viaForensics, a computer and mobile forensics firm, has released a beta version of its Open Source Android Forensics application, which allows forensics examiners to export data from an Android device for use by law enforcement and forensic investigators.
The beta version of the application, developed under the direction of lead architect Derek Guardiola, can be downloaded to an Android device enabling examiners to then export data, including browser history, call logs, contact methods, organizations, people and short message service (text messages), to a CSV file on an SD Card.
The development of this application on an open source platform, viaForensics believes, will support the further development of an unparalleled Android Forensics application which can be used free of charge. Developers can easily create plug-ins which will extract additional data from Android devices. Developers interested in participating in the application can contact viaForensics. The project source code and apk files can be downloaded from Google Code: code.google.com/p/android-forensics/
As the foremost experts in Android Forensics, viaForensics has developed techniques and training programs preparing law enforcement and forensic providers with the resources to successfully investigate Android devices. viaForensics is also in development on a complimentary reporting application for the extracted data. For more information, visit the viaForensics web page on Android Forensics.
viaForensics (viaforensics.com) is an innovative computer/mobile forensic and e-discovery firm focusing on providing proactive services to corporations, law enforcement and law firms. Andrew Hoog is a computer scientist, computer/forensics researcher and Chief Investigative Officer at viaForensics.