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== Warning for BlackBerry Forensics ==
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[[Computer forensics]] related '''blogs'''.
[[BlackBerry]] devices come with password protection. The owner has the capability to protect all data on the phone with a password. The user may also specify the amount of attempts for entering the password before wiping all data from the device.
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= English-Language Blogs =
  
If you exceed your password attempts limit (defaults to 10, but you can set it as low as 3), you will be prompted one last time to type the word BlackBerry.
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== Forensic Blogs ==
  
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* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/ The Apple Examiner]
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* [http://computer.forensikblog.de/en/ Andreas Schuster - Computer Forensics Blog]
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* [http://www.niiconsulting.com/checkmate/ Checkmate - e-zine on Digital Forensics and Incident Response]
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* [http://www.infosecinstitute.com/blog/ethical_hacking_computer_forensics.html Jack Koziol - Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics]
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* [http://windowsir.blogspot.com/ Windows Incident Response Blog] by [[Harlan Carvey]]
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* [http://geschonneck.com/ Alexander Geschonneck - Computer Forensics Blog]
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* [http://forensicblog.org/ Michael Murr - Computer Forensics Blog]
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* [http://forenshick.blogspot.com/ Jordan Farr - Forensic news, Technology, TV, and more]
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* [http://unixsadm.blogspot.com/ Criveti Mihai - UNIX, OpenVMS and Windows System Administration, Digital Forensics, High Performance Computing, Clustering and Distributed Systems]
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* [http://intrusions.blogspot.com/ Various Authors - Intrusions and Malware Analysis]
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* [http://chicago-ediscovery.com/education/computer-forensics-glossary/ Andrew Hoog - Computer Forensic Glossary Blog, HOWTOs and other resources]
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* [http://secureartisan.wordpress.com/ Paul Bobby - Digital Forensics with a Focus on EnCase]
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* [http://www.crimemuseum.org/blog/ National Museum of Crime and Punishment-CSI/Forensics Blog]
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* [http://forensicsfromthesausagefactory.blogspot.com/ Forensics from the sausage factory]
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* [http://integriography.wordpress.com Computer Forensics Blog by David Kovar]
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* [[Jesse Kornblum]] - [http://jessekornblum.livejournal.com/ A Geek Raised by Wolves]
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* [http://computer-forensics.sans.org/blog SANS Computer Forensics and Incident Response Blog by SANS Institute]
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* [http://www.digitalforensicsource.com Digital Forensic Source]
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* [http://dfsforensics.blogspot.com/ Digital Forensics Solutions]
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* [http://forensicaliente.blogspot.com/ Forensicaliente]
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* [http://www.ericjhuber.com/ A Fistful of Dongles]
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* [http://gleeda.blogspot.com/ JL's stuff]
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* [http://4n6k.blogspot.com/ 4n6k]
  
The device will then wipe. It will be reset to the factory out-of-the-box condition (default folder structure), and the password reset. You will lose everything in the device memory, with no possibility of recovery. It will not reformat the microSD card, since that's not part of the factory configuration. The phone will still be usable, and the operating system will be unchanged. So this technique cannot be used to roll back from an OS upgrade problem.
 
  
Obviously this is a serious problem if you need to perform forensics on the device. The best work around is to work with the owner of the device and hopefully get them to disclose the password.
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== Related Blogs ==
  
== Acquiring BlackBerry Backup File (.ipd) Updated ==
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* [http://www.c64allstars.de C64Allstars Blog]
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* [http://www.emergentchaos.com/ Adam Shostack - Emergent Chaos]
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* [http://jeffjonas.typepad.com/ Jeff Jonas - Inventor of NORA discusses privacy and all things digital]
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* [http://www.cs.uno.edu/~golden/weblog Digital Forensics, Coffee, Benevolent Hacking] - Written by [[Golden G. Richard III]]
  
Prerequisites:<br/>
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= Non-English Language =
Download and install Blackberry Desktop Manager. <br/>
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Use the following link to select and download the install file that fits your system or version. <br/>
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https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=A8BAA56554F96369AB93E4F3BB068C22 <br/>
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Once Desktop Manager is installed:<br/>
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=== Dutch ===
1. Open Blackberry’s Desktop Manager.<br/>
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2. Click “Options” then “Connection Settings” <br/>
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[[Image:BBManager4 6 Options.JPG]]<br/><br/>
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4. If the Desktop Manager hasn't already done so, select “USB-PIN: Device #” for connection type. Your device # may not be the same as the image below.<br/>
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[[Image:BBManager4 6 Connect.JPG]]<br/>
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5.      Click "OK" to return to the main menu.<br/><br/>
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6. Click “Backup and Restore”.<br/>
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[[Image:BBManager4 6 Backup.JPG]]  <br/><br/>
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7.      Click the "Back up" button for a full backup of the device or use the Advanced section for specific data.<br/>
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[[Image:BBManager4 6 Backup1.JPG]]<br/><br/>
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8. Select your destination and save the ".ipd" file.<br/>
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[[Image:BBManager4 6 Save.JPG]]<br/><br/>
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== Acquiring BlackBerry Backup File (.ipd) ==
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* [http://stam.blogs.com/8bits/ 8 bits] by Mark Stam ([http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fstam.blogs.com%2F8bits%2Fforensisch%2Findex.html&langpair=nl%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Google translation])
  
