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
Search history. It is an excellent way to peer into someone’s mind and see what they are thinking at a particular moment in time. In a court room, search history can be used to show intent (mens rea). There are plenty of examples where search history has been used in court to establish a defendant’s … Continue reading Google Search Bar & Search Term History – Are You Finding Everything?
In part two of this article I will be looking at Google Assistant artifacts that are generated when using a device outside of the car (non-Android Auto). Since this post is a continuation of the first, I will dispense with the usual pleasantries, and jump right into things. If you have not read Part 1 … Continue reading OK Computer…er…Google. Dissecting Google Assistant (Part Deux)