Cell phone forensics services is a branch of digital forensics also known as Mobile device forensics. Therefore, the forensic services rendered covers all types of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, iPad, GPS and drone units which have an internal storage memory and communication ability, etc. Mobile device forensics is generally done to recover any evidence from cell phones.
If there is criminal evidence hidden in the device like deleted files of recorded conversations, pictures, videos, text messages, emails, call history, contact lists, etc., inside the device, the cell phone examiner will be able to rectify and recovery them.
These devices prove to be a valuable source for many on-going investigations. Only an experienced and skilled person should look into the phone’s memory.
How to investigate a Cell phone?
The evidence found in the device main categories:
Exploration inside the device requires a certain level of expertise. When attempting to recover the deleted content such as contact details, emails, pictures, videos requires access inside the phone and the cell phone may be locked. Therefore the cell phone needed to be password free and pin codes or pattern free. Otherwise, password or pin codes must be cracked.
While the Cell Phone Forensic Services Texas starts with handling the report in the best possible way by keeping them safe and under special measures. The cell phone examiner maintains the security of the device as well as examines it completely. There is forensic software which helps in the investigation of a locked device.
Forensic software is used to extract data, the software generates reports about all data contained in the cell phone and can also extract cloud data, cell tower data and location metadata. Even internet search histories and browsing histories may be available with the last up to date record.
The bridge between the data found in the context and form meaning to the information must be established. For even small vital evidence, the forensic investigator of ICFECI needs to build an understanding of the facts by correlating evidence on chat messages, call logs, and location metadata.
How an investigation proceeds?
As every investigation is unique, so the forensic investigator must have definite procedures for different cases. Each of the above-mentioned categories has specific roles in the process of production of digital evidence. Also, the standard of the investigation is to be matched with the legal authorities.