Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Edith Cowan University


Computing, Health and Science


School of Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research




This article was originally published as: Yap, L., Jones, A. (2007). Profiling Through a Digital Mobile Device. Proceedings of the 5th Australian Digital Forensics Conference. (pp. 52-58). Perth, Western Australia : Edith Cowan University.


Mobile digital devices have evolved from telecommunications device to a lifestyle product over the years. These devices are used in all aspects of our daily life. As a result, more information is stored within the devices. Unprotected mobile digital device is susceptible to privacy invasion attack when the device falls into the wrong hand of any unscrupulous third party. The main objective of this paper is to provide an implication analysis on the possible risks of information leakage through digital mobile devices, in the case when users forget to, or choose never to apply any security protection to their devices