Mobile Device Forensics

mobile device forensics

AR INTELL is an expert in Mobile Device Forensics.

Our Mobile Forensic team is specialized in the recovery of digital evidence. We can retrieve data from any mobile device. AR INTELL adheres to forensic standards and secure practices.

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
  • keyboards
  • SD-cards and other media-storage
  • cloud connected storage
  • smart watches
  • sports & fitness trackers
Daily all of us are immersed in billions of connected mobile devices. These electronics collect all sorts of data. Firstly we carry these little machines around all the time. Secondly they collect and upload lot’s of information live to the cloud and social media. Companies pay for these data. Big data analytics is the main drive behind this. Hacker groups also try to obtain this information in other ways. You don’t want your data to be sold on the dark web. 

So which data-points is your smartphone collecting?

This depends on many factors. First of all the type of smartphone.  2nd; your mobile apps 3: your security and privacy settings. Here are a few issues to look into:
  • 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
How to determine which apps you can trust? To which data does an app have access to? How to set up a proper security and data protection policy? How to apply hands-on security on your many devices? 

pile of smartphones

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.

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