BlackBag Technologies is proud to release Mobilyze 2018 R2 with additional iOS and Android support. Mobilyze makes triaging mobile devices easy with an interface that lets you go straight from acquisition to a well-formatted report. Sometimes small adjustments need to be made though before reporting, like when the device is set to a different time zone. BlackBag’s latest release includes the ability to update timezones as well as features geared to make investigators lives easier.
Mobilyze 2018 R2 now supports iOS 12.0 and displays HEIC images and HEVC videos, used by Apple for live pictures and videos. For Android, group message support for Samsung devices has also been added. For additional iOS updates and more information about the release see the Top New Feature Highlights below.
Apple’s fall OS update for iOS 12.0 has been released and Mobilyze now supports gathering call history, messages, and additional user data. Mobilyze now allows users to view the most recent and common types of pictures and video formats created by iOS devices: HEIC and HEVC. Also, with this release, users can now view Safari and Chrome Open Pages. Finally, examiners can see if users marked an image as hidden with the iOS photo hidden metadata flag.
Mobilyze now offers users an easy way to set a time zone for a device. By default, Mobilyze will use the time zone the examiner machine is set to. On the Device view, users can easily choose from a drop-down which time zone they want the times for the device to display and show in the report.
Mobile devices with the Android OS can choose how to store text messages independently. In addition to text applications, messages between groups of users are stored in different areas for Samsung devices than on say LG devices. Mobilyze now supports parsing from additional locations for message data in the latest release. When reviewing messages, users can choose to see the conversation in List View, similar to Microsoft Excel or Conversation View, shown more like the back and forth bubble message view.
As computers have added resources, including large memory capabilities, the operating system has needed the ability to take advantage of those resources. Most systems are now 64 bit, and when combined with 64-bit applications users can best take advantage of these resources. Mobilyze now ships as a 64-bit application only.
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