Mobile Device Forensics
We are living in the age of new media, new communication, new ideas, and new technology. With all of these new media and technology advancements and devices, and revolutionary upgrades and ideas, comes new, creative and developed methods of sharing and receiving information. Today, there are companies specializing in computer forensics who are able to access nearly all devices that hold digital evidence. With that said, there is a chance that your mobile cell phone activity may be traceable and monitored.
With nearly 68% of Americans leaving their cellphone right next to their bed while they sleep, there is no doubt that people are becoming practically dependent on these gadgets. Approximately 37% of mobile cell phone users check their phone at least once every 30 minutes. About 34% of Americans reported that they could only go a few hours before needing to use their cell phone. Text messaging has become a very popular form of communication. Nearly 32% of American adults prefer to communicate via text message. Texts can be traced and restored by cell phone companies and through a digital forensic investigation.
An approximated 46% of Americans use their mobile phone to browse the internet. That means that any website or web search you enter can be traced back to you through phone forensics. Use caution when surfing the web.
Were you aware that phone forensics was indeed a real service and in full effect?
Mobile phone forensics is a fairly new field, originally developed during the early 2000’s. Mobile device forensic experts have the capability to access and retrieve deleted texts and voice mails from cell phones of any service. Typically, professionals will retrieve and restore deleted data from a cell phone by using what is known as a “flash” or “twister” box.
Mobile phones are often used as acceptable and valid evidence in crime investigations. As a preventative and precautionary measure, many corporations partner with mobile forensics companies to monitor the activity of their employees on company devices. This ensures safety, efficiency, and surveillance within the work place.
Houston-based company CloudNine Discovery simplifies the eDiscovery process through innovative, new technology and services. They support clients throughout the eDiscovery life cycle by providing professional services consulting, early case and data assessment, computer forensics, Electronic Discovery processing and easy to use, self-service eDiscovery review software. Their OnDemand eDiscovery review software is used by over fifty of the top 250 law firms. All of their software is “software-as-a-service” (SaaS) using affordable managed hosting and cloud storage for the legal community. Digital forensic science is constantly being studied, practiced, and improved. Only time will show and tell where experts are headed with this revolutionary technology.
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