|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.