NIST Studies PDA Forensic Software

    Date29 Sep 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued its assessment of forensic software designed to obtain data from seized handheld devices. The study looked at personal data assistants using the Linux , Palm and Pocket PC operating systems. It tested a variety of different models of PDAs using a standard scenario. . . . The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued its assessment of forensic software designed to obtain data from seized handheld devices. The study looked at personal data assistants using the Linux , Palm and Pocket PC operating systems. It tested a variety of different models of PDAs using a standard scenario.

    The researchers sought to determine if the tools could recover calendar, contact and task list information, even if it had been deleted. They also wanted to know if it was possible to obtain the user's password and gain access to the PDA's contents.

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