There was a purpose behind the above Tweet. When I was looking in my Android 10 image I actually found two features that were tracking my activity (there may be more - I haven’t finished looking yet). The first, Digital Wellbeing, had a UI and was fairly straight forward to test, so I decided to … Continue reading Walking the Android (time)line Part 2 – Using Android’s Device Personalization Services to timeline user activity
Each time I have created an Android image I have found something new. Google Assistant and Android Auto were results of Nougat and Oreo, and the changes I found in Google Assistant were a result of Android Pie. Android 10 is no exception. While poking around the OS during the data generation period I found … Continue reading Walking the Android (time)line. Using Android’s Digital Wellbeing to timeline Android activity.
Continuing the series from last year, I am making publicly available an image of an Android 10 device, which was created using a rooted Pixel 3. For those who may not know, there have been some major changes in the partition layout in Android 10. These changes affect the Pixel 3 & 4 series and … Continue reading Android 10 Image Now Available!
I recently went on a trip which required hanging out in a couple of airport terminals. While waiting on my flights I saw the usual scene: a sea of people staring down at their phones. I am not going to delve into the obvious security concerns (whole different topic), but I was able to see … Continue reading Venmo. The App for Virtual Ballers.
Portions of this blog post appeared in the 6th issue of the INTERPOL Digital 4n6 Pulse newsletter. I would like to thank Heather Mahalik and Or Begam, both of Cellebrite, who helped make the Android database portion of this blog post possible, and Mike Williamson of Magnet Forensics for all the help with the underpinnings … Continue reading Wickr. Alright. We’ll Call It A Draw.
There is an update to this post. It can be found after the 'Conclusion' section.I was recently tasked with examining a two-year old Android-based phone which required an in-depth look at Snapchat. One of the things that I found most striking (and frustrating) during this examination was the lack of a modern, in-depth analysis of … Continue reading Two Snaps and a Twist – An In-Depth (and Updated) Look at Snapchat on Android
I have been picking on Google lately. In fact, all of my blog posts thus far have focused on Google things. Earlier this year I wrote a blog about Android Auto, Google’s solution for unifying telematic user interfaces (UIs), and in it I mentioned that I am a daily CarPlay driver. So, in the interest … Continue reading Ridin’ With Apple CarPlay