A hands-on guide to mastering mobile forensics for the iOS, Android, and the Windows Phone platforms About This Book Get to grips with the basics of mobile forensics and the various forensic approaches Retrieve and analyze the data stored on mobile devices and on the cloud A practical guide to leverage the power of mobile forensics on the popular mobile platforms with lots of tips, tricks and caveats Who This Book Is For This book is for forensics professionals who are eager to widen their forensics skillset to mobile forensics and acquire data from mobile devices. What You Will Learn Discover the new features in practical mobile forensics Understand the architecture and security mechanisms present in iOS and Android platforms Identify sensitive files on the iOS and Android platforms Set up the forensic environment Extract data on the iOS and Android platforms Recover data on the iOS and Android platforms Understand the forensics of Windows devices Explore various third-party application techniques and data recovery techniques In Detail Mobile phone forensics is the science of retrieving data from a mobile phone under forensically sound conditions. This book is an update to Practical Mobile Forensics and it delves into the concepts of mobile forensics and its importance in today's world. We will deep dive into mobile forensics techniques in iOS 8 - 9.2, Android 4.4 - 6, and Windows Phone devices. We will demonstrate the latest open source and commercial mobile forensics tools, enabling you to analyze and retrieve data effectively. You will learn how to introspect and retrieve data from cloud, and document and prepare reports for your investigations. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the current operating systems and techniques so you can recover data from mobile devices by leveraging open source solutions. Style and approach This book takes a very practical approach and depicts real-life mobile forensics scenarios with lots of tips and tricks to help acquire the required forensics skillset for various mobile platforms.
Data acquisition, extraction, recovery techniques, and investigations using modern forensic tools
Author: Igor Mikhaylov
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Discover the tools and techniques of mobile forensic investigations and make sure your mobile autopsy doesn't miss a thing, all through powerful practical recipes About This Book Acquire in-depth knowledge of mobile device acquisition using modern forensic tools Understand the importance of clouds for mobile forensics and learn how to extract data from them Discover advanced data extraction techniques that will help you to solve forensic tasks and challenges Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at practicing digital forensics analysts and information security professionals familiar with performing basic forensic investigations on mobile device operating systems namely Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry. It's also for those who need to broaden their skillset by adding more data extraction and recovery techniques. What You Will Learn Retrieve mobile data using modern forensic tools Work with Oxygen Forensics for Android devices acquisition Perform a deep dive analysis of iOS, Android, Windows, and BlackBerry Phone file systems Understand the importance of cloud in mobile forensics and extract data from the cloud using different tools Learn the application of SQLite and Plists Forensics and parse data with digital forensics tools Perform forensic investigation on iOS, Android, Windows, and BlackBerry mobile devices Extract data both from working and damaged mobile devices using JTAG and Chip-off Techniques In Detail Considering the emerging use of mobile phones, there is a growing need for mobile forensics. Mobile forensics focuses specifically on performing forensic examinations of mobile devices, which involves extracting, recovering and analyzing data for the purposes of information security, criminal and civil investigations, and internal investigations. Mobile Forensics Cookbook starts by explaining SIM cards acquisition and analysis using modern forensics tools. You will discover the different software solutions that enable digital forensic examiners to quickly and easily acquire forensic images. You will also learn about forensics analysis and acquisition on Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry devices. Next, you will understand the importance of cloud computing in the world of mobile forensics and understand different techniques available to extract data from the cloud. Going through the fundamentals of SQLite and Plists Forensics, you will learn how to extract forensic artifacts from these sources with appropriate tools. By the end of this book, you will be well versed with the advanced mobile forensics techniques that will help you perform the complete forensic acquisition and analysis of user data stored in different devices. Style and approach This book delivers a series of extra techniques and methods for extracting and analyzing data from your Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry devices. Using practical recipes, you will be introduced to a lot of modern forensics tools for performing effective mobile forensics.
