BlackBag Technologies Announces BlackLight™ 2012 R4 Forensics Software Release

BlackBag Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of forensics software, training, and eDiscovery solutions, today announced the immediate availability of BlackLight 2012 R4, a comprehensive iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X forensic analysis tool. This latest release delivers intelligent and flexible features including automated VMware® virtual machine recognition and Time Machine support, and a new consolidated search and file filter tool that quickly pinpoints relevant evidence in massive data sets…New features include:

Skype Analysis – View Skype chat and voice communications. Sort evidence by Skype account name, participant, and other key application artifacts.

Side-by-side Evidence Analysis – Open multiple BlackLight window instances to simultaneously analyze and compare related evidence.

Consolidated Search and File Filter Tool – Pinpoint important evidence by applying advanced file filters to keyword searches.

Virtual Machine Support – VMware® virtual machine recognition and data processing.

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Time Machine Support – Seamless Time Machine (Time Capsule) data import and hard link resolution.

Secure USB Key Authorization – Zero-storage USB license key option to meet high-security environment needs.

iOS 6 and Mountain Lion Compatibility – Comprehensive iOS 6 and OS 10.8.2 Mountain Lion support and platform integration.

“BlackLight recently reached its two-year anniversary, and we are thrilled with how far the product has come in such a short period of time,” said Paul Jordan, Vice President of Corporate Development. “This release includes significant data import and processing speed improvements, and several new Mac OS X and iOS forensic analysis tools that uncover key social media evidence common to current-day digital forensic investigations.”

The BlackLight 2012 R4 Mac OS X and iOS analysis tools are now integrated, so investigators may use the same toolset to examine evidence regardless of device type or operating system.

“I am particularly excited about the Time Machine support included in this release,” said Derrick Donnelly, Chief Technology Officer. “Not all cases involve Time Machine backup evidence, but when they do, the recovered evidence is usually quite relevant to the investigation. Until now, importing Time Machine backup files and resolving associated hard links has been painfully complicated. BlackLight 2012 R4 simplifies this process.”

BlackLight was developed by leading Mac OS X and iOS forensic analysts as a comprehensive forensics software tool to help investigators conduct digital forensic examinations on Mac OS X computers, and iPhone and iPad devices. BlackLight™ is designed with both novice and advanced users in mind, and features a clean interface, easy navigation, and powerful advanced options. 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 2012 R4, please visit Visit the BlackBag Technologies blog at to learn more about Mac OS X, 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 Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPad forensics and eDiscovery 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 software, training, and professional service solutions. 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.

Special Note: The entire BlackBag team would like to extend well-wishes to our customers, colleagues, and others on the East Coast who are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts are with you all.


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