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== Forensics ==
 
== Forensics ==
  
CDMA phones do not have the advantage of [[SIM cards]], so forensics can only be done on the phone itself, as all relevant data is stored directly on the phone. This information includes the [[phonebook]], [[call history]] log, [[SMS]] messages, and any calendar or to-do applications the phone might have.
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Most CDMA phones do not use [[SIM Cards]], so forensics can only be done on the phone itself, as all relevant data is stored directly on the phone. This information includes the [[phonebook]], [[call history]] log, [[SMS]] messages, and any calendar or to-do applications the phone might have.
  
 
Due to the fact that the phone must be physically connected to a forensics workstation for data acquisition, it is important to be aware of the phone's battery state (a charging cable should be obtained to ensure constant power), and blocking the phone's signal. Also, the correct data cable must be obtained to connect the phone to the workstation ([[Susteen]] provides a kit that includes many cables for the most popular phones).
 
Due to the fact that the phone must be physically connected to a forensics workstation for data acquisition, it is important to be aware of the phone's battery state (a charging cable should be obtained to ensure constant power), and blocking the phone's signal. Also, the correct data cable must be obtained to connect the phone to the workstation ([[Susteen]] provides a kit that includes many cables for the most popular phones).
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[[RUIM]] cards are the CDMA equivalent of a [[SIM Card]], and have been in use in china since 2002. The technology has spread to other countries throughout Asia, although are yet to be release in America.
  
 
=== Software ===
 
=== Software ===
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* [[BitPIM]]
 
* [[BitPIM]]
 
* [[DataPilot Secure View]]
 
* [[DataPilot Secure View]]
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* [[Oxygen Forensic Suite 2010]]
 
* [[Paraben Cell Seizure]]
 
* [[Paraben Cell Seizure]]
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Software for acquiring CDMA RUIM data includes:
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* [[SIMiFOR]]
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
  
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdma Wikipedia: CDMA]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdma Wikipedia: CDMA]
* [http://www.bitpim.org: BitPIM]
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* [http://www.bitpim.org BitPIM]
 
* [http://www.susteen.com DataPilot Secure View]
 
* [http://www.susteen.com DataPilot Secure View]
* [[http://www.paraben-forensics.com Paraben Cell Seizure]]
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* [http://www.paraben-forensics.com Paraben Device Seizure]

Latest revision as of 09:36, 12 November 2009

Code division multiple access (CDMA) is a cellular frequency that, originally developed during World War II for military purposes, incorporates "spread spectrum" techniques. Unlike other cellular systems like GSM and TDMA, every channel on the network uses the full available spectrum. This allows each user (identified by a unique pseudonoise code (PN)) to communicate over several frequencies, as opposed to only one. CDMA is an improved version of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access). TDMA uses a time-sharing protocol to provide three to four times more capacity than analog systems, just as a GSM.

History

Qualcomm developed the key advances that made CDMA suitable for cellular phones and conducted an open demonstration in San Diego in November 1989.

The first CDMA network was launched commercially in 1995 as cdmaOne and provided approximately 10 times more capacity than analog networks. CDMA has become the fastest-growing of all wireless technologies, with over 100 million subscribers worldwide.

Benefits

  • Greater capacity. Provides 10-20 times the capacity of analog equipment and three times the capacity of other digital platforms.
  • Excellent voice and call quality through the filtering out of background noise, cross-talk, and interference.
  • Rapid deployment. CDMA systems can be expanded quickly and more cost effectively than most landline networks.
  • Fewer dropped calls.
  • Improved security and privacy because of CDMA's digitally encoded transmissions.
  • Reduced background noise and interference by combining multiple signals which improves signal strength.

Forensics

Most CDMA phones do not use SIM Cards, so forensics can only be done on the phone itself, as all relevant data is stored directly on the phone. This information includes the phonebook, call history log, SMS messages, and any calendar or to-do applications the phone might have.

Due to the fact that the phone must be physically connected to a forensics workstation for data acquisition, it is important to be aware of the phone's battery state (a charging cable should be obtained to ensure constant power), and blocking the phone's signal. Also, the correct data cable must be obtained to connect the phone to the workstation (Susteen provides a kit that includes many cables for the most popular phones).

RUIM cards are the CDMA equivalent of a SIM Card, and have been in use in china since 2002. The technology has spread to other countries throughout Asia, although are yet to be release in America.

Software

Software for acquiring a CDMA-based phone includes:

Software for acquiring CDMA RUIM data includes:

External Links