The goal of the mobile and multimedia forensics course is to prepare students to recognize and use different techniques for manipulating multimedia data.


  1. Introduction to Mobile Forensics
  2. Introduction to Multimedia Forensics
  3. Examination stages, computer components
  4. Data storage and data management, data acquisition, recovery and deriving evidence
  5. Mobile computing and communication devices in digital forensics
  6. Data retrieval, analysis and deriving evidence
  7. SIM concepts
  8. Properties of Multimedia
  9. Multimedia data analysis
  10. Multimedia Device fingerprints
  11. Watermarking Concepts – part 1
  12. Watermarking Concepts – part 2

Labs and projects

  1. Android environment preparation, ADB
  2. Retrieving data, data analysis, deriving evidence
  3. Performing multimedia data analysis
  4. Image Watermarking and Super-resolution Tools


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