Digital Forensics : Assignment

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Digital Forensics
TABLE OFCONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Evaluating current forensic practice............................................................................................1Potential impact of forensic investigation on the social and commercial environments.............3Examined the impact of motivation, data manipulation and malware........................................4Criminal activity associated with chosen case.............................................................................5Discussing the principles of evidence gathering.........................................................................6Evaluating current evidence gathering practices and assess their impacts................................10New legislations and communication technologies to deal new area of crime:........................11CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................12REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................13
LIST OF FIGURESFigure 1: Social impact of mobile phones.......................................................................................3Figure 2: Malware and chargeware rates in UK.............................................................................5Figure 3: Smartphone Forensic Investigation Process Model.........................................................7LIST OF TABLETable 1: Models used for Smartphone investigation.....................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONIn digital era, due to several reasons need for mobile forensicsare increasingcontinuously such as use of smartphones to data storage, online transactions, law enforcement,and increases use ofmobile phone devices for criminal purpose etc.Digital forensic which is thebranch is of forensic science has considered in the context of recovery and investigation ofmaterial found in digital devices in relation to computer crime. As per the present case scenario,Mobile device forensics topic has been taken to understand the impact of digital forensics on thesocial and commercial environments. Furthermore, report also discussedthe potential impact offorensic investigation on individuals and influence ofmotivation, data manipulation and malwareon environments. At the end, report provides detail about current evidence and assessing theirimpact on organizations and customers with help of case study.Evaluating current forensic practiceToday’s breakneck mobile device market, mobile devices such ascell phones,BlackBerrys, Androids, iPads are available everywhere.For different purposes such assend textsand email, photographs, update Facebook, search the web and consult maps etc. users are usingthese devices. Besides that, advance mobile device forensics provide facilities of recover deleteddata, detect malware, bypass locks and detect data stored in Third-Party Applications (Fang andet.al., 2012). However, along with several benefits the process of obtaining mobile deviceevidence, associated laws and technologies used in devices itself are the major challenges whichare creating issues for mobile users and forensics experts across the world.Evidence:Over the past few years, mobile devices forensics has expanded significantly.The term digital evidence can be defined in term of information of probative value that isstored and transmitted in binary form. It is explored asthe process of recovering digitalevidence from a mobile device by effective utilization of acceptable methods (Lee andHong, 2011).In mobile era, generally information can be retrieved from various sourcessuch asInternet browsing history, information regarding mobile apps, geo-locationinformation, map histories and records of access to wireless networks etc. Smartphonesare replacing the needs of personal computers and it becomes a main source of digitalevidence. By using this, individual movements can be traced. All of this informationcould be useful in many cases. For example, through accessing the Google map, acriminal suspect’s mobile device can be traced. It also provides facility of investigate the1
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