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Magnet AXIOM 7.4 is now available! Streamline Your Mobile Investigations With AXIOM and GrayKey.

We are happy to announce the release of Magnet AXIOM 7.4. This latest version of AXIOM introduces several new features to help make your digital evidence analysis and reporting faster and easier.


With digital evidence playing a vital role in criminal cases today, conducting efficient and effective mobile investigations is critical. AXIOM’s integration with GrayKey makes it easy to ingest, process, and examine iOS and Android data from GrayKey, and now that Magnet Forensics and GreyKey officially joined forces, even more, valuable new functionality between products were implemented to help you to streamline your mobile workflows even further! Check out the latest feature, initiating processing in AXIOM from GrayKey’s UI below.


In this release, Magnet Forensics has added a new viewer for reviewing Protobuf files direct in AXIOM and a new image classifier to help automatically identify suspected wildlife crimes. To help keep your investigations current with the latest tools and services in your investigations, we have also updated and added to the artefact support.


You can upgrade to the latest version within AXIOM or over at the Magnet Forensics  Customer Portal. Or, if you haven’t tried AXIOM yet, request a free trial here.  


Initiate Processing in AXIOM from GrayKey


With AXIOM 7.4, Magnet Forensics is excited to introduce the latest direct GrayKey integration: you can now initiate processing of full file system GrayKey images with AXIOM directly from the GrayKey UI! This new feature will help to speed up your mobile workflows by eliminating previously required steps and manual touchpoints while helping you surface the most data and provide the best analysis and insights for your case.


With this new integration, GrayKey users can have AXIOM automatically process the case. Once the image is downloaded and validated in AXIOM, it will be removed from the GrayKey, freeing up hard drive space for more acquisitions.


Once processing is complete, users can then begin examining the mobile data via AXIOM Examine, where built-in Analytics features like Connections, Timeline, Media Explorer, Cloud Insights Dashboard, and Magnet.AI can help you automatically generate insights that could lead to significant breakthroughs in your case.


For more on how Magnet AXIOM and Magnet AUTOMATE can help you get the most out of your GrayKey extractions, read updated blog from Chris Vance. For more information on initiating the processing of mobile images from a GrayKey, check out how-to blog.


With digital evidence playing a vital role in virtually every criminal case today, conducting efficient and effective mobile investigations is critical. Together, GrayKey and AXIOM provide a powerful solution for mobile device access, acquisition, and analysis, helping you quickly find the critical evidence you need.


New Viewer for Protobuf in AXIOM


Protobuf, or Protocol Buffer, is a free, open-source, cross-platform data format used to serialize structured data. Google initially developed Protocol Buffers in 2008 for internal use but then provided a code generator for multiple languages under an open-source license. The format can be tricky when you encounter them in an investigation. Still, as an efficient method for storing and transferring data, it is a format you will continue to encounter in your investigations.


To facilitate examining Protobuf data, Magnet Forensics has added a new viewer to review protocol buffer files natively within AXIOM, accessed by a right click within the SQLite viewer. Have questions about Protobuf? Check out the previous webinar: Add “Protobuf Expert” to your examiner’s resume.


Animal Classifier


With large volumes of evidence to review and available time in short supply, forensics examiners must leverage any opportunity to streamline the process. In AXIOM 7.4, Magnet Forensics has added a new image classifier to automatically identify images containing exotic animals, large game, birds of prey, snakes, fish, and other animals that could be evidence of animal trafficking or other illegal animal activities.


This new feature will help investigators spend less time reviewing and categorizing images and instead use this AI technology to arm themselves with relevant information to focus their investigations quickly.



AXIOM 7.4 Animal Classifier
AXIOM 7.4 Animal Classifier

New Mobile Artefacts

  • Android Device Reset/Activation Times


Updated Artefacts

  • Android Call Logs

  • Android SMS/MMS

  • Snapchat

  • Telegram

  • Apple Notes

  • Instagram Direct Messages

  • Windows Operating System Information


You can upgrade to the latest version within AXIOM or at the Magnet Forensics  Customer Portal. Or, if you haven’t tried AXIOM yet, request a free trial here.  

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