With the global smartphone market expected to total 1.75 billion users this year,1 it is rare for an investigator to conduct a digital forensic investigation that does not include a smartphone. While smartphone forensics has vastly improved over the years, third-party apps are making it increasingly difficult for investigators to find data. As a result, valuable evidence is being overlooked.

Smartphones have grown in popularity because of the functionality they offer users. However, the default applications on these devices are usually not enough for today’s consumers. To achieve the added functionality that makes smartphones so desirable, users are turning to third-party apps.

http://www.dfinews.com/articles/2014/06/digging-data-finding-evidence-third-party-applications?et_cid=4002242&et_rid=454848751&type=cta

 

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