I was invited to this years Dagstuhl Seminar “Forensic Computing” to give a talk on mobile phone forensics. For all of you who hadn’t been there, here is the abstract of my talk:
Due to the ubiquitous use of smartphones, and the high amount of stored data on these devices, they become an increasingly important source of digital evidence in forensic investigations and they also implicate a vast risk of a potentially privacy leak for its users. In this paper we describe a new version of our developed tool – ADEL – that is able to forensically extract and analyze data from SQLite databases on Android devices and is also able to build a movement profile out of these data. Within the scope of a study we compared the data, gathered with the help of ADEL, with the data which a mobile-telecommunication-provider has from his customers. In the conclusion we also give some hints on how to stop your droid from gathering this much location data.