Mobile Phone Forensics

Ever needed to get at the data in a mobile phone to collect forensic evidence? Oxygen Forensic Suite 2 is a tool that can help you do that.

According to Oxygen Software, the tool "extracts all possible data from the device memory, including the SIM card, contacts list with all contact fields; incoming/outgoing/missed calls; receive and delivery reports log; GPRS traffic counters log; calendar events; SMS, MMS, E-mail messages; multimedia (photos, pictures, videos, melodies, text documents, applications); voice records; Life Blog. You can see the deleted messages that have not been written over. The amount of extracted data depends on the model of the phone. The software extracts data in the forensically sound manner without altering it in anyway so it can be presented as evidence in court."

The Oxygen Forensic Suite 2 works with more than 500 mobile devices including devices made by RIM (BlackBerry smartphones), Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, and Windows Mobile devices.

It's powerful, but not cheap. List price is $999 and it runs on modern versions of Windows. Check it out at the company's

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