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Cell Site Analysis (CSA) is the technical discipline of using mobile telephony signals and network data to triangulate and identify the relative geographic position of a device.
Apple Safari is the default [[Web Browser|web browser]] included with [[Mac OS X]]. The support files for this browser are stored in the user's home directory in <tt>/Users/[username]/Library/Safari/</tt>.
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== Locations ==
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Cell site analysis is considered a highly intrusive surveillance technique and as such normally deployed only in sensitive or serious criminal investigations.
The Safari browser uses different locations to store different kind of information.
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The user directory:
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The technique can assist in demonstrating the co-location (meeting) of individuals, their movements over time, proximity to a scene of crime, and to verify the any defence alibi evidence.
  
On MacOS-X
 
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/Users/$USER/Library/Safari/
 
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The cache directory:
 
 
On MacOS-X
 
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/Users/$USER/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/
 
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== History ==
 
The browser history is stored in a [[Property list | binary plist file]] named '''History.plist''' in the user directory.
 
 
This file can be viewed directly in [[Mac OS X]] by opening file in the [[Property List Editor]] program.
 
 
For each web site, the program records the URL visited, the date and time of the last visit, and the number of times the site has been visited.
 
 
The date and time values are stored as a floating point value containing the number of seconds since Jan 1, 2001 00:00:00 UTC.
 
 
On a Windows PC History.plist file can be opened in [[Oxygen Forensic Plist Viewer]] software.
 
 
The downloads history can also be found in the user directory in a binary plist file named '''Downloads.plist'''.
 
 
== Cache ==
 
The Safari cache is stored in '''Cache.db''' in the cache directory.
 
 
This file uses the [[SQLite database format]].
 
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
  
* [http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/safari/ Official website]
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[http://afentis.com/telephone-evidence/cell-site-analysis/ Introduction to Cell Site Analysis]
* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/files/Safari_Cache.db_Revisited.pdf Safari Cache Revisited] by Sean Cavanaugh
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* [http://jafat.sourceforge.net/ J.A.F.A.T. Archive of Forensics Analysis Tools] home of Safari Forensic Tools (SFT)
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[[Category:Applications]]
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[http://www.cellanalyst.com/ Cell Site Analysis Hardware & Survey Toolkit]
[[Category:Web Browsers]]
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[[Category:Mac OS X]]
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Latest revision as of 16:28, 26 May 2014

Cell Site Analysis (CSA) is the technical discipline of using mobile telephony signals and network data to triangulate and identify the relative geographic position of a device.

Cell site analysis is considered a highly intrusive surveillance technique and as such normally deployed only in sensitive or serious criminal investigations.

The technique can assist in demonstrating the co-location (meeting) of individuals, their movements over time, proximity to a scene of crime, and to verify the any defence alibi evidence.


External Links

Introduction to Cell Site Analysis

Cell Site Analysis Hardware & Survey Toolkit