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June 10, 2014

MSAB XRY Version 6.0 to Support Wide Array of Apps

Thanks to the sensational Oscar Pistorius Trial case, half of the world is now acquainted with XRY. XRY is a mobile forensic tool that has recently been used to bring South African track star Oscar Pistorius to book for murdering his girl friend Reeva. XRY from MSAB performs forensically sound digital extractions of data from mobile devices. In Pistorius trial case, XRY has helped South African police to access some 35,000 pages of whatsApp messages between the couple. And one of the messages clearly   revealed that Reeva Steenkamp was 'scared' of her Paralympian boyfriend.

Earlier the tool has been used to collect data to help build a case against a City Councilman in a minor-abuse case. In fact XRY has been successfully used in courts of over 60 countries around the world to unmask the criminals.

This useful tool is now even smarter, thanks to the release of version 6.0. In a news statement, the makers of the platform said that in its version 6.10, XRY is more powerful, boasts more features and offers broader interoperability. In its latest version XRY also offers smartphone app support.

With XRY version 6.0, law enforcement officials will be able to access 12,415 device profiles. In a mobile app-driven world, the users often find it intriguing to keep pace with the latest versions of the applications they are using. As for example, many forensic tools claim to cover applications such as Facebook (News - Alert). But in the absence of any up gradation, they fail to provide support for the latest generation of applications.

But the users of XRY are not likely to be bogged down by this kind of predicament, as the new generation of XRY has been designed to keep pace with the latest versions of social media/ texting and other applications and new technologies in the personal device marketplace.

No wonder, MSAB’s XRY platform has played a key role in law enforcement’s efforts to screw up the hardened criminals in a variety of crimes including narcotics trafficking, gang violence and child abuse in various forms. In a number of cases, XRY has been leveraged by the law enforcement department for collecting evidence and build case against the suspects.

The XRY tool has been designed to extract data from the most advanced smartphones and mobile devices, including cell phones, tablets, portable GPS units, SIM cards, and memory cards. The evidence collected by XRY includes contacts, phone numbers, call logs, text messages, social network app data, location data, pictures, videos, and voice messages including files that have been deleted. 

XRY proved especially helpful in addressing crimes against children and drug enforcement, Computer Crime Labs / Digital Forensics Labs, Regional Computer Forensic Labs (RCFL’s), and Fusion Centers.  It is also widely used by a government, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and military.

“This latest version was driven by the evolving needs of law enforcement and direct feedback from the field, we feel the latest XRY platform provides our customers with a unique and powerful tool, that will be a real game changer,” CEO of MSAB Joel Bollö pointed out.  

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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