International Journal of Computer Applications
Smartphones like the older mobile phones are fast becoming a life style choice. These sleek devices with large amount of personal information in them make Smartphone forensics, a key component in any criminal investigation. It presents a contrast between hardware and software approaches and highlights the key advantage of the software approach i.e. the speed at which actionable data can be made available with less technical knowhow. Moreover, the proposed plug-in based agent development provides an extensible framework to handle customizations that will matchup with each unique nuance of phone platform and model.