Evaluation of Some Tools for Extracting e-Evidence from Mobile Devices
2011 (English)In: Application of Information and Communication Technologies (AICT), 2011, 1-6 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In a digital world, even illegal behaviour and/or crimes may be termed as digital. This world is increasing becoming mobile, where the basic computation and communication entities are Small Scale Digital Devices (SSDDs or S2D2s) such as ordinary mobile phones, personal digital assistants, smart phones and tablets. The need to recover data, which might refer to unlawful and unethical activities gave rise to the discipline of mobile forensics, which has become an integral part of digital forensics. Consequently, in the last few years there is an abundance of mobile forensics tools, both commercial and open-source ones, whose vendors and developers make various assertions about the capabilities and the performance of their tools. The complexity and the diversity of both mobile devices and mobile forensics tools, coupled with the volatile nature of the digital evidence and the legal requirements of admissibility makes it difficult for forensics investigators to select the right tool. Hence, we have evaluated UFED Physical Pro 126.96.36.199 and XRY 5.0 following “Smartphone Tool Specifications Standard” developed by NIST, in order to start developing a framework for evaluating and referencing the “goodness” of the mobile forensic tools. The experiments and the results of the research against the core smart phone tool specifications and their associated test findings are presented in such a way that it should make it easier for the prospective mobile forensic examiner select the most adequate tool for a specific case.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 1-6 p.
mobile forenscis, digital evidence, extraction tools, e-Evidence
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67126DOI: 10.1109/ICAICT.2011.6110999ISBN: 978-1-61284-831-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-67126DiVA: diva2:469550
The 5th International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies (AICT), Azerbaijan, Baku, 12-14 October 2011