1. Open Blackberry’s Desktop Manager<br/>
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2. Click “Options” then “Connection Options” <br/>
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[[Image:4.JPG]]<br/>
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4. Select “USB-PIN: 2016CC12” for connection<br/>
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[[Image:1.JPG]]<br/>
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5. Click “Detect”, then it should show a dialog box saying it found the device<br/>
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6.      Click "OK" to return to the main menu<br/>
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7. Double click “Backup and Restore”<br/>
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[[Image:2.JPG]]  <br/>
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8.      Click "Backup"<br/>
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[[Image:5.JPG]]<br/>
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9. Save the .ipd file<br/>
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== Opening Blackberry Backup Files (.ipd) ==
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* [http://forensics-dev.blogspot.com Forensics-dev] ([http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fforensics-dev.blogspot.com%2F&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools Google translation])
1. Purchase Amber BlackBerry Converter from http://www.processtext.com/abcblackberry.html
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<br>Or
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<br>Download the Trial Version
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<br><br>2. Use File | Open and point the program to the BlackBerry backup file (.ipd).
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<br><br>3. Navigate to the appropriate content by using the navigator icons on the left.
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== Blackberry IPD File Format (.ipd) ==
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For a more advanced and in depth look at the file format of .ipd backup files visit the following site.
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=== German ===
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http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devjournals/resources/journals/jan_2006/ipd_file_format.jsp
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== Acquisition with Paraben's Device Seizure ==
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* [http://computer.forensikblog.de/ Andreas Schuster - Computer Forensik Blog Gesamtausgabe] ([http://computer.forensikblog.de/en/ English version])
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* [http://computer-forensik.org Alexander Geschonneck - computer-forensik.org] ([http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.computer-forensik.org&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools Google translation])
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* [http://henrikbecker.blogspot.com Henrik Becker - Digitale Beweisführung] ([http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fhenrikbecker.blogspot.com&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools Google translation])
  
As an alternative to acquiring the Blackberry through Amber Blackberry Converter, Paraben's Device Seizure is a simple and effective method to acquire the data.  The only drawback, is that this method takes significantly more time to acquire than using Amber Blackberry Converter.
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=== Spanish ===
  
1. Create a new case in Device Seizure with File | New.
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* [http://www.forensic-es.org/blog forensic-es.org] ([http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.forensic-es.org%2Fblog&langpair=es%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools Google translation])
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* [http://www.inforenses.com Javier Pages - InForenseS] ([http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inforenses.com&langpair=es%7Cen&hl=es&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools Google translation])
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* [http://windowstips.wordpress.com El diario de Juanito]
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* [http://conexioninversa.blogspot.com Conexión inversa]
  
2. Give the case a name and fill in any desired information about the case on the next two screens.  Nothing is actually required to be entered.  The third screen is a summary of the data entered.  If all data is correct click Next and then Finish.
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=== Russian ===
  
3. You are now ready to acquire the phone. Go to Tools | Data Acquisition.
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* Group-IB: [http://notheft.ru/blogs/group-ib blog at notheft.ru], [http://www.securitylab.ru/blog/company/group-ib/ blog at securitylab.ru]
  
4. You are prompted for the supported manufacturer.  Select RIM Blackbery (Physical).<br/>
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== Forensic Fora ==
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* [forensicfocus.com Forensic Focus]
 
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5. Leave supported models at the default selection of autodetect.<br/>
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6. Connection type should be set to USB.<br/>
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7. For data type selection select Logical Image (Databases).<br/>
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[[Image:Image13.jpg]]<br/><br/>
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8. Confirm your selections on the summary page and click Next to start the acquisition.
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== BlackBerry Simulator ==
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This is a step by step guide to downloading and using a BlackBerry simulator. For this example I downloaded version 4.0.2 in order to simulate the 9230 series.
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1. Select a simulator to download from the drop-down list on the [https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=060AD92489947D410D897474079C1477]BlackBerry website. Click ''Next''.
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2. Look through the list and download BlackBerry Handheld Simulator v4.0.2.51.
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3. Enter your proper user credentials and click ''Next'' to continue.
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4. On the next page, reply accordingly to the eligibility prompt and click ''Next'' to continue.*
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5. Agree or disagree to the SDK agreement and click ''Submit'' to continue.*
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6. The next page will provide you with a link to download the .ZIP file containing the wanted simulator.
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* - If you disagree at any of these points you will not be able to continue to the download.
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7. Extract the files to a folder that can easily be accessed (I used the desktop).
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8. In that folder, find the xxxx.bat file (where xxxx is the model number of the device that is being simulated). The simulator should now open an image that resembles the phone.
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9. In the ''BlackBerry 7230 Simulator'' window, select ''Simulate'' | ''USB Cable Connected''.  Refer to ''Figure BS-1'' for further reference.
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[[Image:7230_1.JPG]]
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''Figure BS-1''
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10. Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager.  If there are no Outlook profiles created there will be a prompt on how to create one.  Click ''OK'' to continue.  If the BlackBerry xxxx Simulator has properly connected to the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, ''Connected'' should be displayed at the bottom of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager window.  Refer to ''Figure BS-2'' for further reference.
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[[Image:BBDM_1.JPG]]
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''Figure BS-2''
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11. Double click ''Backup and Restore'' | select ''Restore...''.  Refer to ''Figure BS-2'' for further reference.
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12. Navigate to the directory where an .ipd file that has been previously backed up is stored and select Open to load that file to the Simulator.  See the Acquiring BlackBerry Backup File section above on information on how to backup a physical BlackBerry.
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== Blackberry Protocol ==
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http://www.off.net/cassis/protocol-description.html
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Here is a useful link to the Blackberry Protocol as documented by Phil Schwan, Mike Shaver, and Ian Goldberg. The article goes into great description of packet sniffing and the protocol as it relates to data transfer across a USB port.
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Revision as of 06:27, 21 July 2012

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Non-English Language

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Forensic Fora

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