Cell Phone Forensics / Mobile Device Forensics is the recovery of digital evidence, or data, from a Cell Phone using forensic methods. The term mobile device usually refers to smartphones. However, it can also relate to other digital devices that have both internal memory as well as communication ability. These devices include Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s), Global Positioning System (GPS) and tablet computers such as iPad, smartphones, etc.
Mobile devices have the ability to store several types of personal information such as contacts, photos, calendars, notes, iMessage, Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS). In addition, more sophisticated cell phones commonly referred to as smartphones or smart cell phones may also contain location information, videos, email, web-browsing history and other relevant content like that of social mediai.e. Facebook and LinkedIn, messages and contacts. Some cell phones are also able to report the history of the cellular towers they were attached to when a call was made or a text message was sent.
These indications cross-connect with each other and hence, it becomes difficult to get the exact clue. In this perplexed scenario, how to gather proof using a single device? Multiple mobile phone forensic services & cell phone forensic specialist decode the connections and reveal the hidden fact.
Commonly recoverable data includes:
Advanced mobile phone forensic procedures include: