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(@skulkin)
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To jaclaz

Igor mean, that MOBILEdit! is able to acquire mobile devices via Wi-Fi, such as iOS and Android. It uses Connectors for this.

You can read more about it here

http//www.mobiledit.com/guide.htm?CHAPTER=06.03

 
Posted : 24/01/2016 1:13 am
(@athulin)
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Igor mean, that MOBILEdit! is able to acquire mobile devices via Wi-Fi, such as iOS and Android. It uses Connectors for this.

Note, though, that that is an answer to a different question than the one the OP asked

The reason I'm asking is that we've been asked to look at the range of WiFi card readers and hard drives on the market, and to see if we can image a device plugged into one.

WiFi Card readers and hard drives … sounds a bit like the WD Passport WiFi, for example. However, as that does have an USB connection, which I assume could also be used for acquistion, I'm not sure it qualifies. There's also a Panther USB hub with built-in card reader, but again the USB connection would probably do for acquisition.

My guess is that these thingies have some kind of CIFS built into the WiFi part, allowing file-server-type acquiry, but not getting at unallocated device space, and not giving the actual file system metadata, but only that CIFS presents to the world. OK, if you can't get at it in any other way, but not really what the discerning DFA wants. Access over USB is more likely to give access to the raw media.

But there's no real point in guessing.

 
Posted : 24/01/2016 1:05 pm
jaclaz
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To jaclaz

Igor mean, that MOBILEdit! is able to acquire mobile devices via Wi-Fi, such as iOS and Android. It uses Connectors for this.

You can read more about it here

http//www.mobiledit.com/guide.htm?CHAPTER=06.03

Well, try re-reading the OP question attentively, and then please confirm that MOBILEdit! does represent an answer to that question (and not to another one).

jaclaz

 
Posted : 24/01/2016 7:48 pm
(@skulkin)
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Em, I just explained, why Igor told you so about MOBILedit! Forensic. And I know, that it's not the answer to the OP question.

 
Posted : 24/01/2016 9:51 pm
jaclaz
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Em, I just explained, why Igor told you so about MOBILedit! Forensic. And I know, that it's not the answer to the OP question.

Which is good ) BUT I already (previously and without your intervention) perfectly understood Igor's reply and already pointed out how that would be only a partial answer valid only for a given "subset of devices".

jaclaz

 
Posted : 24/01/2016 10:35 pm
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I'm sure it can be done, you still have to go out there to boot a WiFi capable client and make sure the imaging process starts. Long ago, i read somewhere that someone did this with NetCat to image to a remote host and WiFi is just another network connection.

As mentioned earlier, throughput will be slow, but that is not my main problem with WiFi - the problem is announcing the data to the world, unless you use secure crypto like a VPN.

 
Posted : 28/01/2016 3:31 pm
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