Criminals Using Latest iPhone®, BlackBerry® and Android™ Models are No Longer Safe from Conviction with Enhanced Mobile Forensic Technology
PETAH TIKVA, Israel, October 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Cellebrite, the leading provider of mobile forensic solutions, has today introduced advanced technology which can successfully extract deleted and existing or hidden data from iPhone 5, iOS 6, Android 4.1, and BlackBerry devices. This technological advance means that police forces can obtain even more forensic data, as part of criminal investigations from the newest model smartphones and platforms.
A forced alibi, the plotting of crimes and even GEO-location data stored on any phone can now be retrieved from the mobile's memory and used as evidence in the court of law. The update makes Cellebrite the only vendor in the mobile forensics industry to provide full extraction support for the three major smartphone operating systems.
The enhanced support offered by Cellebrite includes:
- the decoding of deleted BlackBerry Messenger messages and group chats
- full physical extraction of iOS 6 Data - software which was launched by Apple in September 2012
- the extraction of all hidden and deleted data from devices running Samsung's Jelly Bean OS, as well as the bypass of pattern, PIN, or passcode locks on supported Android devices
Cellebrite Co-CEO Ron Serber commented, "This new technology offers our mobile forensics customers the most thorough data extraction capabilities for the newest, most popular, and widest range of mobile devices. It enables investigators to continue to be more flexible and responsive when investigating all types of crimes, and in turn makes the legal process much more efficient."
Cellebrite's technology is used by a number of police forces and military departments in the UK and worldwide. Cindy Murphy, a detective with the Madison (WI) Police Department in the US, said, "Sales of so many iPhones, and new shipments of Android devices with the 4.1 OS, increase the likelihood that investigators will encounter these devices. The prevalence of these next generation smartphones, with their rich variety of data, means that mobile forensics tools must be able to recover everything that can have evidentiary value in our investigations.
"Cellebrite's latest release gives us that capability and supports the most forensically sound process, so that we can make better cases no matter how criminals use smartphone technology."
Cellebrite's UFED provides cutting-edge solutions for physical, logical and file system extraction of data and passwords from thousands of legacy and feature phones, smartphones , portable GPS devices, and tablets with ground-breaking physical extraction capabilities for the world's most popular platforms - BlackBerry®, iOS, Android, Nokia, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Palm and more.
The extraction of vital evidentiary data includes call logs, phonebook, text messages (SMS), pictures, videos, audio files, ESN IMEI, ICCID and IMSI information and more.
Founded in 1999, Cellebrite is a global company known for its technological breakthroughs in the cellular industry. A world leader and authority in mobile data technology, Cellebrite established its mobile forensics division in 2007, with the Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED). Cellebrite's range of mobile forensic products, UFED Series, enable the bit-for-bit extraction and in-depth decoding and analysis of data from thousands of mobile devices, including feature phones, smartphones, portable GPS devices, tablets and phones manufactured with Chinese chipsets.
Cellebrite's UFED Series is the prime choice of forensic specialists in law enforcement, military, intelligence, corporate security and eDiscovery agencies in more than 60 countries.
Cellebrite is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sun Corporation, a listed Japanese company (6736/JQ).