Digital forensics

iPhone Security: iPhone Forensics

March 24, 2011 by Keatron Evans

In this video, we will review the wealth of forensic data stored on an iPhone 3Gs using Paraben’s Device Seizure software.

The iPhone is one of the most popular mobile devices on the market and that makes it a popular target for malware developers and data thieves.

Some of the types of data stored on the phone include:

  • Web browser history
  • A history of all locations looked up on map applications
  • The phone’s serial number and the owner’s public key
  • The call and text history, including call durations
  • Dynamic text which is a wealth of useful forensic information

In addition:

  • While some of the data left on the phone we care about, some we don’t.
  • A lot of data is stored on the phone, but not necessarily all of it.
  • One useful feature of the Device Seizure software is that the data can be reviewed even while the program continues to sort, process or parse it

iPhone Forensics & Data Recovery from darren dalasta on Vimeo.

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Posted: March 24, 2011
Keatron Evans
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Keatron Evans is regularly engaged in training, consulting, penetration testing and incident response for government, Fortune 50 and small businesses. In addition to being the lead author of the best-selling book, Chained Exploits: Advanced Hacking Attacks from Start to Finish, you will see Keatron on major news outlets such as CNN, Fox News and others on a regular basis as a featured analyst concerning cybersecurity events and issues. For years, Keatron has worked regularly as both an employee and consultant for several intelligence community organizations on breaches and offensive cybersecurity and attack development. Keatron also provides world-class training for the top training organizations in the industry, including Infosec Skills live boot camps and on-demand training.