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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Syngress (15 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597496510
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597496513
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 440,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you want to truly understand and perform forensics on Android this is the book. There is no other reference that goes to this level of detail on the Android operating systems idiosyncrasies and quirks.    Android Forensics is a must have for the mobile device examiner's bookshelf." -Jim Steele, Director of Digital Forensics , a Tier 1 Wireless Carrier

"Andrew Hoog in his latest book, Android Forensics, provides exceptionally well written coverage of Android for the Computer Forensics Investigator. No small task given the ever changing nature of Google's preeminent mobile operating system." -Matthew M. Shannon, Principal, F-Response

--Jim Steele, Director of Digital Forensics , a Tier 1 Wireless Carrier

About the Author

Andrew Hoog is a computer scientist, certified forensic analyst (GCFA and CCE), computer and mobile forensics researcher, former adjunct professor (assembly language) and owner of viaForensics, an innovative computer and mobile forensic firm. He divides his energies between investigations, research and training about the computer and mobile forensic discipline. He writes computer/mobile forensic how-to guides, is interviewed on radio programs and lectures and trains both corporations and law enforcement agencies. As the foremost expert in Android Forensics, he leads expert level training courses, speaks frequently at conferences and is writing a book on Android forensics.

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Great guide to Android forensics for beginners. In particular students of computer forensics should get this. It doesn't rely on expensive tools but shows you simpler ways to excesses information using the development kit and a Linux system.
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HASH(0x98369df8) out of 5 stars Android Forensics Review 5 July 2011
By RestrictedBytes - Published on Amazon.com
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As Brian Carrier is to file system forensics and Harlan Carvey is to Windows registry analysis, Andrew Hoog is to the Android operating system. The level of detail in this book demonstrates a deep understanding of this complex and unique operating system. Chapter 1 begins with an overview of both Android and Linux in general. Instructions are provided for creating a virtual machine environment so the reader can follow along with the examples in the book. Throughout, the reader is encouraged to follow along, and ample opportunities are provided. This is highly appreciated as most technical books overwhelm the reader with information rather than guide them along the way. Chapter 2 presents an overview of the hardware that is supported by the Android OS. Chapter 3 begins the discussion of the Android OS proper. Included in this chapter are instructions on augmenting the previously created VM with the Android SDK providing additional tools for use in analysis. Chapter 4 is devoted to discussing the file systems likely to be encountered in the Android environment. Special attention is paid to YAFFS and YAFFS2. Chapter 5 discusses securing the data within the device. Also presented are recommendations for securely using Android devices in an enterprise environment. Additional advice is given for both users and developers to limit the exposure of sensitive data. Chapter 6 covers the most significant portion of the book with instructions on acquiring the data from device. Logical and physical acquisitions from the handset as well as the removable storage are discussed. The issue of passcode circumvention is discussed along with potential solutions. Chapter 7 finishes with timeline analysis techniques for the YAFFS file system and the FAT file system. Additional locations of interest to both security researchers and forensic analysts are also presented. Overall the book is enjoyable to read and will be a valuable asset for both forensic analysts and researchers.
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HASH(0x98369e4c) out of 5 stars Kindle version is device dependent for readability 13 Jan. 2013
By DR - Published on Amazon.com
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One reviewer commented that code samples are unreadable for the Kindle version. That seems to be true for standard, small screen, non-color devices (i.e. classic Kindles). However, on my iPad Kindle app the code samples are fine. In fact you can unpinch them to zoom in, and rotate your device to portrait mode if needed. Also, the online Kindle Cloud Reader shows the code samples clearly. Hopefully future conversions of technical texts such as this one will be done with more care to allow resizing of special text. For now you will need your PC with the free Cloud Reader, or some large screen tablet device to take advantage of this ebook.
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HASH(0x996b5624) out of 5 stars Android Forensics book review 11 July 2011
By gscardwe - Published on Amazon.com
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Andrew Hoog has done an outstanding job presenting a complex topic that should interest not only advanced forensic practitioners but the typical Android Smartphone user as well. Highly recommended, whether its for work, or you want to know what "rooting" your Android phone actually does to the device.
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HASH(0x98555eac) out of 5 stars Android Forensics Review 29 Dec. 2011
By rb6 - Published on Amazon.com
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A very well written book that contains Android essentials and advanced topics. Andrew Hoog does a great job explaining concepts and making even the most complex topics understandable. Highly recommended!
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HASH(0x9836b2a0) out of 5 stars Android knowledge 8 Dec. 2012
By Keith Drozd - Published on Amazon.com
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This book provides a well defined knowledge base of the Android platform and how to float around the software to avhieve any goals.
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