Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. Third International ICST Conference, ICDF2C 2011, Dublin, Ireland, October 26-28, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

An Agent Based Tool for Windows Mobile Forensics

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35515-8_7,
        author={S. Satheesh Kumar and Bibin Thomas and K. Thomas},
        title={An Agent Based Tool for Windows Mobile Forensics},
        proceedings={Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. Third International ICST Conference, ICDF2C 2011, Dublin, Ireland, October 26-28, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICDF2C},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={Windows Mobiles WinCE Smart Phones Cell Phone Forensics MD5 Hashing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35515-8_7}
    }
    
  • S. Satheesh Kumar
    Bibin Thomas
    K. Thomas
    Year: 2012
    An Agent Based Tool for Windows Mobile Forensics
    ICDF2C
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35515-8_7
S. Satheesh Kumar1,*, Bibin Thomas1,*, K. Thomas1,*
  • 1: Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics (RCCF)
*Contact email: satheeshks@cdac.in, bibinthomas@cdac.in, thomaskl@cdac.in

Abstract

Mobile devices are very common in everyone’s day-to- day life. Nowadays such devices come with many features of desktop or laptop. Hence people can use these devices for diverse applications. As the acceptability and usability of such devices are very high, there are chances that these devices can be used for illegal activities. The percentage of mobile phones or smart phones involved in cyber crimes is in hike. So it becomes necessary to digitally analyze such devices requiring cyber forensics tools. This paper discusses different types of digital evidence present in Microsoft’s Windows Mobile smart phones and an agent based approach for logically acquiring such devices. Also it describes a tool developed for forensically acquiring and analyzing Windows Mobile devices and WinCE PDAs.