Are text messages that are ever really deleted?

Опубликованно 11.03.2018 15:14

Are text messages that are ever really deleted?

Like most things with technology, it cannot simply be answered with Yes or no.

To retrieve the texts, the need to get away "missing," the access to the device significantly aids in the recovery, even if the messages were deleted from the phone, after

Trent Leavitt, manager, computer-to-Decipher forensic, forensics, said, it all depends on the brand and model of the device.

"You could talk about two different Android phones with different model numbers," Leavitt told Fox News. “When the phone is available and you are able to, in the phone, there is always a chance for you to recover deleted text messages. Always the texts that you want to, that is in the air. If you are looking to recover deleted data, we are at the mercy of what is left on the device."

He gave the example of a Samsung Galaxy S5, of which there are several different makes. The plays a role, whether the data can be extracted from the phone.

Leavitt found that iPhones are harder to get than in Android devices, adding that there are only a few companies that break into iPhones, but the recovery of deleted texts is easier on an iPhone than an Android because the "iPhone database keeps on deleted texts, longer than Android has."

Decipher Forensics is a computer forensics firm digital forensics, eDiscovery and complex data-recovery services. Decipher Forensics was recently bought by EideBailly, a regional certified public accounting and business consulting firm located in Fargo, North Dakota.

A Senior justice Ministry official, stressed to Fox News that the text messages were never "uploaded never on the server" and never were in the DOJ\'s possession, and then lost or misplaced.

The FBI has said it was a technical glitch and Verizon or Samsung can be brought into the mix in order to facilitate the investigation.

"We believe that the Samsung devices are not the cause of the problem," a Samsung spokesperson told Fox News, adding that the company "will cooperate fully with an investigation."

On Tuesday, President Trump the lack of news described as "one of the biggest stories in a long time."

Mobile phones are harder to get to than Android devices.


Even if a device is present, can be deleted from a text, especially on an iPhone. When a device is reset to factory setting, will remove all data from the phone.

To do this, go to settings > General > > all content and settings reset > Erase iPhone > Erase iPhone (this is the second time).

There are similar steps that can be taken for an Android device, according to

It may be possible to access deleted texts from carriers such as AT & T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, but all the data, including law enforcement authorities, have to ask for it quickly. The four major Telecom providers keep the data for a few days, and some don\'t even hold it all, the


In the past, law enforcement authorities have mixed success, to access deleted texts have had, thanks to Cellebrite, an Israeli company that manufactures data extraction, transfer and analysis devices for cell phones and mobile devices.

Cellebrite, a subsidiary of the Japanese Sun Corporation, it was supposedly used (but never confirmed) by the FBI access to the iPhone by Syed Rizwan Farook, the main culprit in 2015 in San Bernardino shooting that left 14 people killed and 22 others seriously injured.

If the device is destroyed or cannot be found, Leavitt noted, it is much more difficult than if the device is present.

"If the device can not be found, search for backup to iCloud or backup to the PC, and then sometimes these backups will be encrypted, and the encryption must be broken," he said.

If a device is destroyed, the companies use what is known as the off-chip forensics, you will get access to the phone\'s NAND chip, the data that are needed. "This is called parsing, and can be used to extract things like apps, photos, videos, and texts," Leavitt said, before warning that it is, all depending on the brand and model of the phone.

This article first appeared at Fox News.

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