Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor

Instantly access data stored in encrypted BitLocker, FileVault 2, PGP Disk, TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt containers. The tool extracts cryptographic keys from RAM captures, hibernation and page files or uses plain-text password or escrow keys to decrypt files and folders stored in crypto containers or mount encrypted volumes as new drive letters for instant, real-time access.

  • Decrypt BitLocker, BitLocker To Go, FileVault 2, PGP Disk, TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt volumes
  • Extract cryptographic keys from RAM captures, hibernation and page files, escrow and Recovery keys
  • Fast, zero-footprint operation
  • Instantly mount encrypted containers as drive letters
  • Capture the content of computer's volatile memory with kernel-level tool
  • Extract encryption metadata from TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, BitLocker, FileVault, PGP Disk and LUKS encrypted disks

Supports: BitLocker (including TPM configurations), FileVault 2 (including APFS volumes), LUKS, PGP Disk, TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt encrypted containers and full disk encryption, BitLocker To Go, XTS-AES BitLocker encryption, RAM dumps, hibernation files, page files

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New features

Specifying Encryption and Hashing Algorithms for TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt

TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt allow users to change the encryption algorithm as well as the hash function used to generate the encryption key from the password. This information is never stored anywhere in the encrypted container. Should the expert specify the wrong algorithm, the attempt to recover the password will fail even if the correct password is tried. In this release, we've added the ability to specify algorithms for brute-forcing passwords when capturing encryption metadata from TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt volumes.

A Fully Integrated Solution for Accessing Encrypted Volumes

Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor offers a range of methods for gaining access to information stored in encrypted BitLocker, FileVault 2, LUKS, PGP Disk, TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt disks and volumes. The toolkit allows using the volume's plain-text password, escrow or recovery keys, as well as the binary keys extracted from the computer’s memory image or hibernation file. FileVault 2 recovery keys can be extracted from iCloud with Elcomsoft Phone Breaker, while BitLocker recovery keys are available in Active Directory or in the user’s Microsoft Account.

If neither the encryption key nor the recovery key can be extracted, EFDD can extract meta data from the encrypted container to let Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery do its job.

Extract Encryption Metadata

Extracting encryption metadata from the encrypted disk is required if you need access to the original plaintext password to access the data. Forensic Disk Decryptor will instantly extract the encryption metadata from encrypted hard drives, crypto-containers and forensic disk images protected with TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, BitLocker, FileVault, PGP Disk or LUKS. The resulting small file contains everything that's required to launch a GPU-accelerated distributed attack with Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery.

Full Decryption, Instant Mount or Attack

With fully automatic detection of encrypted volumes and encryption settings, experts will only need to provide path to the encrypted container or disk image. Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor will automatically search for, identify and display encrypted volumes and details of their corresponding encryption settings.

Access is provided by either decrypting the entire content of an encrypted volume or by mounting the volume as a drive letter in unlocked, unencrypted mode. Both operations can be done with volumes as attached disks (physical or logical) or raw images; for FileVault 2, PGP Disk and BitLocker, decryption and mounting can be performed using recovery key (if available).

Full Decryption

Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor can automatically decrypt the entire content of the encrypted container, providing investigators with full, unrestricted access to all information stored on encrypted volumes

Real-Time Access to Encrypted Information

In the real-time mode, Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor mounts the encrypted volume as a new drive letter on the investigator’s PC. In this mode, forensic specialists enjoy fast, real-time access to protected information. Information read from mounted disks and volumes is decrypted on-the-fly in real time.

No Decryption Key and No Recovery Key?

If neither the decryption key nor the recovery key is available, Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor will extract metadata necessary to brute-force the password with Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery.

Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery can attack plain-text passwords protecting the encrypted containers with a range of advanced attacks including dictionary, mask and permutation attacks in addition to brute-force.

Sources of Encryption Keys

Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor needs the original encryption keys in order to access protected information stored in crypto containers. The encryption keys can be extracted from hibernation files or memory dump files acquired while the encrypted volume was mounted. There are three ways available to acquire the original encryption keys:

  • By analyzing the hibernation file (if the PC being analyzed is turned off);
  • By analyzing a memory dump file. A memory dump of a running PC can be acquired with the built-in memory imaging tool.
  • By performing a FireWire attack (PC being analyzed must be running with encrypted volumes mounted). A free tool launched on investigator’s PC is required to perform the FireWire attack (e.g. Inception).
  • By capturing a memory dump with built-in RAM imaging tool

FileVault 2, PGP Disk and BitLocker volumes can be decrypted or mounted by using the escrow key (Recovery Key).

