Cellebrite Announces New Blackberry® Decoding
Cellebrite, the leading developer and provider of mobile forensic solutions, today introduced support for BlackBerry via its latest software update.
The update comes following Apple’s September announcement of a record-breaking 5 million iPhone 5 sales worldwide, and as the “Jelly Bean” Android OS is pushed to many of the most popular Samsung Galaxy and Motorola Droid models.
Together with new decoding capabilities for deleted BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) messages and group chats, the update makes Cellebrite the only vendor in the mobile forensics industry to provide full extraction support for the three major smartphone operating systems.
Extended decoding for BlackBerry Messenger: group chats and deleted messages
Cellebrite is the only mobile forensics vendor to offer a complete image of BlackBerry NAND memory from devices running OS 4, 5, 6 and 7.
This release adds to that distinction with two new capabilities: the decoding of deleted BBM messages and BBM group chats, which can be crucial to establishing how suspects and/or victims knew and communicated with one another. Organised criminals in particular have relied on encrypted BBM communications to “hide” their activities from police.
“These technological advances affirm our commitment to deliver the most thorough data extraction capabilities for the newest, most popular, and widest range of mobile devices to our mobile forensics customers,” said Cellebrite Co-CEO Ron Serber. “They enable investigators to continue to be more flexible and responsive when investigating all different types of crimes. This responsiveness makes the legal process that much more efficient.”
The new capabilities are available immediately.