Emerging Risks and Criminal Investigation of 3G “Smart Phones”

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Jahankhani, Hamid and Meal, Richard G. 2006. Emerging Risks and Criminal Investigation of 3G “Smart Phones”. ’ Proceedings of the AC&T, pp. 35-41
AuthorsJahankhani, Hamid and Meal, Richard G.
TypeConference paper

The ever increasing use of the mobile devises in particular smart phones means a new
concern for security threats. Smart phone capabilities are because of Enhanced Data Rates for Global
Evolution (EDGE) platform which delivers up to 7 times faster than a normal 56K Modem. The
capability of 3G mobile telephone devices makes their use of value to the criminal community as a
data terminal in the facilitation of organised crime or terrorism. The effective targeting of these
devices from criminal and security intelligence perspectives and subsequent detailed forensic
examination of the targeted device will significantly enhance the evidence available to the law
enforcement community. This Paper is a technical overview of the structure and capability of the 3G
networks and how the network services may be exploited by a criminal or (organised) group of

Keywordssmart phones; 3G networks; organised crime; exploitation of network services
Conference’ Proceedings of the AC&T, pp
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Deposited09 Jun 2010
Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/act/proceedings/documents/ACT06Proceeding.pdf
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Jahankhani, H; Meal, R.G. (2006) ‘Emerging Risks and Criminal Investigation of 3G “Smart Phones”’ Proceedings of the AC&T, pp.35-41..

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