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Burner - Disposable Phone Numbers (Android/iOS) App

Discussion of forensic issues related to all types of mobile phones and underlying technologies (GSM, GPRS, UMTS/3G, HSDPA, LTE, Bluetooth etc.)
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Burner - Disposable Phone Numbers (Android/iOS) App

Post Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:24 pm

For anyone interested in new apps that pose a threat to forensics or CI...

I never post new topics but figured I would post about an app that has evolved and now made its way to Android OS devices too.

Link to the post I found this on:

Link to official app page:

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Re: Burner - Disposable Phone Numbers (Android/iOS) App

Post Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:30 pm

This post was the first time I heard about the Burner app. I recently took a look at the artifacts left on an iPhone by the Burner app which is designed to provide disposable ‘burner’ phone numbers. I wrote a small blog post about some of the more interesting artifacts and created a python script to parse the information into a HTML report.


Hopefully this gives a little bit of a head start to anybody who encounters the app on an iOS device.




Re: Burner - Disposable Phone Numbers (Android/iOS) App

Post Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:40 am

Have you tried uninstalling the app and or deleting the app? does this also rid the handset of the database?  

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Re: Burner - Disposable Phone Numbers (Android/iOS) App

Post Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:13 pm

Yeah it removes the db. If it was an older iPhone I could have taken a physical image of it and given it a go but not on a 5.

What I would love to play with is Epilog to see if that could have recovered deleted data from the intact sqlite database. I gave it a look with a hex editor and didn't see anything but maybe one of the specialty tools would have had better luck.  


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