GPS forensics is still the new baby of mobile phone forensics and yet it has already provided a very promising and powerful potential in aiding the field of digital forensics. This new development has proven that the law has utilized the benefits provided by technology which has been long practiced by criminals and other unlawful parties. Since most smart phones do have a chip meant as a GPS transponder, mobile phone forensics has put this opportunity to good use by setting relevant tools and techniques to track GPS devices so as to possibly monitor any crime related incidence and also be able to retrieve significant data which can be held as important evidence before the court.
How, you may ask, can Linux forensics provide substantial evidence before the court by a mere location tracker feature? A lot, actually. Linux forensics is able to extract from a particular mobile device its location so as to determine and establish the sequence of events leading to the said crime. It can recreate and even trace the trail in which the crime is being done, before, during and after it has happened. This can indeed provide evidentiary data before the court which would contradict or corroborate the statement of the alleged perpetrator thus leading to a possible verdict of the case.
The software and acquisition tool developed in Linux forensics may be able to retrieve very significant information out of the mobile devices through their GPS feature. This, of course, is highly dependent on the mobile phone’s make or manufacturer and it Linux forensics is able to get past this barricade, it can uncover valuable information which may be related to the case such as stored location, call logs, security location, the locations of all incoming and outgoing text messages and more. Linux forensics has that power to recover even deleted files, data, or any digital records through their software program.
Because of Linux forensics, criminals can be apprehended with less hassle especially if they plan to track their potential victim or target and make their whole criminal modus operandi around that element through a GPS system. A GPS device may have benefited both the good and the evil but hopefully, the solutions offered by Linux forensics may be proven very important to outwit the negative elements in our society. In fact, it is also proven to be very beneficial in other related cases such as aiding traffic cases and insurance cases.
The increasing utilization of tracking navigation as being the core elemental feature in most digital devices is indeed a plus benefit for Linux forensics. The law does not really need to force criminals to spill out the beans when Linux forensics will do that for them. It can easily acquire, retrieve, examine and analyze any criminal related activities through the GPS devices. Such may be proven useful as evidentiary data which may make or break the case! This can be the most convenient way to solve any high profile crimes which also uses technology to their advantage.