android
The evolution of Android
The Android model
Android security
The Android file hierarchy
The Android file system
Summary
Chapter 8: Android Forensic Setup and Pre-Data Extraction Techniques
Setting up the forensic environment for Android
Screen lock bypassing techniques
Gaining root access
Summary
Chapter 9: Android Data Extraction Techniques
Data extraction techniques
Summary
Chapter 10: Android Data Analysis and Recovery
Analyzing an Android image
Android data recovery
Summary
Chapter 11: Android App Analysis, Malware, and Reverse Engineering
Analyzing Android apps
Reverse engineering Android apps
Android malware
Summary
Chapter 12: Windows Phone Forensics
Windows Phone OS
Security model
Windows Phone filesystem
Data acquisition
Commercial forensic tool acquisition methods
Key artifacts for examination
Summary
Chapter 13: Parsing Third-Party Application Files
Third-party application overview
Encoding versus encryption
Application data storage
Forensic methods used to extract third-party application data
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Discover the new techniques in practical mobile forensics
  • Understand the architecture and security mechanisms present in iOS and Android platforms
  • Identify sensitive files on the iOS and Android platforms
  • Set up a forensic environment
  • Extract data from the iOS and Android platforms
  • Recover data on the iOS and Android platforms
  • Understand the forensics of Windows devices
  • Explore various third-party application techniques and data recovery techniques

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Mobile Forensics
Why do we need mobile forensics?
Mobile forensics
The mobile phone evidence extraction process
Practical mobile forensic approaches
Potential evidence stored on mobile phones
Examination and analysis
Rules of evidence
Good forensic practices
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding the Internals of iOS Devices
iPhone models
iPhone hardware
iPad models
Understanding the iPad hardware
Apple Watch models
Understanding the Apple Watch hardware
The filesystem
The HFS Plus filesystem
The APFS filesystem
Disk layout
iPhone operating system
Summary
Chapter 3: Data Acquisition from iOS Devices
Operating modes of iOS devices
Logical acquisition
Filesystem acquisition
Physical acquisition
Summary
Chapter 4: Data Acquisition from iOS Backups
iTunes backup
Extracting unencrypted backups
Encrypted backup
Working with iCloud backups
Summary
Chapter 5: iOS Data Analysis and Recovery
Timestamps
Summary
Chapter 6: iOS Forensic Tools
Working with Cellebrite UFED Physical Analyzer
Working with Magnet AXIOM
Working with Belkasoft Evidence Center
Working with Oxygen Forensic Detective
Summary
Chapter 7: Understanding Android
The evolution of Android
The Android model
Android security
The Android file hierarchy
The Android file system
Summary
Chapter 8: Android Forensic Setup and Pre-Data Extraction Techniques
Setting up the forensic environment for Android
Screen lock bypassing techniques
Gaining root access
Summary
Chapter 9: Android Data Extraction Techniques
Data extraction techniques
Summary
Chapter 10: Android Data Analysis and Recovery
Analyzing an Android image
Android data recovery
Summary
Chapter 11: Android App Analysis, Malware, and Reverse Engineering
Analyzing Android apps
Reverse engineering Android apps
Android malware
Summary
Chapter 12: Windows Phone Forensics
Windows Phone OS
Security model
Windows Phone filesystem
Data acquisition
Commercial forensic tool acquisition methods
Key artifacts for examination
Summary
Chapter 13: Parsing Third-Party Application Files
Third-party application overview
Encoding versus encryption
Application data storage
Forensic methods used to extract third-party application data
Summary

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Paperback402 pages
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