Finding New Evidence from Third-Party Mobile Apps with the Latest Technology
At the beginning of 2019, the Google Play store had approximately 2,100,000 applications for Android and the iTunes store had almost 1,800,000 apps for Apple devices. While most of the applications installed by the device manufacturer are supported for analysis by forensic software, many of the third-party applications are not. Exculpatory evidence could be contained in these third-party mobile apps.
Commonly used third-party applications such as free texting apps or navigation apps can be a great source of information, but are not always supported by forensic tools for analysis. There is a time lag as to when the forensic software can decode these applications, if ever. However, advanced analysis methods and new digital forensic technology to access and examine third-party applications are created every day. Applying this technology to older cases may uncover new digital evidence.
Additional information here Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method White Paper or here IRIS LLC Digital Evidence Toolbox-Location Data