Forensics analysis of the contents of Nokia mobile phones

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


School of Computer and Information Science

Place of Publication

Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia


Computing, Health and Science


Computer and Information Science




This article was originally published as: Williamson, B., Apeldoorn, P., Cheam, B., & Mcdonald, M. (2006, April). Forensic analysis of the contents of Nokia mobile phones. In 4th Australian digital forensics conference (p. 36). Original article available here


Acquiring information from a mobile phone is now an important issue in many criminal investigations. Mobile phones can contain large amounts of information which can be of use in an investigation. These include typical mobile device data including SMS, phone records and calendar and diary entries. As the difference between a PDA and a mobile phone is now blurred, the data that can reside on a mobile phone is somewhat endless. This report focuses on the performance of different mobile phone forensic software devices, and reports the findings. All aspects of the different software pieces will be reported, as well as what the investigators extract from the phones. The ability of different software tools to produce certain hash algorithm sums will be analysed, as well as the forensic methods used to extract the information. This area is one which will gain momentum in the future, hence any advances made in the field is an advantage to upcoming studies.