Is trained on the latest in digital investigations. Most of us know that between the years 2001 and 2015 the National Security Agency (NSA) requested cell phone data from services providers on a grand scale - they gained this information on the majority of Americans whether they were suspected of wrongdoing or not - but you may not know that law enforcement regularly does the same thing, frequently without a warrant.
After using a competitor's device to try to extract data from it, I was disappointed in the evidence collected so I put Oxygen to mobile device forensics work and it extracted a full data set including text messages and other items that helped solidify the case against the suspect.
Like most electronic devices, the iPhone is a collection of modules, computing chips and other electronic components from various manufacturers making it difficult to utilize a one size fits all” forensics software application as a staple for the forensics process.
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Parties in litigation seeking to prove wrongdoing often find important evidence, clues and traces by analysing activities stored on cell phones and smart devices, including contacts and their creation dates as well as when and how often certain phone numbers were called.
As of 2010, Verizon Wireless saved text message content for three to five days while Virgin Mobile retained text message content for ninety days but stated that it would only disclose that content if law enforcement had a search warrant containing a text of text” request.
Aside from locking down the mobile device by either disengaging or maintaining the power supply, the investigator should seize any additional accessories to the device such as SIM and media cards, headsets, charger cables and cases that could potentially contain evidence.
Digital forensic investigators take an interest in JTAG, as it can, in theory, allow direct access to the mobile device's memory without jeopardizing it. Despite that fact, it is a labor-intensive, time-consuming procedure, and it requires advance knowledge (not only of JTAG for the model of the phone under investigation but also of how to arrange anew the resulting binary composed of the phone's memory structures).
The communication possible through use of the Xbox live messaging system can provide evidence of illegal activity as messages are automatically stored for up to 30 days before deletion from the system, however all messages sent via Xbox live are retained on Microsoft servers and recoverable on any console the user profile is signed into, therefore any mention of a crime in a text or audio message would potentially be retrievable by a skilled investigator.
ComScore, a marketing research company that provides digital marketing intelligence for Internet businesses, estimate that roughly 63 million smartphone subscribers are in the United States, of which, Research in Motion (RIM)'s Blackberry device lead the pack with 31.6 percent, Google's Android in the number two spot with 28.7 percent and Apple iPhone at number three with 25 percent of the market.
R3's digital forensics professionals have provided expert testimony in federal and state courts throughout Texas and both state and federal courts have appointed R3 to serve as special masters in matters involving digital forensics and e-discovery issues.