Add more capabilities

Elcomsoft Encrypted Disk Hunter

Elcomsoft Encrypted Disk Hunter is a free, portable command-line tool to quickly discover the presence of encrypted volumes when performing live system analysis.

Multiple Windows, Linux and macOS full-disk encryption tools are supported including TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt, all versions of Microsoft BitLocker, PGP WDE, FileVault2, and LUKS. The tool must be launched with administrative privileges on the live system being analyzed. If an encrypted volume is detected, a further investigation of a live system might be needed to preserve evidence that could be lost if the computer were powered off.

» Read more about Elcomsoft Encrypted Disk Hunter in our blog

All Features and Benefits

Access Information Stored in Popular Crypto Containers

ElcomSoft offers investigators a fast, easy way to access encrypted information stored in a wide range of encrypted disks.

Acquiring Encryption Keys

There are at least three different methods for acquiring the decryption keys. The choice of one of the three methods depends on the running state of the PC being analyzed. It also depends on whether or not installation of a forensic tool is possible on a PC under investigation.

If the PC being investigated is turned off, the encryption keys may be retrieved from the hibernation file. The encrypted volume must be mounted before the computer went to sleep. If the volume is dismounted before hibernation, the encryption keys may not be derived from the hibernation file.

If the PC is turned on, a memory dump can be captured with a built-in memory imaging tool if installing such a tool is permitted (e.g. the PC is unlocked and the currently logged-in account has administrative privileges). The encrypted volume must be mounted at the time of acquisition.

Finally, if the PC being investigated is turned on but installing forensic tools is not possible (e.g. the PC is locked or logged-in account lacks administrative privileges), a DMA attack via a FireWire port can be performed in order to obtain a memory dump. This attack requires the use of a free third-party tool (such as Inception: http://www.breaknenter.org/projects/inception/), and offers near 100% results due to the implementation of the FireWire protocol that enables direct memory access. Both the target PC and the computer used for acquisition must have FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports.

Once the original encryption keys are acquired, Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor stores the keys for future access, and offers an option to either decrypt the entire content of encrypted container or mount the protected disk as another drive letter for real-time access.

Supported Disk Encryption Tools

Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor works with encrypted volumes created by current versions of BitLocker, FileVault 2, LUKS, PGP Disk, VeraCrypt and TrueCrypt, including removable and flash storage media encrypted with BitLocker To Go. Supports PGP Disk encrypted containers and full disk encryption, VeraCrypt and TrueCrypt system and hidden disks.

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System requirements

Windows

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 2016
  • Administrator privileges (to create a memory dump)
  • Memory image or hibernation file containing disk encryption keys (created while the encrypted disk was mounted), or escrow/recovery key (FileVault 2, BitLocker or PGP Disk), or a password

Trial limitations

Free trial version of EFDD does not allow to save the encryption keys; in decryption/mount mode, it only verifies the validness of the key(s), but does not actually decrypt or mount the disks.

Release notes

Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor v.2.15.887

23 November, 2020

  • fixed bug with Bitlocker recovery key volume decryption

Uninstallation procedure: in order to uninstall the product, follow the standard procedure via Control Panel - Programs and features or use the corresponding Unistall link from the product's folder in the Windows Start menu.

System requirements

Windows

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 2016
  • Administrator privileges (to create a memory dump)
  • Memory image or hibernation file containing disk encryption keys (created while the encrypted disk was mounted), or escrow/recovery key (FileVault 2, BitLocker or PGP Disk), or a password

Trial limitations

Free trial version of EFDD does not allow to save the encryption keys; in decryption/mount mode, it only verifies the validness of the key(s), but does not actually decrypt or mount the disks.

Release notes

Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor v.2.15.887

23 November, 2020

  • fixed bug with Bitlocker recovery key volume decryption

Uninstallation procedure: in order to uninstall the product, follow the standard procedure via Control Panel - Programs and features or use the corresponding Unistall link from the product's folder in the Windows Start menu.

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