Mobile Device Forensics
AR INTELL is an expert in Mobile Device Forensics.
Mobile Device analysis is applied on:
- mobile phones
- other digital devices with internal memory
- communication enabled devices – anything with a “communications” chip (different range of RF)
- PDA handheld devices
- smart phones, 2G 3G, 4G, 5G.
- IoT devices (LoRa, Internet of Things, ZigBee, etc…)
- GPS devices & GPS trackers
- tablet computers, android tablets, Apple Ipad etc.
- Any device that stores data in a digital format
- SD-cards and other media-storage
- cloud connected storage
- smart watches
- sports & fitness trackers
So which data-points is your smartphone collecting?
most apps collect more information than is necessary
phones and apps can record you in secret
location tracking can be activated at any time
hackers can take full control of your phone
your phone data can be downloaded and sold on the dark web
most people never read the terms of service agreements and privacy policies
apps can activate a phone’s microphone and leak audio data
passwords, email addresses, and GPS information are sometimes stored unencrypted
high-profile apps mostly do large-scale data collection (big data)
spy apps could be snooping on your chat conversations
your privacy might be at risk
confidential information stored in your phone might leak out
your GPS location can be tracked without consent or permission
social media and shopping e-commerce apps track your buying preferences and personal interests
your private images and messages might end up on social media or cloud-based storage
Mobile electronic devices hold interesting information, digital footprints of a subject it’s activities, whereabouts and communications with others. Hence during an forensic investigation it is key to obtain this information legally and make it part of the evidence, to be presented in the court later on. It’s important to work within our given mandate.