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A Study into the Forensic Recoverability of Data from 2nd Hand Blackberry Devices: World-Class Security, Foiled by Humans
ECU Publications Pre. 2011
  • Craig Valli, Edith Cowan University
  • Andrew Jones, Edith Cowan University
Publication Date
1-1-2008
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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Citation Information
Craig Valli and Andrew Jones. "A Study into the Forensic Recoverability of Data from 2nd Hand Blackberry Devices: World-Class Security, Foiled by Humans" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/craig_valli/18/