digital forensics expert
has warned that security features on Apple's iPhone were proving a boon for
The head of the Serious Fraud Office digital forensics unit Keith
Foggon said the ability to remotely wipe the iPhone could be exploited by
lawbreakers. He said that since the 3G iPhone was new there were not many
tools for dealing with it and it can be remotely wiped.
confiscate a criminal's iPhone only to find that when they have taken it to the
station for a rigorous checking someone has called the phone and wiped all the
evidence. Foggon said that for this reason coppers isolate the devices
immediately and never reconnect them to any network.
He said that the shift
away from PCs towards mobile devices is posing an increasing headache for the
digital forensics teams.