The ability to extract crucial data from Android and iOS devices efficiently is paramount. As the usage of smartphones continues to soar, investigators and analysts require reliable tools to acquire and preserve data for examination. The ability to scan and analyze mobile devices is vital whether you are an investigator, a digital forensics expert, or simply someone concerned about the security of your own device.
Mobile Device Investigator (MDI) is a cutting-edge forensic tool that has the capability to allow users to perform advanced logical acquisitions and seamlessly store them for later scanning via the intuitive scan screen. Acquiring Android and IOS devices also allows for the creation of screenshots to be included in the acquisition. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through acquiring evidence on a mobile device with MDI.
Step 1: Connect your device
To initiate the acquisition process, start by connecting the mobile device you wish to analyze to your computer. MDI is versatile and supports a wide range of devices, such as smartphones and tablets that run on diverse systems like iOS and Android. Once your device is connected, MDI will automatically detect and establish a connection.
Step 2: Select Acquire Android/ iOS Devices
After connecting the device select Acquire Android/iOS devices, and select the device that you will be performing an advanced logical acquisition on.
Step 3: Select a Profile
MDI offers various profiles that cater to different scanning and analysis needs. These profiles include not only basic scanning options but also advanced features like screenshot mode. Choose the profile that best suits your requirements. The profile you select determines the depth of the scan and the type of data that will be extracted from the device.
Step 4: Perform Advanced Logical Acquisition
Once you have selected your device and the type of profile suited to your requirements, select Acquire to begin the advanced logical acquisition. MDI uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to quickly acquire data from the target device. This acquisition extracts data from the device’s storage, including text messages, call logs, contacts, photos, videos, and more. Logical acquisition is a non-invasive process that preserves the integrity of the device’s data.
Step 5: Analyze and Report
Once the scan is complete, MDI presents you with an analysis screen. This screen provides a detailed overview of the scanned data, allowing you to examine it thoroughly. You can navigate different sections, filter results, and search for specific keywords or patterns. MDI also offers powerful reporting capabilities, enabling you to generate comprehensive reports summarizing the scan findings.
Mobile Device Investigator (MDI) stands as a game-changer in the realm of digital forensics and rapid data acquisition. Its ability to perform advanced logical acquisitions on a wide range of devices while maintaining the integrity of the data makes it a valuable asset for investigators, forensic experts, and anyone seeking to safeguard their digital security. Following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can leverage MDI’s capabilities to effectively perform an advanced logical acquisition.