Features at a Glance
The best feature by far is Exponent MobileMessaging's ability to create visually compelling conversation-view reports.
|Android Device Support
|Import SMS and MMS messages from Android devices acquired using * version 184.108.40.206443 or above.
|iOS Device Support
|Import SMS, MMS and iMessages from Apple devices acquired using XRY by MSAB and * version 220.127.116.11443 or above. Messages can also be imported directly from a standalone iTunes Backup folder. Artifacts supported also include Instagram Profiles and Instagram Direct Messages (for iOS devices and iTunes Backups).
Additional support included for WhatsApp using XRY.
|Import as .EML
|A single text message is really not all that different from an email in that it comprises of (a) a message, and (b) one or more potential attachments. As a result, Exponent MobileMessagingTM takes a unique and clever approach by importing messages into X-Ways Forensics as common .EML format. This makes it possible to embed any attachments such as sent pictures or videos.
During the message importation process, messages and their metadata are store in .EML format so that X-Ways Forensics can process them further using Refine Volume Snapshot.
By taking this approach, it makes it possible to combine conventional email and text messages for a much simpler, consolidated and faster analysis of communication based evidence.
Exponent MobileMessagingTM provides updated support for emoji graphics encoded within text messages. Applications that don't stay current on Unicode updates will fall short of acurately displaying emojis in text messages. Some emoji encoding solutions omit to consider Unicode codepoint modifiers for enhanced emojis (e.g., varying skin tone emojies) when decoding UTF-8 data.
With Exponent MobileMessagingTM, you will typically see this 👨🏼🔧 instead of this 👱🔧.
To ensure proper interpretation and rendering of emoji graphics in text messages, Exponent MobileMessagingTM goes beyond this limitation by providing full support for the most current extended Unicode Technical Standard Version 15.1, which was made available on 2023-09-05. Exponent MobileMessagingTM implements an exclusive encrypted decoding feature that provides support for full colour emojis. This capability makes it possible accurately render emojis in text messages when using the Preview feature in X-Ways Forensics.