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
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)
A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about some research I conducted on Android Auto, and I mentioned there was some interesting data left behind by Google Assistant when using Android Auto. Based on what I found there, I decided to go further down the virtual assistant rabbit hole to see what I could … Continue reading OK Computer…er…Google. Dissecting Google Assistant (Part 1)
Now available for download is an Android Oreo (8.x) image, which was created using a LG Nexus 5X and a stock Android image. This image contains user populated data within the stock Android apps, along with user populated data within 25 non-stock apps. As with the Android Nougat image, this one also includes robust documentation, … Continue reading Grab Your Glass of Milk! Android Oreo Image Now Available (8.x)
Last month I created a physical image of an Android 7.x test phone and made it available to the DFIR community for testing, education, and research. As part of this project, robust documentation was created in order to document aspects of the test phone and all of the apps that were populated with user data … Continue reading Android Nougat (7.x) Image
Recently I purchased a new car. I am talking brand spankin’ new. I had been looking for a compact SUV for a while because of a growing family, and I found it: a 2019 Nissan Rogue. I purchased it in 2018, so this would make the car, like, really new. I was super excited as … Continue reading Ka-Chow!!! Driving Android Auto