The explosion of mobile devices, including phones and tablets, over the last two decades has produced an equal amount of data that is often critically necessary during litigation. Mobile device forensics has emerged as an important field of digital forensics.
The digital forensics process usually consists of three stages: acquisition and imaging of exhibits, analysis, and reporting.
For investigations requiring retrieval of data from a mobile device, various tools and methods such as SIM card imaging and app analysis can produce evidence that is often the difference in cases where crimes involve the use of a mobile device. Complicating this work are the evolving methods of locking phones (e.g. the use of biometrics) and the portability and synchronicity of data to cloud services that sometimes results in data not being saved to the device.
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