Huawei Physical Extraction Method: Test Points

Huawei is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of mobile phones and other consumer electronics products. Huawei smartphones on Kirin chipsets require different extraction methods. One of those methods is through a physical extraction using test points. To perform a physical extraction on certain Huawei devices, test points must be…

Digital Forensics Software Helping Tackle Case Backlog

As digital technology continues to advance, law enforcement has also seen growth in criminal activity in the digital space. There has been so much growth that investigators are drowning in digital evidence generated by smartphones and other digital devices, while often lacking the resources needed to sort through it all.…

Get More from the Cloud: Health apps

With over 350,000 health apps available in major app stores, tracking fitness activity and logging health data has never been easier. According to a Pew Research Center study, 62% of smartphone users have used their devices to gather health-related information, while only 57% of users have utilized their devices for…

How to Extract Data Using the EDL (Emergency Download) Method

The EDL, emergency download mode, approach remains one of the successful physical approaches. The challenges that investigators typically face is the data protection on Android devices makes it difficult to access. For this reason, it is almost impossible to develop a single method of extraction and decryption from an Android…

Hex Search in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

Oxygen Forensic® Detective v.14.3 has introduced the ability to search by hex in file content during data import or in the Search section. Let’s have a closer look at this functionality. To start using this feature, switch to the Hex tab in the Search section. Here, users  can manually enter…