Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

CSREA Press

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

5575

Comments

This article was originally published as: Valli, C., & Jones, A. (2008). A Study into the Forensic Recoverability of Data from 2nd Hand Blackberry Devices: World-Class Security, Foiled by Humans. Proceedings of World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing. (pp. 604-607). Monte Carlo Resort Las Vegas USA: CSREA Press.

Abstract

Blackberry RIM devices are arguably one of the more secure platforms for email, calendaring and voice. It is one of the few devices in this arena that has approval for carrying restricted security classifications. Blackberry devices do suffer from the same basic fundamental flaw in that they have a human operator. This research was about the blind purchase of Blackberry devices from auctions. Of the 15 Blackberry examined in this study 3 were able to be fully recovered. They all revealed personal and corporate details about the users of the devices.

 
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