Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014: Data Acquisition from My Windows Phone

Oxygen Forensics has updated its flagship mobile evidence discovery solution, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014, enabling data acquisition from My Windows Phone cloud. The new release enables investigators to acquire the content of Windows Phone mobile devices stored in Windows cloud (login and password required).

The addition of data acquisition from My Windows Phone Cloud expands the list of available data sources in Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014. While the original Windows Live account credentials are required to have an access to the content from the cloud service, Oxygen Forensics becomes the industry first to acquire contacts and messages of Windows Phone devices.Remote Data Acquisition via My Windows Phone

The latest release of Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 enables remote data acquisition of mobile devices running on the popular Windows Phone platform. The acquisition technology has been licensed from ElcomSoft Co. Ltd., making Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 the first analytic package on the market to receive remote access to information contained in My Windows Phone (previously Windows Phone Live) cloud. The original Windows Live account credentials are required to obtain information from the cloud. However, physical access to the original Windows Phone device is not needed. Available data includes contacts, messages and general device information.

Even having the correct My Windows Phone credentials, experts who are not equipped with Oxygen Forensic Suite will be unable to access most information stored in the cloud. My Windows Phone cloud stores information in a complex format, making manual forensic analysis of this data complicated and practically unfeasible. On the other hand, Oxygen Forensic Suite will extract, parse and classify every bit of user data stored in the cloud.

The addition of My Windows Phone Cloud to the list of available data sources enables the users of Oxygen Forensic Suite to do the following:

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• Acquire information stored in My Windows Phone accounts directly (login and password required)
• Physical Windows Phone device is not required to acquire or decrypt the data
• Acquire and parse Contacts and Messages
• Use all the powerful analytic features available in Oxygen Forensic Suite including the Timeline and Links & Stats

Remote acquisition of Windows Phone devices is yet another technology licensed by Oxygen Forensics from its long-time partner, ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. Less than a month ago, Oxygen Forensics implemented full acquisition and analytic support for encrypted BlackBerry 10 backups produced with BlackBerry Link. The acquisition technology was also licensed from ElcomSoft as part of a long-standing relationship between the two companies. The partnership helps Oxygen Forensics secure technological leadership in the area of mobile forensics, acquiring information from more data sources than any single competitor.

About My Windows Phone (Windows Phone Live)

My Windows Phone (previously Windows Phone Live) is an online cloud service provided by Microsoft and enabling Windows Phone users to remotely locate their devices, manage applications, and backup and share pictures, documents, contacts and text messages across all registered Windows Phone devices. Valid account credentials (Windows Live ID and password) are required to make use of the service.

My Windows Phone provides Windows Phone users a free cloud backup with automated wireless synchronization for essential data stored in the device. Users can backup, manage and synchronize between multiple devices various information such as contacts, appointments, pictures, documents, text messages etc. via a password protected online portal. Access to My Windows Phone is available through Microsoft single sign-in service via Windows Live account.

While third-party solutions offered the ability to download media files (pictures and videos) from Windows Live, Oxygen Forensic Suite becomes industry-first software to provide forensic access to information stored in My Windows Phone accounts.

About Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014

Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 helps investigators and forensic specialists access and analyze data from a variety of mobile devices such as cell phones, smartphones and tablet PCs. Currently supporting more than 8,000 different models, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 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 one or several users 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.

Another signature feature of Oxygen Forensic Suite allows investigators to perform 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 various messengers’ conversations are analyzed to produce charts and tables revealing the users’ closest circle at a glance.

Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 guarantees zero-footprint operation, leaving no traces and making no modifications to the content of the devices. This makes it the tool of choice among government and law enforcement agencies, security services, and forensic organizations in more than fifty countries.

About Oxygen Forensics, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Oxygen Forensics is the worldwide leading maker of the advanced forensic data examination tools for smartphones and other mobile devices. The company is dedicated to delivering the most universal forensic solution covering the widest range of mobile devices running Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Symbian and other operating systems. Law enforcement and government agencies, institutions, corporations and private investigators, help desk personnel and thousands of private consumers rely on Oxygen Forensics products to ensure evidence availability in the event of mobile device data analysis and recovery. Oxygen Forensics customers include various US and European federal and state agencies such as the IRS, US Army, US Department of Defense (DOD), US Department of Justice, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Transportation, US Postal Service, US Supreme Court, European Commission, London Metropolitan Police, French National Police and Gendarmerie, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and many others. As a result, Oxygen Forensic Suite receives great response at forensic conferences, exhibitions and trainings, and occupies a spot on the top of the list in relevant tests for extracting more data than competitors.

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More information about Oxygen Forensics and its forensic solutions is available at www.oxygen-forensic.com

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