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Project ID: 371
Author: Rajavardhan Mallepally
Project Title: IMPLEMENTATION OF APPLICATIONS TO IMPROVE IPHONE FORENSIC ANALYSIS AND INTEGRITY OF EVIDENCE
Semester: 3 2011
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. Ahmed Mahdy
Committee Member 2: Dr. Long-zhuang Li
Project Description: iPhone release witnessed a significant impact on Forensic research community. iPhone Forensic research in many ways paved contributed to Smartphone research. Forensic investigators facing many challenges while analyzing the evidence on iPhone because of factors like frequent version upgrades, file system on iPhone and lack of sophisticated tools or methods for iPhone forensic analysis. On the other hand increasing number of applications for iPhone is becoming the source for bad guys to escape from the forensic investigation. The purpose of this research is to study and analyze evidence on iPhone. The research started with study on iPhone architecture and file system. This research presents analysis on iPhone forensic tools and techniques. This research proposes a technique to recover the evidence on iPhone irrespective of increasing number of applications and an application to provide data integrity check for the iPhone forensic tools and techniques. Then research turned into bad guys perspective to foreshadow possible ways of escaping from forensic investigation there by proposes two anti-forensic applications; to delete the evidence on iPhone and to hide the secret text in password key chain.
Project URL:   371.pdf