A guide produced by the Madison Police Department documenting the use of iP-BOX a tool that can unlock iPhones and other iOS devices that have been secured using a simple 4-digit passcode.
A set of training presentations created by the Missouri National Guard through its State Partnership Program with the the Republic of Panama. The presentations include training on the use of multiple tools for analyzing information obtained through electronic surveillance including Pen-Link and i2 Analyst’s Notebook.
A table describing Research in Motion/Blackberry requirements for disclosure of user data to law enforcement. The chart shows what legal process is required to request user data, the type of data each process can typically obtain and the legal authorities authorizing each form of request.
Bundeskriminalamt German Federal Police Forensic Analysis of Cell Phones and SIM Cards, 2008.
If you encounter an Apple iPhone where the phone is locked with a Passcode, keep in mind the hand set only allows 5 Passcode attempts before locking out phone. This work-around is limited to iPhones with firmware versions 1.1.2 and earlier. The workaround was disabled on version 1.1.3 in February 2008. Data can be retrieved from the SIM card as well as from the phone handset. To remove the SIM card, place a paperclip in the hole at the top of the phone. Force must be applied to get the SIM holder to pop-up. The SIM card will be inside a plastic tray and can be easily removed. Process the SIM card as normal.
FBI FOUO brief on Mobile Forensics, May 28, 2009.