Investigate network attacks and find evidence using common network forensic tools
Author: Nipun Jaswal
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Gain basic skills in network forensics and learn how to apply them effectively Key Features Investigate network threats with ease Practice forensics tasks such as intrusion detection, network analysis, and scanning Learn forensics investigation at the network level Book Description Network forensics is a subset of digital forensics that deals with network attacks and their investigation. In the era of network attacks and malware threat, it’s now more important than ever to have skills to investigate network attacks and vulnerabilities. Hands-On Network Forensics starts with the core concepts within network forensics, including coding, networking, forensics tools, and methodologies for forensic investigations. You’ll then explore the tools used for network forensics, followed by understanding how to apply those tools to a PCAP file and write the accompanying report. In addition to this, you will understand how statistical flow analysis, network enumeration, tunneling and encryption, and malware detection can be used to investigate your network. Towards the end of this book, you will discover how network correlation works and how to bring all the information from different types of network devices together. By the end of this book, you will have gained hands-on experience of performing forensics analysis tasks. What you will learn Discover and interpret encrypted traffic Learn about various protocols Understand the malware language over wire Gain insights into the most widely used malware Correlate data collected from attacks Develop tools and custom scripts for network forensics automation Who this book is for The book targets incident responders, network engineers, analysts, forensic engineers and network administrators who want to extend their knowledge from the surface to the deep levels of understanding the science behind network protocols, critical indicators in an incident and conducting a forensic search over the wire.
Forensically investigate and analyze iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices, 4th Edition
Author: Rohit Tamma
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Become well-versed with forensics for the Android, iOS, and Windows 10 mobile platforms by learning essential techniques and exploring real-life scenarios Key Features Apply advanced forensic techniques to recover deleted data from mobile devices Retrieve and analyze data stored not only on mobile devices but also on the cloud and other connected mediums Use the power of mobile forensics on popular mobile platforms by exploring different tips, tricks, and techniques Book Description Mobile phone forensics is the science of retrieving data from a mobile phone under forensically sound conditions. This updated fourth edition of Practical Mobile Forensics delves into the concepts of mobile forensics and its importance in today's world. The book focuses on teaching you the latest forensic techniques to investigate mobile devices across various mobile platforms. You will learn forensic techniques for multiple OS versions, including iOS 11 to iOS 13, Android 8 to Android 10, and Windows 10. The book then takes you through the latest open source and commercial mobile forensic tools, enabling you to analyze and retrieve data effectively. From inspecting the device and retrieving data from the cloud, through to successfully documenting reports of your investigations, you'll explore new techniques while building on your practical knowledge. Toward the end, you will understand the reverse engineering of applications and ways to identify malware. Finally, the book guides you through parsing popular third-party applications, including Facebook and WhatsApp. By the end of this book, you will be proficient in various mobile forensic techniques to analyze and extract data from mobile devices with the help of open source solutions. What you will learn Discover new data extraction, data recovery, and reverse engineering techniques in mobile forensics Understand iOS, Windows, and Android security mechanisms Identify sensitive files on every mobile platform Extract data from iOS, Android, and Windows platforms Understand malware analysis, reverse engineering, and data analysis of mobile devices Explore various data recovery techniques on all three mobile platforms Who this book is for This book is for forensic examiners with basic experience in mobile forensics or open source solutions for mobile forensics. Computer security professionals, researchers or anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of mobile internals will also find this book useful. Some understanding of digital forensic practices will be helpful to grasp the concepts covered in the book more effectively.