Cell Phone Forensics*
Cell phones today have become quite sophisticated units.
They are no longer used just for making voice calls. Many of todays cell phones
are in fact small computers capable of surfing the web, sending and receiving
emails, text messages and multi-media messages. They can contain contact lists,
pictures, video and a wealth of other information. This holds true for many cell
phones as well as PDAs such as iPhones and iPads. A great deal of data is left on these
devices either intentionally or without the knowledge of the user.
Law enforcement officials and legal firms realize the importance
of evidence contained in cell phones, PDA and GPS units, and how this evidence
can affect the outcome of the trial. Whether it is a criminal case or civil case, the integrity of the firm selected for the cell phone forensic audit is as
important as the integrity of the data recovered. More and more cases are being
won with the proper submittal of electronic evidence. For this reason it is imperative that
the cell phone forensic investigator understand the legal issues of a case.
Our cell phone forensic examination can include a logical
extraction or a full data retrieval dependent on the cell phone or PDA model. We
conduct a thorough examination of the data found on the phone's SIM/USIM, the
cell phone itself as well as any optional memory cards found on the phone such as MicroSD cards.
Utilizing industry standard software and hardware products
like the Cellebrite UFED, Cellebrite Physical Pro, Susteen SecureView, BitPIM
and others, we are able to retrieve a wealth of information. Our normal operating procedures follow industry standards and are
able to be used in legal procedings in court.
- Obtain posession of the device
- Document it through photos and clear documentation
Isolate the device from its network so no changes can take
place. This can be accomplished through the use of a Faraday container or
through cloning of the SIM chip.
- Process the device to obtain the
- Complete a detailed report
which include a hash value on the file retrieved
We provide you with a detailed report on a CD with all retrieved
- We are available to testify at
depositions or court hearings as needed
*Please note that
there are thousands of different cell phones on the market with a wide variety of
capabilities. The amount of data that can be retrieved from any particular cell
phone will vary. Some cell phones such as pay as you go types have very limited
capabilities and very little data is stored or can be retrieved. Others such as
the iPhone have a wealth of information. Please contact us with your specific
model of phone and we can better advise you as to what data we may be able to
retrieve. Our initial consultation is always free.