An overview of mobile embedded memory and forensics methodology

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


School of Computer and Information Science / Centre for Security Research




Al, Hajri, M. (2008, December). An overview of mobile embedded memory and forensics methodology. In Proceedings of the 6th Australian Digital Forensics Conference (p. 19-29). Available here


Embedded flash memories are developing very rapidly. On the last few years the revolution of using high capacity embedded flash memory has reached its peak. In the current time embedded flash memory is used in about every aspect of technology starting from small thumb drives to cell phones and cameras. The extraordinary huge capacity in such a small size, permit this flash memory chip to be a very popular aspect to be included in devices that contribute to every moment of our daily life. The aim of this paper is to focus on the types, methods and approaches that can be taken in a forensic investigation of a device that has one of this embedded flash memory technologies and how to acquire data from it. However, the sole focus of this paper will be to investigate the popular types of flash memory chips used on board of cell phones as primary data storage.