MOSCOW, August 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
ElcomSoft's latest release of Elcomsoft Phone Breaker gains the ability to extract, decrypt and access passwords stored in Apple's cloud password storage, the iCloud Keychain. Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 7.0 is the first forensic solution that can gain access to passwords, credit card data and other sensitive information from iCloud Keychain.
"iCloud Keychain was long considered to be unbreakable," says Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. "Gaining access to passwords from iCloud Keychain was a major challenge. iCloud Keychain is a complex and extremely secure online password storage and synchronization system. Building a tool that can enroll into iCloud Keychain was a major achievement."
By extracting user's saved passwords from iCloud Keychain, experts examine the user's online accounts, access social networks, extract chats and conversations. In addition, saved passwords make for a highly targeted custom dictionary for running accelerated brute-force attacks on user's encrypted containers, archives and documents.
Information is obtained directly from the user's iCloud account. In order to access iCloud Keychain, the original Apple ID login and password are required. Access to a trusted device is mandatory if two-factor authentication is enabled on the user's account, along with device passcode (iOS) or system password (macOS) of a device already enrolled to iCloud Keychain. Without two-factor authentication, the expert will need to confirm a notification prompt on one of the trusted devices and supply the user's iCloud Security Code.
About Elcomsoft Phone Breaker
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker is an all-in-one mobile acquisition tool to extract information from a wide range of sources. Supporting offline and cloud backups created by Apple, BlackBerry and Windows mobile devices, the tool can extract and decrypt user data including cached passwords and synced authentication credentials to a wide range of resources from local backups. Cloud extraction with or without a password makes it possible to decrypt FileVault 2 containers without lengthy attacks and pull communication histories and retrieve photos that've been deleted by the user a long time ago.
Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. develops state-of-the-art computer forensics tools, provides computer forensics training and computer evidence consulting services. Since 1997, ElcomSoft has been providing support to businesses, law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies. ElcomSoft tools are used by the Fortune 500 corporations, multiple branches of the military, foreign governments, and all major accounting firms.
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