26 November, 2020Elcomsoft System Recovery update: a Swiss army knife in desktop forensics
We updated Elcomsoft System Recovery, a Windows PE-based tool to recover or reset passwords to local Windows accounts and Microsoft accounts in all versions of Windows. In this release, we offer more options for recovering the original passwords as opposed to resetting while adding a multitude of other improvements.
16 November, 2020Four Years Ago: Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies
It's been four years since we published our first book: Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies. Read the story behind this book and learn what had changed in mobile and cloud forensics since it's been published in our blog.
2 November, 2020Advanced Intuit Password Recovery 3.11 breaks Quicken 2020 and QuickBooks 2021 passwords
Advanced Intuit Password Recovery 3.11 received an incremental update, adding support for the latest Intuit apps. The updated release can recover passwords protecting Quicken 2020 files, and instantly unprotect QuickBooks 2021 databases.
30 October, 2020The 500th post in our blog
Today, we posted the 500th article in our blog. We started blogging more than 11 years ago, in March 2009, to bring our readers the latest in industry information, technical tips, white papers, how-to articles, and more. Eleven and a half years later, our blog has become one of the most reputable sources of information in digital forensics.
22 October, 202013 Years of GPU Acceleration with AMD and NVIDIA
It was exactly 13 years ago when we invented GPU acceleration. The encryption was getting stronger year over year, and the rate of trying the password combinations was (and still is) of great importance. It is the attack rate that determines how long and how complex the password can be discovered after a reasonable wait ranging from a few hours to several weeks.
21 October, 2020Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit 6.52: plugging the last gap
Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit 6.52 fills the last gap for jailbreak-free extraction of previously unsupported versions of iOS. The new release expands the availability of the extraction agent, adding full file system and keychain decryption support for previously unsupported versions of iOS 12 on the iPhone 5s and 6.
20 October, 2020Elcomsoft breaks VMware, Parallels, and VirtualBox encryption
Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery 4.30 helps forensic experts gain access to evidence stored in encrypted virtual machines. The new release breaks VMware, Parallels, and VirtualBox encryption with high-speed attacks. In addition, the update adds support for multi-volume 7Zip archives, and brings advanced rule editing directly to the user interface.
8 October, 2020Elcomsoft Phone Viewer 5.20 updated for iOS 14
Elcomsoft Phone Viewer gains preliminary support for the updated local and cloud backup formats introduced in iOS 14. The tool can now display the content of iTunes and iCloud backups and synchronized data produced by devices running the new OS.
6 October, 2020ElcomSoft Phone Breaker 9.63 – maintenance release
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 9.63 fixes a number of small but annoying bugs, making the usage experience smoother. With support for iCloud backups and the largest number of synced data categories, Elcomsoft Phone Breaker remains an acquisition tool in a class of its own.
5 October, 2020Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit 6.51 adds support for iOS 14
Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit 6.51 adds forensic extraction support for devices running iOS 14. Full file system extraction with keychain decryption are available for devices supporting the checkra1n jailbreak, while extended logical acquisition is now compatible with all iOS 14 devices.