IOS Anti-Forensics: How Can We Securely Conceal, Delete and Insert Data?

47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2014)

10 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2013

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Christian D’Orazio

University of South Australia

Aswami Ariffin

University of South Australia

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Date Written: October 13, 2013

Abstract

With increasing popularity of smart mobile devices such as iOS devices, security and privacy concerns have emerged as a salient area of inquiry. A relatively under-studied area is anti-mobile forensics to prevent or inhibit forensic investigations. In this paper, we propose a "Concealment" technique to enhance the security of non-protected (Class D) data that is at rest on iOS devices, as well as a "Deletion" technique to reinforce data deletion from iOS devices. We also demonstrate how our "Insertion" technique can be used to insert data into iOS devices surreptitiously that would be hard to pick up in a forensic investigation.

Keywords: Anti-forensics, digital forensics, iOS anti-forensics, iOS forensics, mobile anti-forensics, mobile forensics

JEL Classification: C88, C89, K42, K49

Suggested Citation

D’Orazio, Christian and Ariffin, Aswami and Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond, IOS Anti-Forensics: How Can We Securely Conceal, Delete and Insert Data? (October 13, 2013). 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2339819 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2339819

Christian D’Orazio

University of South Australia ( email )

37-44 North Terrace, City West Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

Aswami Ariffin

University of South Australia ( email )

37-44 North Terrace, City West Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (Contact Author)

The University of Texas at San Antonio ( email )

San Antonio, TX 78249
United States
+12104587867 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/raymondchooau/

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