NowSecure, which offers a range of powerful tools to help developers, corporations and consumers improve the security of mobile devices and apps, today announces a major upgrade to its NowSecure Forensics» tool, adding support for iOS devices as well as other powerful features.
NowSecure Forensics was created to offer forensically sound, guided data acquisitions to professionals in law enforcement, military, intelligence and corporate security. The tool can quickly root devices, bypass keylocks, decode third-party application data, recover deleted SMS messages, contacts and call logs and more. NowSecure Forensics offers:
- Full physical, filesystem, backup, and logical acquisitions
- Automated temporary root methods for Android devices
- Pattern, pin, password, and gesture lock bypass
- Automated data parsing and report generation
- Third-party app support, including Facebook, Outlook.com, Snapchat, and Twitter
- Built in sqlite and hex viewers enable further investigation
- Deleted data recovery and processing
Version 3.0 also adds several features requested by customers including iOS support as well as support for the Towelroot Android root exploit, so that virtually any Android device can be easily rooted without leaving the tool. (Note – customers must download and import Towelroot into NowSecure Forensics).
ñWith this new version of NowSecure Forensics, public and private sector security professionals can retrieve valuable data from mobile devices more quickly and easily than ever before – even previously deleted data on a locked device is not out of reach,î explained NowSecure CEO and co-founder Andrew Hoog. ñWeÍve added a range of powerful new capabilities that will be invaluable to anyone from corporate security, to military, to law enforcement.î
In addition to the above mentioned features, to improve usability while in the field, the file browser has been greatly enhanced with the option of a list or tree view. NowSecure also improved the file type filtering and added metadata information for a large range of file types including images, videos, audio, documents. A new image thumbnail view allows for browsing the data as thumbnail images, so images of interest can be found faster.
The tool is built on Santoku Linux, and is available in either a fully-featured version or a free Community Edition, which can be downloaded here.
NowSecure Forensics is just one of several groundbreaking mobile security tools offered by the company. Most recently, NowSecure unveiled a new version of NowSecure Lab», which lets developers and security managers reduce security risks through automated vulnerability testing either on-premises or in the cloud. NowSecure also recently announced the beta of NowSecure Intelligence», its mobile threat analytics product, which uses NowSecureÍs growing global database built on real-time data to present an aggregated view of the state of mobile security worldwide.
As the recognized experts in mobile security and privacy, NowSecure protects the global mobile app economy and safeguards the data of millions of mobile app users. Built on a foundation of standards, NowSecure empowers the world’s most demanding organizations with security automation to release and monetize 30% faster, reduce testing and delivery costs by 30% and reduce appsec risk by 40%. Only NowSecure offers a full solution suite of continuous security testing for DevSecOps, mobile app supply-chain monitoring, expert mobile pen testing as a Service (PTaaS) and training courseware. NowSecure actively contributes and supports the mobile security open-source community, standards and certification including OWASP MASVS, ADA MASA, NIAP and is recognized by IDC, Gartner, Deloitte Fast 500, and TAG Cyber.