Sat Nav Forensics – Leading the Way in Satellite Navigation Analysis Sat Nav devices (otherwise known as SatNavs, Sat-Navs or satellite navigation systems) are in use in many types of vehicle for giving visual and verbal directions, and providing instantaneous journey information. By linking via Bluetooth to a mobile phone, the driver or passenger can make telephone calls, access their phone book, music library and other data. However, the use of GPS software is no longer restricted to simple car-windscreen Sat Nav units. Many vehicles have a sat nav built-in, and this may be tracking and recording journeys. Also many mobile phones and table computers have GPS capability which can be used with Sat Nav applications or other location-specific applications. What can be retrieved from satellite navigation devices? Analysis of satellite navigation systems can help in establishing locations that the user has expressed an interest in, and locations that they have travelled to. It is possible to extract complex data from sat nav units using specialised with digital forensic tools and techniques, and to present this in an easy-to-understand graphical format. It is important to carry out research and development to keep up-to-date with the latest releases in this constantly developing technology. A wide spectrum of sat nav brands can be analysed in the laboratories, with a range of turnaround times to suit client requirements. Below is a sample of the devices which can be analysed:
Automapa Becker Binatone Garmin iGO8 i-gotU MioMedion Navigon Navman
NMEA* Nokia PogoDrive RoadAngel Snooper TomTom RAC Route 66
What can be retrieved?
Recent destinations Saved favourite locations Details of journeys recorded by the device in the past Mobile phone details (if the device supports Bluetooth and provided a phone was connected to the Sat Nav device), which includes: o Phone calls made and received through the Sat Nav o List of contacts from the mobile phones o Details of the phone that was connected to the Sat Nav
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Sat Nav devices (otherwise known as SatNavs, Sat-Navs or satellite navigation systems) are in use in many types of vehicle for giving visual...