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Mastering Python Forensics by Dr. Johann Uhrmann, Dr. Michael Spreitzenbarth

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Chapter 6. Using Python for Mobile Forensics

While forensic analysis of standard computer hardware—such as hard disks—has developed into a stable discipline with a lot of reference work such as the book File System Forensic Analysis, by Brian Carrier, Addison-Wesley Professional and our previous chapters, there is still much debate on the techniques to analyze non-standard hardware or transient evidence. Despite their increasing role in digital investigations, smartphones are still to be considered non-standard because of their heterogeneity. In all the investigations, it is necessary to follow the basic forensic principles. The two main principles of forensic investigations are as follows:

  • Great care must be taken so that the evidence is manipulated ...

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