BlackBag Technologies Announces BlackLight® 2013 R3 Cross-Platform Forensics Software Release

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Industry-leading Mac OS X, iOS, and Windows forensics software delivers significant speed improvements, new social media support, new in-app complex data interpreter, and improved import process management.

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As always, these new features are seamlessly integrated into the software, providing customers yet another powerful way to easily cull through massive amounts of data in a native and intuitive format.

BlackBag Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of forensic software and training solutions, announced today the immediate availability of BlackLight 2013 R3, the newest update to their comprehensive forensic analysis tool for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch), Mac OS X, and Windows. In addition to the numerous bug fixes and stability improvements, BlackLight 2013 R3 incorporates several new feature additions that have stemmed from a consistently insightful pipeline of customer feedback.

Key new features in R3 include:

◉ New Social Media View − Browse account, messaging, and activity data with BlackLight's newly-implemented support for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Foursquare

◉ New Locations View − Delve into GPS location data for check-ins from Foursquare and messaging from WhatsApp and Kik

◉ New Data Interpreter Window − Highlight encoded dates, times, or strings, and allow BlackLight to decode and display them instantly

◉ Additional Messaging App Support − Quickly obtain data for new customer-requested messaging apps like Kik, TextPlus, and TextFree, all of which are displayed using BlackLight's acclaimed
native messaging viewer

◉ Revamped Device Status Window − Easily oversee, pause, and restart processes on command for better and simpler device importing

This release represents an exciting next step in the evolution of BlackLight as the BlackBag development team continues to make essential performance enhancements and add exciting new features, all the while bolstering its core underlying architecture. As the proliferation of social media applications has infiltrated popular culture, understanding the data from these apps has become integral to an overwhelming number of investigations. BlackLight, perpetually committed to being as comprehensive a tool as possible, now offers investigators uniquely extensive social media analysis capabilities. As always, these new features are seamlessly integrated into the software, providing customers yet another powerful way to easily cull through massive amounts of data in a native and intuitive format.

BlackLight® was developed by veteran digital forensics experts as a comprehensive forensics software tool to help investigators conduct forensic examinations on Mac OS X and Windows computers, and iPhone and iPad devices. BlackLight is designed with both novice and advanced users in mind, offering a clean interface, easy navigation, and powerful advanced features. The BlackLight graphical user interface (GUI) was specifically designed to provide forensic examiners with robust capabilities and an intuitive and elegant user experience throughout all phases of a digital forensic investigation.

For more information about BlackLight 2013 R3, please visit Visit the BlackBag Technologies blog at to learn more about Mac OS X, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch digital forensics and BlackBag Technologies forensics software and training solutions. To schedule an online or on-site demonstration, please contact sales [at] blackbagtech [dot] com.

About BlackBag Technologies

BlackBag Technologies, Inc. provides digital forensics software, training, and select services solutions. BlackBag acknowledges the growing challenges faced by forensic examiners and legal professionals in the digital forensics field, and is dedicated to creating flexible and comprehensive tools capable of handling today's massive data sets and complex technologies. BlackBag serves a wide range of clients, including federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as leading private sector security, legal, and personnel professionals. Visit for more information.

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