ElcomSoft Adds Physical Acquisition Support for iPhone 5 and iPad 4

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates iOS Forensic Toolkit, enabling physical acquisition of jailbroken iOS 5 and iOS 6 devices including iPhone 4S and 5, iPad 2, 3 and 4, iPad Mini as well as the last generations of iPod Touch. Support for iPhone 4S and 5 has been highly demanded by forensic customers. By enabling physical acquisition of last-generation Apple devices, the updated Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit makes forensic analysis of these iOS devices once again a feasible enterprise.

In addition, the latest release of iOS Forensic Toolkit automates the acquisition of jailbroken devices, getting rid of previously required manual steps, reducing required manual interaction to absolute minimum. Finally, the acquisition of legacy devices is now completely automated with automatic detection of devices being connected.

Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit continues providing unrestricted support for legacy iOS devices such as iPhone 4 and earlier regardless of the iOS version they are running. Passcodes protecting these legacy devices can be recovered; however, physical acquisition can be carried out in somewhat limited mode even without a passcode. However, physical acquisition support for last-generation iOS devices is subject to certain technical limitations. iPhone 4S and 5 as well as the last generations of iPad devices can only be acquired if already jailbroken, or if the investigator is able to jailbreak the device. At this time, non-jailbroken devices that are locked with an unknown passcode cannot be acquired, which does limit this tool’s scope of use.

Passcode recovery speed on jailbroken iPhone 5 devices is increased to 15.5 passcodes per second, allowing iOS Forensic Toolkit to break typical 4-digit passcodes in about 10 minutes.

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