Category Archives: Mobile

Mobile App Forensics Intern Blog 2

Introduction Over the past month, our team has analyzed the applications Expedia and Google Trips. These apps help users plan trips to locations abroad with features to order reservations and plan day trips. Our goal for analyzing these applications was to find out how much information they hold for forensic investigators. This will in turn […]

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Mobile Forensics Update 1

Introduction Frequent readers of this blog will not be surprised to see a new iteration of the Mobile Forensics project. This semester, we are focused specifically on social media apps on Android devices. For the purposes of this project, we have defined social media as any app that allows people to communicate, chat, interact, or […]

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Smartphones: The Nexus of Evidentiary Data from Social Media to IoT

Introduction As a first year cybersecurity student, my application to the OpenText Enfuse conference felt like a long shot. Additionally, seeing how I am a cybersecurity major and the conference is mainly focused on digital forensics, I wasn’t sure how much of the content I would be able to understand. Despite this, I was selected […]

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Mobile App Analysis Part 2

Introduction  Over the last few weeks, the Mobile Application Forensics team has been working on researching and analyzing Open Whisper’s Signal on the iPhone and Android device. We split into two teams to divide and conquer the application on two different mobile operating systems. The Android team tackled a Nexus 5x and the iOS team […]

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Mobile App Analysis

Mobile App Analysis Introduction

Introduction TO MOBILE APP ANALYSIS The LCDI continues its Mobile Application Forensics research this semester with a new set of exciting apps to crack open. Last semester’s Mobile App team looked into Pokemon GO, MapMyRun, Tinder, and Voxer across iOS and Android mobile devices. We’ll now shift our focus towards Open Whisper Systems Signal, Passkeep, […]

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Investigating Mobile Forensics

why mobile forensics? Digital forensic investigations pertain to all computers and digital devices, which means that wearable technology, laptops, mobile phones and other smart devices must be taken into consideration. Each device has its own importance, but arguably the most important piece of technology today is the mobile device due to consumer popularity. Thus, mobile […]

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Mobile Apps Forensics Update

Intro Our team was able to make significant progress on our project in the past few weeks. Since our last post, we have been able to successfully get an image of the iPhone 5 that we used for data generation and have completed our analysis of the applications Yik Yak and Periscope. Next we will […]

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Mobile Apps Forensics 2nd Update

Introduction Since our last update, we have been working on figuring out how to get an image of the iPhone 5 using Cellebrite and then analyzing said image. Analysis of Mobile Apps forensics In our last post, we discussed that we were unable to get a proper image of the iPhone 5 due to a […]

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Mobile Apps Forensics Update

Introduction In the weeks following our last blog post, we have created base images of the iPhone 5 and the Nexus 7 using Cellebrite UFED Touch and XRY. We have generated data for the application Yik Yak on both devices and then reimaged them. As a team, we are now delving into the analysis of […]

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MOBILE DEVICE APPS: KIK

  Mobile Device Apps forensics   Updates and Moving Forward: In the second semester of Mobile Device Apps Forensics we are planning on adding two new apps to our research: Kik and GroupMe. In addition to these two new apps, we would still like to research WhatsApp and dig deeper into our research on Cyber […]

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