A New Opening For Accessing iPhone Data

By: Joel Bollö, CEO of MSAB

The mobile forensic market is constantly changing, and changing rapidly. The latest example of that occurred very recently with the publication of a new exploit for the iPhone, the “checkm8” bootrom exploit.

The announcement of this exploit does not translate to having “instant access” to iPhones, but as a result, MSAB is confident that we will soon be able to offer our customers in law enforcement, intelligence, defense and other sectors new unrestricted capabilities to access iPhone data.

It is exciting for us that we will be able to offer the digital forensic community this and other new and improved capabilities, both for iPhone and Android-based platforms.


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This development also highlights the fact that it is not only the unlocking of digital devices that constitutes our market. It is also to get the relevant data, and to analyze and understand what the information is all about.

There is no single mobile forensic technology solution that can do everything, so as a customer you should choose a range of tools that deliver the most value and capabilities over time.

That’s what we at MSAB are working to deliver. We have been in the industry longer than any other active company today. We shipped our first XRY system in 2002, and our customers have been successfully using XRY every year since then.

It is an exciting time. We will keep you updated on our progress. If you have any more detailed questions regarding MSAB and our capabilities, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Find the most recent posts https://www.msab.com/blog

About The Author

For over two decades, Joel Bollö has served as an entrepreneur, innovator and leader of a number of successful global technology ventures.

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Looking ahead, Alan mentions MSAB's new CEO and hints at some exciting developments coming down the pipeline. He spotlights recent enhancements to XEC Director's speed and database functionality for managing large estates of networked Kiosks. Alan also plugs the new XEC Director training he created to help users fully leverage the platform's capabilities.

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Alan Platt, Professional Services Consultant at MSAB, discusses his experience as a former UK police officer working in digital forensics. He talks about the different levels of digital forensics capabilities within police forces and how MSAB products like XAMN and XEC Director are used by frontline officers versus lab analysts.

The discussion covers how MSAB partners with law enforcement to develop custom workflows for mobile device acquisitions that facilitate ISO compliance. Alan explains MSAB's managed service offering, where approved MSAB staff can remotely access a customer's XEC Director server to assist with software updates and troubleshooting. He emphasizes the strict data segregation policies enforced by customers to prevent MSAB from accessing any sensitive case data.

Looking ahead, Alan mentions MSAB's new CEO and hints at some exciting developments coming down the pipeline. He spotlights recent enhancements to XEC Director's speed and database functionality for managing large estates of networked Kiosks. Alan also plugs the new XEC Director training he created to help users fully leverage the platform's capabilities.

00:00 – Introduction to Alan Platt
07:00 – Training
12:00 – Workflows
17:20 – Ensuring a secure environment
19:45 – Customer training
20:35 – Helping customers comply with ISO accreditation
25:00 – Validation and verification
27:30 – ISO standards
30:00 – MSAB’s pipeline plans
32:40 – XEC Director
43:45 – Privacy of user data

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