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ElcomSoft Revamps Phone Password Breaker, Recovers BlackBerry 10 Backups and Extracts Windows Phone 8 Data from the Cloud
In addition, Phone Password Breaker 3.0 adds support for local backups produced by BlackBerry 10, and enables data acquisition from Windows Live, a cloud service storing information from Windows Phone 8 mobile devices.
"This is a major upgrade of our most popular mobile forensic tool", says Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. "The new looks, the soon-to-come Mac OS version, the BlackBerry 10 support and the ability to acquire information from Windows Live cloud greatly extend what our customers can do with this tool."
Not Just New Looks
Phone Password Breaker 3.0 makes use of Qt-based user interface, making the tool easier on the eye and a pleasure to use. However, the migration to Qt is not just about the looks. Employing a multi-platform library was the final pre-requisite for starting the development of a Mac OS version of Phone Password Breaker. As a result, ElcomSoft gives a firm commitment to releasing the Mac OS version of its popular mobile forensic tool in the nearest future.
"Our customers asked for a Mac OS version for a long time", comments Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. "This was the last step before releasing a Mac OS version. Come back soon to upgrade to a Mac OS compatible version!"
BlackBerry 10 Support
Local backups produced by BlackBerry Link are always encrypted with a highly secure hardware-specific encryption key, effectively preventing forensic analytic tools from processing BlackBerry 10 data. As even the original use has no control over the password protecting these backups, the only possible way of using these backups was restoring them onto a BlackBerry device with the same BlackBerry ID, making forensic analysis of these backups extremely cumbersome.
Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker 3.0 enables the decryption of local BlackBerry 10 backups, completely decrypting the entire content of the backup and exporting the backup into a set of plain, unencrypted files for processing with third-party mobile forensic tools.
Windows Phone 8 Acquisition via the Cloud
A year ago, ElcomSoft was the first to acquire information from Apple iCloud, enabling remote acquisition of online backups produced by Apple users. Today, Phone Password Breaker adds Windows Live! cloud support, allowing forensic specialists to download valuable data such as text messages, contacts and other records produced by Windows Phone 8 devices.
About Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker
Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker provides forensic access to encrypted information stored in popular Apple, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices. By recovering the original password protecting offline backups produced with compatible devices, the tool offers forensic specialists access to SMS and email messages, call history, contacts and organizer data, Web browsing history, voicemail and email accounts and settings stored in those backup files.
Extensive cloud support enables investigators to retrieve user information stored in cloud services such as Apple iCloud and Windows Live. Access to information stored in the cloud enables real-time acquisition of user data normally stored in Apple iOS and Windows Phone 8 mobile devices without accessing the device itself, providing that the original Apple or Microsoft account credentials are known.
Pricing and Availability
Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker is available immediately. Home, Professional, and Forensic editions are available; BlackBerry 10 support is only available in the Forensic edition. Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker Forensic is available to North American customers for $399. Home and Professional editions are available for $79 and $199. Local pricing may vary.
Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker supports Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8, as well as Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012 Server. Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker operates without Apple iTunes or BlackBerry Desktop Software being installed.
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