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Project ID: 309
Author: Suman Paladugu
Project Title: Forensic Analysis of Cellular Phones
Semester: Fall 2008
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. Long-zhuang Li
Committee Member 2: Dr. David Thomas
Project Description: The use of cell phone forensics has increased along with the rise in cell phone usage and technology. The ability to pinpoint recent locations, review call logs, examine existing and deleted text messages, pictures, videos and (in the case of wireless handheld devices) read email, has created a whole new source for evidence. Due to advanced improvements in cell phone technology, mobile phones can now be used in multiple ways. Not only is a cell phone used as a device with which to speak to others, but also as an editor and a portable data carrier. Securing a mobile phone for such data stored within it can be of utmost importance. This paper examines the nature of some newer pieces of information which can become potential evidence on mobile phones. It also discusses some of the emerging technologies and their potential impact on mobile phone based evidence. Finally, this report shows the need for continuing in-depth examination of mobile phone evidence.
Project URL:   309.pdf