These days, we store a lot of personal information right on our cell phones. From passwords to location and web-browsing information, our mobile devices, particularly smartphones, can store a wealth of data. In many cases, digital forensics experts can retrieve that data for evidence in court. In the field of digital forensics, cell phone forensics is a relatively new practice, but it is growing rapidly.
Digital forensics experts can access data from the device’s internal memory and external memories. Although not technically an aspect of digital forensics, evidence can also be pulled from the service provider’s logs. The following are some examples of evidence that can be gathered from mobile devices using digital forensics:
- Timeline reconstruction, looking at call logs that feature: call times, dialed and received calls, and call duration
- Photos, graphics, and video
- SMS and MMS message recovery
- Address book entries, contact information and phone numbers
- Decryption of data
- Recovery and analysis of deleted data
Smartphones allow for a wider range of information access, including:
- Wireless network settings
- Web browsing
- Geolocation information
- Social media app analysis
- Collection of app data
- Link analysis
In order to be admissible in court, any evidence or data recovered from a mobile device must be preserved under forensically sound conditions. That’s where digital forensics experts, like those at Liberty Business Associates, come in handy. If you believe your mobile device holds evidence regarding a case or if you are a Lawyer and believe you have evidence to extract for a case, give the experts at Liberty a call and we can handle your cell phone forensics needs.