Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 Breaks Into BlackBerry 10 Backups

Oxygen Forensics updates its flagship mobile evidence discovery solution, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014, adding forensic analysis support for BlackBerry 10 backups. The new release enables investigators to seamlessly process encrypted BlackBerry 10 backups, extract and analyze information contained in these files.

The addition of BlackBerry 10 backups to the list of supported data sources enables forensic experts analyze information stored in last-generation BlackBerry devices. Oxygen Forensics becomes industry-first company to decrypt and analyze the content of the BlackBerry 10 backup with a known password.

Decrypting and Parsing BlackBerry 10 Backups

The latest release of Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 now includes support for BlackBerry 10 backups, implementing built-in decryption, extraction, parsing and analysis of information contained in encrypted backups. The decryption technology has been licensed from ElcomSoft Co. Ltd., making Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 the first analytic package on the market to receive access to information contained in BlackBerry 10 devices.

The decryption of offline backups produced with BlackBerry 10 devices does not require the use of the actual mobile device. Instead, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 makes use of backup files stored on a computer with which the BlackBerry 10 device has been synchronized. In order to decrypt the backup, the original BlackBerry account password is required.

BlackBerry 10 Analytic Support

Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 extracts all information from BlackBerry 10 backups, and parses data contained in Contacts, Messages, Calls and the file system. For data obtained from these sections, the tool can recover deleted entries, enabling the recovery of cleared call logs, message lists and so on.

In addition, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 reads the list of installed applications as well as the corresponding application data files. Supporting a huge application database, the tool can parse and process information contained in application data files produced by a large number of mobile apps.

Support for additional types of data available in BlackBerry 10 backups is coming soon.

Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 includes full analytic support for information obtained from BlackBerry 10 backups including the company’s signature Timeline and Links & Stats analysis. The Timeline section implements convenient, single-view access to all user and system activities arranged by date and time. Investigators can track call logs, view conversations and see other types of activities performed by the user during a specified period of time.

The Links and Stats section allows investigators reveal social connections between the user of a mobile device being analyzed and their contacts. This section automatically analyzes calls, text, multimedia and e-mail messages, instant messages, chats, social network communications and a variety of other communication activities occurring in all relevant applications supported by Oxygen Forensic Suite.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]PR Newswire