Elcomsoft breaks BestCrypt containers, supports NVIDIA Ampere cards

We updated Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor, Advanced Office Password Recovery and Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery with support for additional formats and GPU accelerators. The updated tools break Jetico BestCrypt 9 containers, accelerate ZIP and RAR recovery on AMD and Intel GPUs, and add support for NVIDIA’s latest RTX 3000-series boards based on the Ampere architecture.

In this release, we’ve added support for Jetico BestCrypt 9 containers, and documents and spreadsheets saved in the Russian MyOffice suite. We boosted the recovery speed for ZIP and RAR formats, and added support for NVIDIA’s latest generation RTX video cards.

Elcomsoft Advanced Office Password Recovery turns 16! The first version of this tool was released on this day, 16 years ago.

Faster password recovery with NVIDIA Ampere

The new generation of NVIDIA cards is out. Powered by Ampere, the new generation of GPUs delivers unprecedented performance, which nearly doubles the speed of password attacks compared to the previous generation.

Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery and Advanced Office Password Recovery gained support for the latest and greatest NVIDIA RTX 3000-series boards. Interested in how they perform? Read Breaking Passwords with NVIDIA RTX 3080 and 3090.

Breaking BestCrypt containers

BestCrypt, developed by the Finnish company Jetico, is a cross-platform commercial disk encryption tool. Available for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android platforms, BestCrypt supports full-disk encryption and encrypted containers.

Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor gained the ability to extract encryption metadata from BestCrypt 9 containers, while Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery was updated to enable attacking BestCrypt containers, recovering the original encryption passwords.

MyOffice support

MyOffice is a Russian office suite compatible with the OpenOffice document formats. Since MyOffice is certified by relevant authorities in Russia, the suite is commonly used in many government agencies.

While bearing strict certifications, MyOffice encryption can be broken with fast GPU-accelerated attacks trying several million passwords per second. MyOffice support is available in Advanced Office Password Recovery and Distributed Password Recovery.

Faster ZIP and RAR password recovery

Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery now supports GPU accelerated attacks on encrypted ZIP and RAR archives on computers equipped with AMD and Intel graphic processing units.

Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery 4.40 Release Notes

  • Jetico BestCrypt 9 crypto container password recovery
  • Support of AMD and Intel GPUs for ZIP and RAR password recovery
  • Support of new generation of NVIDIA GPUs: RTX 30xx
  • Password recovery for MyOffice documents

Advanced Office Password Recovery 6.63 Release Notes

  • Support of new generation of NVIDIA GPUs: RTX 30xx
  • Password recovery for MyOffice documents

Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor 2.16 Release Notes

  • Extracting password hashes from Jetico BestCrypt 9 crypto containers
  • Support of VHD and VHDX disk images

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