With data breaches, identity theft, and social sharing of personal information and content, awareness of personal privacy and security on mobile devices is growing. The onset of security apps for phones helps people feel proactive in safeguarding their privacy. Both security conscious users and nefarious actors have turned to both security apps and vault apps to protect their data These apps can be a trove of new content for investigators as they are used to hide illicit images or video. But there are other concerns that you as the examiner should be aware of as these apps often have other functionality.
Join Jessica Hyde, Director of Forensics at Magnet Forensics, for a look into vault and security apps with a focus on Cheetah Mobile apps including file managers, cleaning apps, private browsers and app locks. She will focus in on what type of artifact evidence apps like these can leave behind and what you should be aware of as an investigator when dealing with these apps.