Passware Software Cracks BitLocker Encryption Open

Passware announces the release of the world's first commercially available BitLocker decryption software.

Dec 01, 2009, 08:05 ET from Passware Inc.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Passware Inc., a provider of password recovery, decryption, and evidence discovery software for computer forensics, has created the first commercially available software to break Microsoft BitLocker hard drive encryption.

The new version of its flagship product - Passware Kit Forensic 9.5 - now recovers encryption keys for hard drives protected with BitLocker. The software scans a physical memory image file of the target computer and extracts all the encryption keys for a BitLocker disk.

BitLocker is an advanced, full-disk protection feature available in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008.

"Full-disk encryption was a major problem for investigators," said Dmitry Sumin, Passware President. "We have been able to provide police, law enforcement, and private investigators with a tool that allows bypassing BitLocker encryption for seized computers."

Passware Kit Forensic is a complete encrypted evidence discovery solution that reports all password-protected items on a computer and gains access to these items using the fastest decryption and password recovery algorithms. A portable version of the software runs from a USB drive and finds encrypted files and recovers files and website passwords without making any changes to the target computer.

Passware Kit Forensic 9.5 supports over 180 different file types and introduces recovery of passwords for PGP archives and virtual disks. The software supports Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2008 Server.

Pricing and availability

Passware Kit Forensic is now available from Passware and resellers worldwide. Manufacturer's suggested list price starts at $795. The software comes with 1 year of free software updates. Free trial licenses are also available. For additional information, visit:

About Passware Inc.

Founded in 1998, Passware Inc. is the worldwide leading maker of password recovery and decryption software for corporations, law enforcement and forensic agencies, help desk personnel, and business and private users.

Numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and thousands of private users rely on Passware software products to ensure data availability in the event of lost passwords.

Passware is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Mountain View, CA and software development and an engineering office in Moscow, Russia.

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SOURCE Passware Inc.