The field of Cellular forensics has become increasingly more important over the last few years as the Cellular market has grown. Currently, there is a dynamically competitive cellular market in smart phones, including the Google Android platform, the iPhone 4g and Blackberry's line-up. Cellular forensics, as a field, is constantly evolving and adjusting to meet the demand and new technologies released. The term cellular forensics is a broad term that encompasses a variety of duties, notably, the ability to recover lost cell phone data, recover deleted text messages, analyze and extract call detail records, analyze and extract customer data integration, and detecting and removing mobile ‘malware’ or ‘spyware’. These are just a few aspects of cellular forensics that private investigators are capable of performing. This field is ever growing with the cellular market and the sinister tactics of motivated criminals across the globe.
In conjunction with the increasing demand for new technology in the cell phone market, the market for ‘malware’ or ‘spyware’ has increased. These programs enable the motivated brigand to spy on a user's activities; from text messaging, email, incoming and outgoing phone calls and GPS location information. The most popular use of 'malware' and ' spyware' is the active listening feature. Using this technology and software, these criminals can monitor conversations within close proximity of the phone instantly by activating the speaker. This type of software is easy to install and easy to set up. ICS can determine if it is or was installed, even if it is advertised to be invisible and untraceable once installed.
Cellular phone forensic investigators at ICS can find this ‘malware’ or ‘spyware’, no matter how crafty the creators and users of ‘malware’ and ‘spyware’ think they are, they will be identified. Not only will ICS investigators attempt to identify the software, but will educate you, the client, on how to best avoid and defeat these issues moving forward.