Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 6.45 Adds iOS 10.3 Support, Fixes Bugs

Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 6.45 is a bugfix and maintenance release. The update adds support for cloud backups produced by iOS 10.3 devices, fixes authentication issues for devices tied to Microsoft Account, and includes numerous fixes and improvements for GPU-accelerated password recovery attacks. The tool can now extract text messages from Microsoft Accounts with both Windows Phone and W10M devices on the same account.

With iOS 10.3 release around the corner, Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 6.45 adds compatibility with cloud backups created by devices running the new OS. iOS 10.3 implements several changes to the cloud backup protocol; several changes were required to make Elcomsoft Phone Breaker fully compatible.

ElcomSoft is committed to supporting Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 6.45 incorporates numerous fixes related to cloud acquisition of Microsoft devices. Issues with authentication were resolved (yet two-factor authentication is still in the works). We also fixed SMS download, allowing experts access text messages backed up into Microsoft Account by all Windows Phone and Windows Mobile devices (8/8.1/10). Since Windows Phone 8.x and Windows 10 Mobile employ vastly different algorithms for storing text messages, we made a lot of work to specifically support accounts that have both Windows Phone 8.x and Windows 10 Mobile devices. We are proud to note that Elcomsoft Phone Breaker extracts even more information than corresponding Windows devices receive while being restored from a backup.

Finally, numerous fixes and improvements were made for password recovery attacks, specifically those that employ GPU acceleration. As an example, iOS 10.2 attacks were extremely slow, limiting brute force attacks to passwords that only contain 4 to 5 characters. The improved attacks put heavy emphasis on using dictionaries and password re-use.

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