[ISN] ‘Deleted’ Snapchat photos saved in phone data, can be examined as evidence

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=25106057 By Andrew Adams KSL.com May 8th, 2013 OREM — Not so fast, Snapchat. Those 10-seconds-or-less pictures appear to have a much longer life, deep inside of smartphones. Orem-based firm Decipher Forensics said it has derived a method to extract the supposedly no-longer-viewable images and pass them on to parents, lawyers and law enforcement. “The actual app is even saving the picture,” said Richard Hickman, a digital forensics examiner. “They claim that it’s deleted, and it’s not even deleted. It’s actually saved on the phone.” On average, he said, it takes about six hours, but most of the time is spent simply imaging the phone’s data. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org