Oxygen Software has updated Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012, the company’s flagship mobile forensic tool, adding forensic support for more applications. The newest release adds support for Google Chrome and Dolphin Web browsers as well as LinkedIn support. In addition, the new release of Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 adds the ability to parse WAL files storing temporary caches of mobile devices’ major databases.
According to Gartner, more than 45 billion mobile apps have been downloaded during the last year. Many applications keep sensitive user data in the phone, allowing forensic experts to access and analyze yet another source of information…With huge numbers of available applications, having forensic support for commonly used ones is extremely important for successful investigations. Oxygen remains committed to monitoring the mobile application market and adding forensic support for the most popular apps to its mobile forensic tool. This release adds support for three vastly popular apps used by millions customers throughout the world.
Dolphin and Google Chrome Support
Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 adds support for two popular mobile Web browsers: Dolphin (iOS) and Google Chrome (iOS/Android). Available to users of the Analyst edition, support for two of the most popular mobile Web browsers greatly extends the amount of information available to investigators.
In addition to extra Web browsers, the latest release of Oxygen’s mobile forensic suite adds support for LinkedIn, one of the most popular social networks targeted at business users. Available for iOS and Android devices, LinkedIn support allows investigators accessing data extracted from the corresponding mobile app and examine profiles, links, connections and communications between device owners and their LinkedIn contacts.
In addition to adding support for three more mobile applications, the latest release of Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 boosts the ability to parse write-ahead logs (WAL files) available in mobile devices. WAL databases keep temporary cache of information to be written to major databases of mobile devices. Information available from parsed WAL files includes contacts, messages and application data. The added WAL file support opens an opportunity for experts to gather complete and up-to-date user information from the mobile devices under analysis. WAL support is available for SQLite databases and sections data in Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012.
About Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012
Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 helps investigators and forensic specialists access and analyze data from a variety of mobile devices such as cell phones, smartphones, communicators, PDA and tablet PCs. Currently supporting more than 6,000 different models, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 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 the user 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. Timeline is now available for analyzing DMG images.
Another signature feature of Oxygen Forensic Suite allows investigators performing 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 Communication Statistics analysis tools allow investigators discover social connections between the users of multiple mobile devices. Calls, text messages and Skype conversations are analyzed to produce charts and tables revealing the users’ closest circle at a glance.
Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 guarantees zero-footprint operation, leaving no traces and making no modifications to the content of the devices, making it the tool of choice among government and law enforcement agencies, security services and forensic organizations in more than fifty countries.
About Oxygen Software
Founded in 2000, Oxygen Software offers the most advanced forensic data examination tools for smartphones and mobile devices. The company is dedicated in delivering the most universal forensic solution covering the widest range of mobile devices running Symbian, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iOS, and Android operating systems. As a result, Oxygen Forensic Suite receives great response at forensic conferences, exhibitions and trainings, and occupies a spot in the top of the list in relevant tests for extracting more data than competition.
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More information about the company and its forensic solutions is available at http://www.oxygen-forensic.com