The International Journal of Digital Forensics and Incident Response has formally accepted and published my paper titled Identifying Back Doors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices. This paper is a compendium of services and mechanisms used by many law enforcement agencies and in open source, of modern forensic techniques to create a forensic copy of personal data from iOS devices. It also covers existing mechanisms designed for enterprises, such as fingerprint and PIN bypasses, which could potentially be misappropriated for surveillance of a target, if provided with the right technical capabilities.
Note: I don’t make any money off of this paper; the journal itself charges for copies of all of its papers, but unless they haven’t told me something, the author doesn’t make any commission. I wrote this strictly for the endeavor of science and knowledge.