The iPhone is a smartphone made by Apple Inc. and sold with service through AT&T. It can be used to send/receive email (see IPhone Mail Header Format, keep schedules, surf the web, and view videos from YouTube. A large number of forensic products can process iPhones, see Tools section.
In December 2009, Nicolas Seriot presented a paper 1 in combination with a harvesting application named SpyPhone. This application grabs data as sensitive as location data and a cache of keyboard words. It neither requires jailbreaking nor makes Private API calls (which Apple's App Store does not allow in any application it distributes).
- Belkasoft Evidence Center by Belkasoft can make iPhone logical acquisition and analyze iOS backups and dumps.
- Black Bag Technology Mobilyze
- Cellebrite UFED
- Elcomsoft Mobile Forensic Bundle performs physical, logical and over-the-air acquisition.
- EnCase Neutrino
- FTS iXAM
- Internet Evidence Finder by Magnet Forensics
- iPhone Analyzer
- iphone-dataprotection; a set of tools that can image and decrypt an iPhone. The tools can even brute-force the iPhone's 4-digit numerical password.
- iOS Forensic Research. Jonathan Zdziarski has released tools that will image iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. (law enforcement only).
- Katana Forensics Lantern
- libimobiledevice is a library with utilities for backing up iPhones. The output format is an iTunes-style backup that can be examined with traditional tools. They are available in the Debian-testing packages libimobiledevice and libimobiledevice-utils.
- Logicube CellDEK
- MacLock Pick
- Micro Systemation .XRY
- Mobile Sync Browser
- Nuix Desktop and Proof Finder can detect and analyse many databases from iOS and iPhones and can directly ingest HFSX dd images.
- Oxygen Forensic Suite 2010
- Paraben Device Seizure
- Gómez-Miralles, Arnedo-Moreno. Versatile iPad forensic acquisition using the Apple Camera Connection Kit. Computers And Mathematics With Applications, Volume 63, Issue 2, 2012, pp.544-553.
- Official web site
- Wikipedia: iPhone
- Wikipedia: IOS jailbraking
- The iPhone Wiki
- Slashdot: Malware Could Grab Data From Stock iPhones
- Apple iOS Privacy, slides hash days presentation, by Nicolas Seriot, in November 2010.
- iPhone Forensics, by Andrew Hoog and Katie Strzempka, in November 2010. Covers 13x iOS forensic tools and provides detailed information on the results for the iPhone 3G.
- Evolution of iOS Data Protection and iPhone Forensics: from iPhone OS to iOS 5, by Andrey Belenko and Dmitry Sklyarov, 2011
- Forensic analysis of iPhone backups, by Satish B, 2012
- Forensic Analysis on iOS Devices, by Tim Proffitt, November 5, 2012