Tatiana Pankova is the marketing manager for Oxygen Forensics Company. In the year 2006 joined Oxygen Software company as a tech support member. Tatiana has over seven-year experience working for Oxygen Forensics, where she is responsible for analyzing data from mobile devices, policing the data for forensic importance, end-user application support and training. Experienced in product quality assurance and deep data analysis.
Mobile Forensics: Challenges in Obtaining, Analyzing and Applying Evidence from Mobile Applications
Modern Ways of Communication, Hidden and Deleted Data Several years ago, forensic software manufacturers prided themselves on the amount of device profiles they supported. Nowadays what really matters is the amount of supported applications. Beyond all doubt, all the vital evidence is stored in apps: contacts, group and private chats, plans, geo coordinates, cache and much more. But it is not enough to parse apps databases: in many cases you need to decrypt and retrieve securely stored data in apps, like Snapchat, Telegram, etc. Moreover, the situation with apps is constantly changing: popular apps are updated almost every week and forensic software manufacturers have to catch up with it adding support for newer versions. A variety of supported applications also matters: criminals prefer to choose unknown apps to communicate that is why support for popular apps is not enough.