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== iOS ==
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iOS (pronounced i-O.S) is the name of the operating system for Apple's mobile devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch).
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iOS (pronounced i-O.S.) is the name of the operating system for Apple's mobile devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch).
  
The current version of iOS is 4.3.5 however it is expected that iOS 5 be released some time in September/October 2011.
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The current version of iOS is 5.0, released on October 12, 2011.
  
  
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== File System ==
 
== File System ==
iOS runs a cut down version of OSX and as a result the file system looks very much the same (HFS+)
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iOS runs a reduced variant of [[Mac OS X|OSX]] and [[HFS|HFSX]] as a file system.
  
 
A majority of the useful information is stored in /private/var2/mobile/
 
A majority of the useful information is stored in /private/var2/mobile/
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Media contains all Photos loaded onto the device, Books, Purchases, Podcasts, Recordings and Pictures/Videos taken
 
Media contains all Photos loaded onto the device, Books, Purchases, Podcasts, Recordings and Pictures/Videos taken
  
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== Extraction ==
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There are several tools available to extract information out of iOS operating systems (listed alphabetically):
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* Aceso by Radio Tactics [[http://www.radio-tactics.com/products/law/aceso-kiosk]]
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* Blacklight by Black Bag Technology [[https://www.blackbagtech.com/]]
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* Lantern by Katana Forensics [[http://katanaforensics.com/]]
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* [[Nuix Desktop]] and [[Proof Finder]] by [[Nuix]].
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* Oxygen Forensic Suite by Oxygen Software [[http://www.oxygen-forensic.com/en/]]
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* UFED and Physical Analyzer by Cellebrite [[http://www.cellebrite.com/]]
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* XRY by Micro Systemation [[http://www.msab.com/]]
  
== Extraction ==
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== External Links ==
There are several tools available to extract information out of iOS operating systems:
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* [http://linuxsleuthing.blogspot.com/2011/05/iphone-forensics-tools.html Database Parsing Tools]
* Cellebrite UFED and Physical Analyzer
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* [http://esec-lab.sogeti.com/post/Low-level-iOS-forensics Low-level iOS forensics]
* Aceso
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* Oxygen Forensic Suite [[http://www.oxygen-forensic.com/en/]]
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* XRY
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* Lantern [[http://katanaforensics.com/]]
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* Blacklight [[https://www.blackbagtech.com/]]
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== Links ==
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[[Category:Operating systems]]
Database Parsing Tools - [[http://linuxsleuthing.blogspot.com/2011/05/iphone-forensics-tools.html]]
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iOS (pronounced i-O.S.) is the name of the operating system for Apple's mobile devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch).

The current version of iOS is 5.0, released on October 12, 2011.



File System

iOS runs a reduced variant of OSX and HFSX as a file system.

A majority of the useful information is stored in /private/var2/mobile/ However there is other useful information stored in the keychains and db folders.

iOS uses sqlite and plist files to store information.

/private/var2/mobile

This contains three folders: Applications, Library and Media

Applications contains a series of folders, which contain the data for all of the apps stored on the phone. The name of each app is stored in its iTunesMetadata.plist.

Library contains the most useful information: - Address Book - Calendar - Safari - favorites, open tabs, web history - Mail - mail is encrypted and therefore requires the keychain to be decrypted before it can be accessed - SMS - sms.db, which may include deleted SMS messages - Notes - notes.sqlite, which may include deleted notes - Voicemail - Spotlight - Spotlight database may contain text messages that have since been deleted.

Media contains all Photos loaded onto the device, Books, Purchases, Podcasts, Recordings and Pictures/Videos taken

Extraction

There are several tools available to extract information out of iOS operating systems (listed alphabetically):

  • Aceso by Radio Tactics [[1]]
  • Blacklight by Black Bag Technology [[2]]
  • Lantern by Katana Forensics [[3]]
  • Nuix Desktop and Proof Finder by Nuix.
  • Oxygen Forensic Suite by Oxygen Software [[4]]
  • UFED and Physical Analyzer by Cellebrite [[5]]
  • XRY by Micro Systemation [[6]]

External Links