Review: Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) – Part 1

Reviewed by Si Biles, Thinking Security

That mobile devices are going to be used in any criminal activity is almost a given now – although post Snowden, at least the more intelligent crook might give some pause to consider the NSA or GCHQ before making their call. The capabilities of these devices have advanced so far that some manufacturers have attempted to use them to replace laptops…and that’s not considering the whole arena of tablets, a majority of which run variations of the mobile phone operating systems – Android, iOS or Windows Mobile.

Clearly this is a growing field, and to that end, it would be a foolhardy forensic software developer who didn’t produce a mobile phone tool. AccessData (henceforth AD) have survived long enough to prove that they aren’t foolhardy, and thus their tool Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (henceforth MPE+) is available to deal with that requirement for their clients…

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