OWASP iOSForensic – Forensic Analysis

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At times, you need a tool to conduct
the forensics analysis; in order to investigate and recover the
information found in digital devices. The tool and method is totally
depends on the nature of the test and the objective of the forensic
analysis, however security analyst and developers have created
designated tools for every platform (OS, Application etc).

IOSForensic is a python script that has
been written by OWASP, it help in forensic analysis on iOS. It get
files, logs, extract sqlite3 databases and uncompress .plist files in
OWASP iOSForensic is free to use. It is
licensed under the GNU GPL v3 License, so you can copy, distribute
and transmit the work, and you can adapt it, and use it commercially,
but all provided that you attribute the work and if you alter,
transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting
work only under the same or similar license to this one.



  • OpenSSH
  • sshpass
  • sqlite3
  • python >= 2.6
  • Python-magic
  • plistutil


  • a jailbroken device
  • OpenSSH
  • syslogd to /var/log/syslog (it’s the name of the application, restart your phone after install)
  • wifi ON
  • on some firmware, usb connection needed

How to use


  • -h –help : show help message
  • -a –about : show informations
  • -v –verbose : verbose mode
  • -i –ip : local ip address of the iOS terminal
  • -p –port : ssh port of the iOS terminal (default 22)
  • -P –password : root password of the iOS terminal (default alpine)


./iOSForensic.py -i -p 1337 -P pwd MyApp.app angry MyApp2

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