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Title: Forensic imaging and analysis of Apple iOS devices
Author: Gomez-Miralles, Luis  
Director: Arnedo-Moreno, Joan  
Keywords: computer software
data transmission devices
digital computers
Issue Date: 26-Jul-2016
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Abstract: In this thesis we present our research on digital forensics on the iOS platform, structured along three areas: forensic imaging; forensic analysis; and anti-forensic techniques. In the field of forensic imaging, we demonstrate that the iPad can control external storage devices attached via USB, using Apple's Camera Connection Kit adapters. This results in a 30x speed boost compared to the traditional Wi-Fi transfer. In terms of forensic analysis, we found that printing documents wirelessly via AirPrint leaves a trace in the device that, when recovered, reveals the full contents of the documents that have been printed. Finally, in terms of anti-forensics, we created a proof-of-concept tool that disables a number of system services used by forensic tools to retrieve data. The tool also applies other hardening measures aimed at preventing the abuse of the services that remain activated.
Language: English
Appears in Collections:Tesis doctorals

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