With more and more people accessing the internet from mobile devices a large amount of data is available instantly. What other device holds your GPS co-ordinates, web browser history, searches, Facebook messages, MSN chat logs, whatsapp conversations, phone calls, SMS messages, email and documents?
Some interesting facts include:
- 10% of people access the internet solely from a mobile phone and don’t use a PC
- 31% prefer mobile phones to access data.
You may be missing out on valuable data by presuming a mobile phone is just a “phone”
Internal research has allowed for the recovery of a large amount of application data from a variety of smartphones and tablets. Unlike web history on a traditional PC, smartphones and tablets are much more data hungry, to allow for mobile phones to access your data on the go in areas without a network connection, email, Facebook and messenger applications store all recent activity locally within databases. An example of this is Gmail – a phone/tablet would store a much larger amount of data than a traditional PC. The same applies to most smartphone/tablet applications including Facebook, Skype, MSN, twitter.
Our team has substantial recent experience with application analysis from all major mobile phone brands and operating systems and have recovered significant data from a wide variety of apps which has proven crucial in criminal cases and internal employee disciplinary cases.