Pakistan’s Babar Iqbal sets new record in the field of Digital Forensic Science


Dera Ismail Khan: A 14-year-old Pakistan youth Babar Iqbal, who had already set four world records in the field of computer science  has now set a new record,  publishing  his first Digital Forensic Science research paper discussing new method of Apple iDevice Forensics (iPhone, iPod, iPad).

The research has been accepted by 8th IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology  IIT’. The Pakistani boy  has been invited for presentation in the above stated conference.

According to report, this method is unique, unlike the previous techniques and does not require jailbreaking process and takes less than 30 minutes to image the iDevice.

This new method can be used by law enforcement agencies to obtain valuable digital forensic evidence such as User Contacts, Call Logs, Emails, Messages, User Photos & Videos, Documents, GPS information and Cellphone tower logs.

Cellphone tower logs can also be used to triangulate location of device at certain point in time.

Digital Forensic Science (DFS) is the use of scientifically derived and proven methods toward the preservation, collection, validation, identification, analysis, interpretation, documentation and presentation of digital evidence derived from digital sources for the purpose of facilitating or furthering the reconstruction of events found to be criminal, or helping to anticipate unauthorized actions shown to be disruptive to planned operation.

 Jailbreaking, is the process of removing the limitations imposed by Apple on devices running the iOS operating system through use of custom kernels. Such devices include the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and 2nd Gen Apple TV.

Earlier, Babar had set up four world records including Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the age of 9 years, Youngest Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) at the age of 9 years, Youngest Certified Web Professional Associate (CIWA) at the age of 10 years and Youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) at the age of 12 in Dubai.


  1. Briliat dear baber brO Ap jese ki waja se pakistan zinda hai warna zardari tu kab kah ham logo ko marde 🙁

  2. Very impressive. They’ll use the last paper to imrove the Apple locks. Nothing else. Won’t pay him. If someone hires him they’ll make an awful amount of money. He’ll get nothing except certificates. And he won’t make the papers into any practical usage. His papers are being sent to Microsoft who give NOTHING practically except ” OH WOW YOU”RE RECOGNIZED WE APPRECIATE YOUR TALENT” and here’s the certificate… And all who get reward are the back-benchers who are getting into politics. Who are getting a whole lot of fame, name, money, reward due to NOTHING… This boy will also do typically nothing else except writing papers I’m sure sadly enough.. The Boy needs a forum and we don’t have it…!! We have tug of war between bunch of oppertunistic corrupt leaders so called Politicians making family money from Pakistani Assets taxes and illegal ways..!! common ppl and geniuses will be sufferers.. Because the ignoble and the duffers are leading us.. Every single politician is hungry for an applaud of their each and every sentence that they’ve uttered, irrespective of any single service that they have provided. (of-cource exceptions are there but if seen through a microscope) A lot of youth’s potential is going waste…