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Forensic Tools for Mobile Phone Subscriber Identity Modules

Published

Author(s)

Wayne Jansen, Richard P. Ayers

Abstract

Cell phones and other handheld devices incorporating cell phone capabilities (e.g., smart phones) are ubiquitous. Besides placing calls, cell phones allow users to perform other tasks such as text messaging and phonebook entry management. When cell phones and cellular devices are involved in a crime or other incident, forensic specialists require tools that allow the proper retrieval and speedy examination of data present on the device. For devices conforming to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) standards, certain data such as dialed numbers, text messages, and phonebook entries are maintained on a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). This paper gives a snapshot of the state of the art of forensic software tools for SIMs.
Citation
Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
Volume
1
Issue
2

Keywords

Cell Phone, Forensic Tool, Subscriber Identity Module
Created June 1, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017