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dc.contributor.authorSchwamm, Riqui
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Neil C.
dc.date2014
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-27T17:57:43Z
dc.date.available2016-07-27T17:57:43Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSchwamm, Riqui, and Neil C. Rowe. "Effects of the factory reset on mobile devices." Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law 9.2 (2014): 205-220.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49294
dc.description.abstractMobile devices usually provide a “factory-reset” tool to erase user-specific data from the main secondary storage. 9 Apple iPhones, 10 Android devices, and 2 BlackBerry devices were tested in the first systematic evaluation of the effectiveness of factory resets. Tests used the Cellebrite UME-36 Pro with the UFED Physical Analyzer, the Bulk Extractor open-source tool, and our own programs for extracting metadata, classifying file paths, and comparing them between images. Two phones were subjected to more detailed analysis. Results showed that many kinds of data were removed by the resets, but much user-specific configuration data was left. Android devices did poorly at removing user documents and media, and occasional surprising user data was left on all devices including photo images, audio, documents, phone numbers, email addresses, geolocation data, configuration data, and keys. A conclusion is that reset devices can still provide some useful information to a forensic investigation.en_US
dc.format.extent16 p.en_US
dc.publisherADFSLen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEffects of the Factory Reset on Mobile Devicesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science (CS)
dc.subject.authormobile deviceen_US
dc.subject.authorforensicsen_US
dc.subject.authorfactory reseten_US
dc.subject.authorfile typesen_US
dc.subject.authorCellebriteen_US
dc.subject.authorprivacyen_US


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