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Master the tools and techniques of mobile forensic investigations Conduct mobile forensic investigations that are legal, ethical, and highly effective using the detailed information contained in this practical guide. Mobile Forensic Investigations: A Guide to Evidence Collection, Analysis, and Presentation, Second Edition fully explains the latest tools and methods along with features, examples, and real-world case studies. Find out how to assemble a mobile forensics lab, collect prosecutable evidence, uncover hidden files, and lock down the chain of custody. This comprehensive resource shows not only how to collect and analyze mobile device data but also how to accurately document your investigations to deliver court-ready documents. •Legally seize mobile devices, USB drives, SD cards, and SIM cards•Uncover sensitive data through both physical and logical techniques•Properly package, document, transport, and store evidence•Work with free, open source, and commercial forensic software•Perform a deep dive analysis of iOS, Android, and Windows Phone file systems•Extract evidence from application, cache, and user storage files•Extract and analyze data from IoT devices, drones, wearables, and infotainment systems•Build SQLite queries and Python scripts for mobile device file interrogation•Prepare reports that will hold up to judicial and defense scrutiny
Analyze Android devices with the latest forensic tools and techniques, 2nd Edition
Author: Oleg Skulkin
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A comprehensive guide to Android forensics, from setting up the workstation to analyzing key artifacts Key Features Get up and running with modern mobile forensic strategies and techniques Analyze the most popular Android applications using free and open source forensic tools Learn malware detection and analysis techniques to investigate mobile cybersecurity incidents Book Description Many forensic examiners rely on commercial, push-button tools to retrieve and analyze data, even though there is no tool that does either of these jobs perfectly. Learning Android Forensics will introduce you to the most up-to-date Android platform and its architecture, and provide a high-level overview of what Android forensics entails. You will understand how data is stored on Android devices and how to set up a digital forensic examination environment. As you make your way through the chapters, you will work through various physical and logical techniques to extract data from devices in order to obtain forensic evidence. You will also learn how to recover deleted data and forensically analyze application data with the help of various open source and commercial tools. In the concluding chapters, you will explore malware analysis so that you’ll be able to investigate cybersecurity incidents involving Android malware. By the end of this book, you will have a complete understanding of the Android forensic process, you will have explored open source and commercial forensic tools, and will have basic skills of Android malware identification and analysis. What you will learn Understand Android OS and architecture Set up a forensics environment for Android analysis Perform logical and physical data extractions Learn to recover deleted data Explore how to analyze application data Identify malware on Android devices Analyze Android malware Who this book is for If you are a forensic analyst or an information security professional wanting to develop your knowledge of Android forensics, then this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge of the Android mobile platform is expected.
Now extensively updated, this authoritative, intensely practical guide to digital forensics draws upon the author's wide-ranging experience in law enforcement, including his pioneering work as a forensics examiner in both criminal and civil investigations. Writing for students and other readers at all levels of experience, Dr. Darren Hayes presents comprehensive, modern best practices for capturing and analyzing evidence, protecting the chain of custody, documenting investigations, and more -- all designed for application in actual crime scenes. In this edition, Hayes tightly aligns his coverage with widely-respected government curricula, including NSA Knowledge Units; and with key professional certifications such as AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE). A Practical Guide to Digital Forensics Investigations, Second Edition presents more hands-on activities and case studies than any book of its kind, including short questions, essay questions, and discussion questions in every chapter. It addresses issues ranging from device hardware and software to law, privacy and ethics; scientific and government protocols to techniques for investigation and reporting. Reflecting his deep specialized knowledge, this edition offers unsurpassed coverage of mobile forensics, including a full chapter on mobile apps. It also adds new discussions of capturing investigatory data from today's ubiquitous Internet of Things (IoT) devices; as well as digital forensics techniques for incident response and related cybersecurity tasks. Throughout, Hayes presents detailed chapters on crucial topics that competitive books gloss over, including Mac forensics and investigating child endangerment.
