It’s all about the Objects!

Objects Viewer
Objects Viewer

During 2023 Q3, we created the ObjectsEngine and connected it to the D3 Objects viewer.  This new engine facilitates the addition of file structures by our engineers as well as Dark Data Detective Advanced Research version owners, and lays the ground work for the upcoming Data Carving, Advanced Metadata Extraction and Malicious Objects Detection.  In future releases, additional file structure database entries will be included internally.  Advanced users may add their own structures, and bypass included structures, by adding their own XML based structure files.  We are also continuing to polish the Dark Data Detective user interface.   Objects are the building blocks of every file. The simplest text file consists of one Text Body object, but files with more structure contain a Header Object, at least one Body Object and perhaps a Footer Object.  More complex files may contain hundreds of objects, of many different types.  For years, we have been empowering our larger customers, with the ability to extract file objects from within their own products.  Now, we are upgrading our Objects Viewer (in the Advanced Researcher tier) to better present the objects in the currently selected file.  There will also be an Object Types Viewer, that acts as a window into our Objects Database.  With improvements to our objects extraction, our Metadata Viewer will also receive an upgrade to extract far more metadata than it does today.

In 2024 Q1, we will be extending our objects development to provide Data/File Carving (in the Advanced Researcher tier).  Our new File Carving Engine will be the star feature in our Advanced Researcher tier.  There is great potential, in the data recovery industry, to improve upon the currently available carving methods.  With our superior understanding of thousands of different file types, we already have the inside knowledge to expand our object types database and leverage it for a best in class tool.  Watch here for updates on our progress.