Android Forensics

Android Forensics, 1st Edition

Investigation, Analysis and Mobile Security for Google Android

Android Forensics, 1st Edition,ISBN9781597496513





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This book provides the background, techniques and analysis tools you need to effectively investigate an Android phone.

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Key Features

  • Named a 2011 Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec Reviews
  • Ability to forensically acquire Android devices using the techniques outlined in the book
  • Detailed information about Android applications needed for forensics investigations
  • Important information about SQLite, a file based structured data storage relevant for both Android and many other platforms.


Android Forensics: Investigation, Analysis, and Mobile Security for Google Android examines the Android mobile platform and shares techniques for the forensic acquisition and subsequent analysis of Android devices. Organized into seven chapters, the book looks at the history of the Android platform and its internationalization; it discusses the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and the Android Market; it offers a brief tutorial on Linux and Android forensics; and it explains how to create an Ubuntu-based virtual machine (VM). The book also considers a wide array of Android-supported hardware and device types, the various Android releases, the Android software development kit (SDK), the Davlik VM, key components of Android security, and other fundamental concepts related to Android forensics, such as the Android debug bridge and the USB debugging setting. In addition, it analyzes how data are stored on an Android device and describes strategies and specific utilities that a forensic analyst or security engineer can use to analyze an acquired Android device. Core Android developers and manufacturers, app developers, corporate security officers, and anyone with limited forensic experience will find this book extremely useful.


Computer forensic and incident response professionals. This includes LE, federal government, commercial/private sector contractors, consultants, etc.

Android Forensics, 1st Edition




Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7


About the Author

About the Technical Editor

Chapter 1. Android and mobile forensics


Android platform

Linux, Open source software, and forensics

Android Open Source Project


Android Market

Android forensics



Chapter 2. Android hardware platforms


Overview of core components

Overview of different device types

ROM and boot loaders


Android updates

Specific devices



Chapter 3. Android software development kit and android debug bridge


Android platforms

Software development kit (SDK)

Android security model

Forensics and the SDK



Chapter 4. Android file systems and data structures


Data in the Shell

Type of memory

File systems

Mounted file systems



Chapter 5. Android device, data, and app security


Data theft targets and attack vectors

Security considerations

Individual security strategies

Corporate security strategies

App development security strategies



Chapter 6. Android forensic techniques


Procedures for handling an Android device

Imaging Android USB mass storage devices

Logical techniques

Physical techniques



Chapter 7. Android application and forensic analysis


Analysis techniques

FAT forensic analysis

YAFFS2 forensic analysis

Android app analysis and reference




Quotes and reviews

"If you want to truly understand and perform forensics on Android this is the book. There is no other reference that goes to this level of detail on the Android operating systems idiosyncrasies and quirks. Android Forensics is a must have for the mobile device examiner’s bookshelf."-Jim Steele, Director of Digital Forensics , a Tier 1 Wireless Carrier

"Andrew Hoog in his latest book, Android Forensics, provides exceptionally well written coverage of Android for the Computer Forensics Investigator. No small task given the ever changing nature of Google’s preeminent mobile operating system."--Matthew M. Shannon, Principal, F-Response

"…provides an excellent and comprehensive coverage of the Android platform, including its design, implementation, operation, investigation and analysis. At 364 pages of content, organized over seven chapters, with a focus on the ‘practical’ - demonstrating system design, implementation, operation and investigation, for instance, through hands-on "experiments" - this sizable text will resonate particularly well with readers disposed to activity-centric, learning-by-doing styled narrative. The text is peppered throughout with device and application (GUI) screenshots, as well as command line execution/output and directory listings."--InfosecReviews.com

"In conclusion, we feel that Android Forensics is a good introduction to a field that still seems very ‘fresh’ and new to forensic examiners… As a quick reference during forensic analysis, the last chapter proves to be an excellent resource."--Computer and Security

"At 364 pages of content, organized?over seven chapters, with a focus on?the ‘practical’ - demonstrating system design, implementation, operation and investigation, for instance, through hands- on "experiments" - this sizable text will resonate particularly well with readers disposed to activity-centric, learning-by- doing styled narrative…With a practical focus from the outset that includes how to acquire and install the Android SDK and build an Android Virtual Device (AVD), this text is particularly suited to those disposed to?a hands-on approach to learning about the Android platform from a security and investigation perspective."--Best Digital Forensics Book in InfoSecReviews Book Awards

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