Mobile device forensics

Asia ALJAHDALI, Nawal ALSAIDI, Maram ALSAFRI, Afnan ALSULAMI, Turkia ALMUTAIRI
College of Computer Science and Engineering, Cybersecurity department,
University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
aoaljahdali@uj.edu.sa, nrajealsaidi.stu@uj.edu.sa, malsafri0002.stu@uj.edu.sa,
aalsulami1200.stu@uj.edu.sa, talmotairi0030.stu@uj.edu.sa

Rezumat: Globally, the wide-range deployment of smartphones culminated in the expanded collection and sharing of massive amount of data that could be utilized in a forensic investigation as digital evidence. Thus, the mobile industry continues to grow, there is an increase in the probability of its usage in criminal activity. Smartphones are often equipped with a broad variety of applications, emerging technologies and operating systems. Therefore, extracting evidence from a smartphone is difficult for a criminal investigator. To gather relevant evidence, forensic analysis of smartphones and a solid knowledge of forensic tools and their functionality is needed. This study addresses the investigation processes for mobile forensics. The paper presents tools used in investigating smartphone device and the limitations in utilizing forensic techniques. The purpose of this paper is to help investigators to develop further methods to examine all the artifacts for researchers, especially the trial version.

Cuvinte cheie: Mobile forensics, investigation process, forensic tools.

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Asia ALJAHDALI, Nawal ALSAIDI, Maram ALSAFRI, Afnan ALSULAMI, Turkia ALMUTAIRI, Mobile device forensics, Revista Română de Informatică şi Automatică (Romanian Journal of Information Technology and Automatic Control), ISSN 1220-1758, vol. 31(3), pp. 81-96, 2021. https://doi.org/10.33436/v31i3y202107