Moscow, Russia (PRWEB) February 21, 2013
Oxygen Software updates its flagship mobile forensic product, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2013, to version 5.1, making it easier to connect and acquire many types of mobile phones and greatly improving startup times and acquisition speeds. The tool gains support for Android 4.x backups, and integrates with Passware Forensic Kit for recovering passwords to many types of files.
Mobile Phone Acquisition Made Easier
The new release of Oxygen’s flagship mobile forensic tool makes it far easier to connect and acquire communication devices such as mobile phones, smartphones and tablets. The new Oxygen Forensic (tm) Extractor integrates connection, acquisition and backup extraction functionality into a single convenient tool. The new version launches quickly, and gives forensic experts a word of advice if an attempt to connect the device was unsuccessful. Connection and acquisition tips will help users avoid common connectivity and extraction problems without spending hours reading the manual.
Enhanced Manual Selection
Manual device selection mode is made faster and simpler, allowing forensic experts to override automatically selected models with devices from the list. The updated device detection method now allows automatic device connection or manual override. In auto mode, the tool will automatically detect and select the device attached with a cable. If, however, there is a better match for a particular device, the manual mode offers a selection of device models and connection types that are available for those models.
Android 4.x Backup Import
Oxygen Forensic Suite 2013 v5.1 adds the ability to import offline backups created with Android 4.x. The ability to analyze offline backups in addition to device analysis opens new possibilities of forensic examination. The tool supports plain and encrypted *.ab backups created with the help of ADB. Encrypted backups are supported if the correct password is known. Android backup analysis gives investigators access to the phone’s address book, messages, calendar, event log, file browser, application list, Skype activities, and so on.
Automatic Password Recovery with Passware Forensic Kit
Oxygen Forensic Suite 2013 v5.1 can now integrate with Passware Forensic Kit, a tool for recovering passwords to many types of files. The newly added integration provides the ability to recover passwords for non-jailbroken iOS devices and iTunes backups using Passware Forensic Kit. Passware Forensic Kit software must be installed in addition to Oxygen Forensic Suite in order to enable this feature.
Oxygen Forensic Suite 2013 helps investigators and forensic specialists access and analyze data from a variety of mobile devices such as cell phones, smartphones, communicators, PDA and tablet PCs. Currently supporting more than 6,500 different models, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2013 covers the widest range of mobile devices compared to competition, and allows fully automated acquisition and analysis of supported devices.
The unique Timeline feature offers convenient, single-place access to all activities and movements performed by the user arranged by date and time. Investigators can track user location at every moment, build and map their historic routes, and clearly see all activities performed by the user at each location. Timeline is now available for analyzing DMG images.
Another signature feature of Oxygen Forensic Suite allows investigators performing a global search on all devices ever analyzed with the toolkit. The global search quickly reveals any connections (e.g. common contacts, exchanged calls, texts or emails) between the phone owners.
Oxygen’s statistical analysis tools allow investigators discover social connections between the users of multiple mobile devices. Calls, text messages and Skype conversations are analyzed to produce charts and tables revealing the users’ closest circle at a glance.
Oxygen Forensic Suite 2013 guarantees zero-footprint operation, leaving no traces and making no modifications to the content of the devices, making it the tool of choice among government and law enforcement agencies, security services and forensic organizations in more than fifty countries.
About Oxygen Software
Founded in 2000, Oxygen Software offers the most advanced forensic data examination tools for smartphones and mobile devices. The company is dedicated in delivering the most universal forensic solution covering the widest range of mobile devices running Symbian, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iOS, and Android operating systems. As a result, Oxygen Forensic Suite receives great response at forensic conferences, exhibitions and trainings, and occupies a spot in the top of the list in relevant tests for extracting more data than competitors.
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More information about the company and its forensic solutions is available at http://www.oxygen-forensic.com