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Geographic data as evidence from iPhone/iPod dumps & backups

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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Redcelica67
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Geographic data as evidence from iPhone/iPod dumps & backups

Post Posted: Nov 13, 10 21:07

I am currently researching geographic data from Apple handheld digital devices. This may be geographic evidence generated by certain apps or processes etc. I am trying to collate a list of as many examples as possible to research, so if anyone has any ideas or experiences of this then I'd be really grateful. Question  
 
  

xaberx
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Re: Geographic data as evidence from iPhone/iPod dumps & bac

Post Posted: Nov 14, 10 02:14

iPhones primarily use.longitude and latitude I have.developed a tool to.read this information and plot it on a map based on the co-ordinates the data is stored on sqlite3 databases and contains things like picture locations,wifi networks the iPhone detected, and also cell tower locations and coordinates. I can provide more info if you.like feel free to.send.specific questions to ryan.manley @ wiseforensics.com  
 
  

trewmte
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Re: Geographic data as evidence from iPhone/iPod dumps & backups

Post Posted: Nov 14, 10 14:25

- Redcelica67
I am trying to collate a list of as many examples as possible to research


Have you emailed the Apple store to see how many Apps on their database are described as obtaining or using geographic data?
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agbarnet
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Re: Geographic data as evidence from iPhone/iPod dumps & bac

Post Posted: Nov 15, 10 01:37

Pictures taken by iPhones have the GPS coordinates in their EXIF data.
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Biedubbeljoe
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Re: Geographic data as evidence from iPhone/iPod dumps & bac

Post Posted: Nov 15, 10 02:40

You can download 'exiftool' from the internet and use this 'start.cmd' file I created:

@echo off
CLS
echo This tool creates an output.kml file from images suitable to map
echo in Google Earth.
echo Starting path will be: %~p0
echo and processing recursive directories.
echo If not correct press CTRL + C otherwise
pause
exiftool -r -k -if "$gpslatitude" -p kml.fmt -d %Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ %~p0 > output.kml  
 
  

Doug
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Re: Geographic data as evidence from iPhone/iPod dumps & bac

Post Posted: Nov 15, 10 15:20

- agbarnet
Pictures taken by iPhones have the GPS coordinates in their EXIF data.


Assuming that 'Location Services' is turned on Smile

(I believe 'on' is the default setting in OS 3.0+)  

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Redcelica67
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Re: Geographic data as evidence from iPhone/iPod dumps & backups

Post Posted: Nov 15, 10 15:43

Really helpful so far guys, thanks. iPhone Apps that leave a latitude/longitude footprint after use are particularly interesting to me also Smile  
 

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