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Publication Citation: Forensic Filtering of Cell Phone Protocols

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Author(s): Aurelien M. Delaitre; Wayne Jansen;
Title: Forensic Filtering of Cell Phone Protocols
Published: August 27, 2008
Abstract: Phone managers are non-forensic software tools designed to carry out a range of tasks for the user, such as reading and updating the contents of a phone, using one or more of the communications protocols supported by the phone. Phone managers are sometimes used by forensic investigators to recover data from a cell phone when no suitable forensic tool is available. While precautions can be taken to preserve the integrity of data on a cell phone, inherent risks exist. Applying a forensic filter to phone manager protocol exchanges with a device is proposed as a means to reduce risk.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7516
Keywords: cell phones; computer forensics; phone managers; protocol filters
Research Areas: Telcommunications/Wireless, Computer Forensics, Computer Security
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