BLACKLIGHT 2018 R3.1

RELEASE NOTES

September 10th, 2018

 

 

Thank you for using BlackBag Technologies products.

 

The Release Notes for BlackLight 2018 R3.1 include important information about resolved issues and improvements made to BlackLight 2018 R3; for new features included in that release please see the prior release notes. In addition, this document contains known limitations, supported versions and updated system requirements. While this information is complete at time of release, the information below is subject to change without notice and is provided for informational purposes only.

 

 

RESOLVED ISSUES

BL-13759

On some Windows systems with recent updates users no longer receive a runtime error at launch

BL-13636

Dongles are now properly detected on specific Windows systems that could not locate license

BL-13771

Hyberfil Content Searches now show additional hits that previously were missing

BL-13775

Specific EMLX files are now able to be tagged and display the email data properly

BL-13167

Deleted recovered SQLite rows are now shown in red italics in Preview

BL-13753

On a Mac system, selecting specific jump lists files no longer cause an error

BL-13763

Updating a case file from BlackLight R2 to BlackLight R3.1 now retains fsevents

BL-13777

Users can now import specific android BBTAR files that previously failed

BL-13754

When sorting and interacting with table views BlackLight will no longer error

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNOWN LIMITATIONS

Use of ExFAT for storage media is NOT recommended.

Due to issues with the Apple file system driver, use of exFAT formatted storage media may cause serious performance issues when using BlackLight.  We highly recommend that you DO NOT use exFAT for storage of your case or image files on macOS, and highly recommend the use of NTFS, HFS, or APFS for storage.

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

OPERATING SYSTEM SPECIFICATION


Mac OS X 10.11.4 or newer*‡

Windows® 7 or newer

Windows® Server 2016 or newer

COMPATIBILITY

BlackLight runs on Intel® based systems only
BlackLight requires the following additional software:
• iTunes 12.6 or higher
• QuickTime 7.6.9 or higher for Mac

• Windows Media Player 12 for Windows

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.4) or Windows 7
• 2.7 GHz Intel Dual Core i7
• 16 GB DDR3
• 5GB of Disk Space (Installation)

• 25GB of Disk Space (Temp Space)
• 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution

OPTIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• MacOS Sierra (10.12.6) or Windows 10
• Intel Xeon E5, 6-Core, or better
• 32 GB DDR3 or higher
• 5GB of Disk Space (Installation)

• 25GB of Disk Space (Temp Space)
• 1680 x 1050 or higher screen resolution



‡ We recommend strongly against using macOS versions .0 and .1 in all cases.  For example (10.13.0 or 10.13.1)

**For Windows systems, BlackLight uses whatever the default app may be for playing media files. Windows Media Player 12 is recommended. If Windows examiners do not have QuickTime installed and they wish to play certain file types such as .AMR files (voicemail, etc.) they will need to install some non-default codecs, following the instructions found here: http://shark007.net/win8codecs.html.

For information about downloading iTunes and QuickTime, please visit http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

 

SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS

 

The BlackLight® macOS installer is delivered as a package file (.pkg) while the Windows installer is delivered as a setup executable. 

In addition to the BlackLight installers, installers for offline maps, operating system hash sets, and memory symbols will need to be installed in order for BlackLight to take advantage of those.  All installers can be found on the BlackBag software downloads page here: https://www.blackbagtech.com/resources/software-downloads.html

 

SUPPORTED DEVICES

 

IOS

·       iPhone 3G and newer with iOS 4.0 to 11.4.1

·       All iPads with iOS 4.0 to 11.4.1

·       iPod Touch 2G and newer with iOS 4.0 to 11.4.1



ANDROID

·       Devices running Android 4.0.4 to 8.1

·       Devices manufactured by: Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Google Nexus

Note*: Additional devices running Android 4.0 or later may function properly if the appropriate USB driver for Windows OS is installed

 

SUPPORT   

 

If you need support, we are here to help.

 

Please use the form at https://www.blackbagtech.com/support.html to submit your request for support and someone for our technical support will respond.

 

FEEDBACK REQUESTS

 

As we grow and perfect new features and functionality within our products, we need you to continue to provide the insightful feedback that has allowed us to develop the tool we are proud to offer today. If you would like to submit feedback or suggestions, please contact us through our product feedback form. Through your feedback, we can continue to provide investigators with the solutions they need to solve the critical issues they face every day.