A practical guide to analyzing iOS devices with the latest forensics tools and techniquesAbout This Book- This book is a comprehensive update to Learning iOS Forensics- This practical book will not only cover the critical aspects of digital forensics, but also mobile forensics- Whether you're a forensic analyst or an iOS developer, there's something in this book for you- The authors, Mattia Epifani and Pasquale Stirparo, are respected members of the community, they go into extensive detail to cover critical topics Who This Book Is ForThe book is for digital forensics analysts, incident response analysts, IT security experts, and malware analysts. It would be beneficial if you have basic knowledge of forensicsWhat You Will Learn- Identify an iOS device between various models (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and verify the iOS version installed- Crack or bypass the protection passcode chosen by the user- Acquire, at the most detailed level, the content of an iOS Device (physical, advanced logical, or logical)- Recover information from a local backup and eventually crack the backup password- Download back-up information stored on iCloud- Analyze system, user, and third-party information from a device, a backup, or iCloud- Examine malicious apps to identify data and credential theftsIn DetailMobile forensics is used within many different domains, but is chiefly employed in the field of information security. By understanding common attack vectors and vulnerability points, security professionals can develop measures and examine system architectures to harden security on iOS devices. This book is a complete manual on the identification, acquisition, and analysis of iOS devices, updated to iOS 8 and 9.You will learn by doing, with various case studies. The book covers different devices, operating system, and apps. There is a completely renewed section on third-party apps with a detailed analysis of the most interesting artifacts. By investigating compromised devices, you can work out the identity of the attacker, as well as what was taken, when, why, where, and how the attack was conducted. Also you will learn in detail about data security and application security that can assist forensics investigators and application developers. It will take hands-on approach to solve complex problems of digital forensics as well as mobile forensics.Style and approachThis book provides a step-by-step approach that will guide you through one topic at a time.This intuitive guide focuses on one key topic at a time. Building upon the acquired knowledge in each chapter, we will connect the fundamental theory and practical tips by illustrative visualizations and hands-on code examples.
All too often, the weakest link in the chain of criminal justice is the crime scene investigation. Improper collection of evidence blocks the finding of truth. Now in its second edition, Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation presents practical, proven methods to be used at any crime scene to ensure that evidence is admissible and persuasive. Accompanied by more than 300 color photographs, topics discussed include: Understanding the nature of physical evidence, including fingerprint, biological, trace, hair and fiber, and other forms of evidence Actions of the responding officer, from documenting and securing the initial information to providing emergency care Assessing the scene, including search considerations and dealing with chemical and bioterror hazards Crime scene photography, sketching, mapping, and notes and reports Light technology and preserving fingerprint and impression evidence Shooting scene documentation and reconstruction Bloodstain pattern analysis and the body as a crime scene Special scene considerations, including fire, buried bodies, and entomological evidence The role of crime scene analysis and reconstruction, with step-by-step procedures Two appendices provide additional information on crime scene equipment and risk management, and each chapter is enhanced by a succinct summary, suggested readings, and a series of questions to test assimilation of the material. Using this book in your investigations will help you find out what happened and who is responsible.
"Provides the right mix of practical how-to knowledge in a straightforward, informative fashion that ties it all the complex pieces together with real-world case studies. ...Delivers the most valuable insight on the market. The authors cut to the chase of what people must understand to effectively perform computer forensic investigations." --Brian H. Karney, COO, AccessData Corporation The latest strategies for investigating cyber-crime Identify and investigate computer criminals of all stripes with help from this fully updated. real-world resource. Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics, Second Edition explains how to construct a high-tech forensic lab, collect prosecutable evidence, discover e-mail and system file clues, track wireless activity, and recover obscured documents. Learn how to re-create an attacker's footsteps, communicate with counsel, prepare court-ready reports, and work through legal and organizational challenges. Case studies straight from today's headlines cover IP theft, mortgage fraud, employee misconduct, securities fraud, embezzlement, organized crime, and consumer fraud cases. Effectively uncover, capture, and prepare evidence for investigation Store and process collected data in a highly secure digital forensic lab Restore deleted documents, partitions, user activities, and file systems Analyze evidence gathered from Windows, Linux, and Macintosh systems Use the latest Web and client-based e-mail tools to extract relevant artifacts Overcome the hacker's anti-forensic, encryption, and obscurity techniques Unlock clues stored in cell phones, PDAs, and Windows Mobile devices Prepare legal documents that will hold up to judicial and defense scrutiny