You may have seen reports in the media recently, such as this MSNBC report highlighting the practice by police of extracting data from the cellphones of innocent civilians. While we’re not going to discuss the political or legal aspects of this practice, from a hacker perspective it’s interesting to know what type of tools and equipment are being used. (After all, whether you’re Arduino or PIC, Propeller or CPLD, we all carry cellphones.)
Cellebrite, Inc., is an example of one of the companies producing the types of data extraction devices noted so far. Here’s a link to the corporate page for the Universal Forensics Extraction Device (UFED). Their support page has some interesting docs to download! Don’t forget to view their library of instructional videos. You may want to see if your phone is on this list of phones vulnerable to UFED.