This course is an intermediate-level two-day training course, designed for participants who are familiar with the principles of digital forensics and who are seeking to expand their knowledge base into deep iOS file system examinations.
In this course, students will learn about key artifacts available only to the file system level extractions and not available in traditional backup style acquisition methods. These artifacts include activity tracking points such as PowerLog and KnowledgeC as well as several sources of location data from the device. Students will learn about Apple’s security measures that are in place and discuss how they can impact acquiring different levels of file system extractions.
Several methods will be discussed to understand the pros and cons of using each of these methodologies appropriately. Magnet AXIOM will also be leveraged to learn how the iOS filesystem is structured, how to locate key data, and how artifacts are structured. In addition, students will learn about artifacts specific to the iOS full file system and its multiple levels of data protection. Third-party artifact analysis of several advanced, secure artifacts will be covered, including how the device keychain ties into these artifacts. A methodology will be discussed on how to conduct deep-level iOS examinations and how to understand specific operating system artifacts in context to show device interactions over time. Students will learn how to put someone behind a device physically interacting with it, and even sometimes where that device has been.
Because AX302 is an intermediate-level course, it is strongly recommended that students first complete Magnet AXIOM Examinations (AX200). AX200 will provide a thorough understanding of AXIOM that will help students focus on the cloud aspect of investigations in AX302.
MODULE 1: COURSE INTRODUCTION
MODULE 2: UNDERSTANDING IOS AND APPLE’S SECURITY
MODULE 3: DEVICE IMAGE TYPES & FILESYSTEM ACQUISITIONS
MODULE 4: IMPORTING DATA IN MAGNET AXIOM
MODULE 5: EXPLORING ARTIFACTS IN MAGNET AXIOM