Ever improving smartphone technology, along with the widespread use of the devices to accomplish daily tasks, leads to the collection of rich sources of smartphone data. Smartphone data are, however, susceptible to change and can be altered intentionally or accidentally by end-users or installed applications. It becomes, therefore, important to establish the authenticity of smartphone data, confirming the data refer to actual events, before submitting the data as potential evidence. This paper focuses on data created by smartphone applications and the techniques that can be used to establish the authenticity of the data. To identify authentic smartphone data, a better understanding of the smartphone, related smartphone applications and the environment in which the smartphone operates are required. From the gathered knowledge and insight, requirements are identified that authentic smartphone data must adhere to. These requirements are captured in a new model to assist digital forensic professionals with the evaluation of smartphone data. Experiments, involving different smartphones, are conducted to determine the practicality of the new evaluation model with the identification of authentic smartphone data. The presented results provide preliminary evidence that the suggested model offers the necessary guidance to identify authentic smartphone data.
Kroeze, Christina J.(University of Pretoria, 2015)
Mobile devices such as smartphones have until now been protected by
traditional authentication methods, including passwords or PINs. These authentication
mechanisms are di cult to remember and often disabled, leaving
Mahomed-Asmail, Faheema; Swanepoel, De Wet; Eikelboom, Robert H.; Myburgh, Hermanus Carel; Hall, James Wilbur(Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2016-01)
OBJECTIVES : The study aimed to determine the validity of a smartphone hearing screening technology (hearScreen™) compared with conventional screening audiometry in terms of (1) sensitivity and specificity, (2) referral ...
Opperman, Charl Anton(University of Pretoria, 2014)
The current approach for person identification consists of handing over a paper ID document which consists only of a picture of the person’s face, usually at a much younger age. Human intuition provides the means to make ...