ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. releases a major update to Elcomsoft Phone Breaker, the company’s mobile forensic extraction tool, bringing its version number to 10.0. The new release brings the ability to download all types of data from the user’s iCloud account, including end-to-end encrypted information, without the login and password. A trusted iOS device can now be used to authenticate into iCloud.
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 10 adds a new authentication method for facilitating iCloud extractions. Instead of using the login and password and solving the two-factor authentication challenge, forensic experts can now authenticate into iCloud with the user’s trusted iOS device. By using a trusted device, experts benefit from unrestricted access to all kinds of information stored in the user’s iCloud account including cloud backups produced by all Apple devices sharing the same Apple ID, photos, synchronized data, as well as end-to-end encrypted data such as the user’s passwords, browsing history, and health information.
In order to benefit from the new authentication method, experts must use the user’s iPhone or iPad that is signed in to their Apple ID at the time of extraction. The device must be unlocked and either jailbroken or running a version of iOS supported by Elcomsoft’s extraction agent, which is also provided as part of a package.
The new authentication method delivers the complete iCloud extraction experience, enabling experts to download iOS backups, photos, and synchronized data, including end-to-end encrypted categories. At this time, Elcomsoft Phone Breaker is the only third-party solution on the market allowing to access end-to-end encrypted data and iCloud backups saved by iPhone and iPad devices running any version of iOS. Pulling backups from the cloud is often the only means of accessing critical evidence that may no longer be present on the iPhone itself.
About Elcomsoft Phone Breaker
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker is an all-in-one mobile acquisition tool to extract information from a wide range of sources. Supporting offline and cloud backups created by a wide range of mobile devices, the tool can extract and decrypt user data including cached passwords and synced authentication credentials from local backups.
Pricing and Availability
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 10 is immediately available for Windows and macOS. This update is free to existing users with currently valid licenses. The Forensic edition is available for $799, while the more affordable Professional edition is available to individual and business customers for $199. Local pricing may vary. Support for Two-Factor Authentication is available in all editions.
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker supports Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10 as well as Windows 2008, 2012 and 2016 Server. The Mac version supports macOS X 10.8 and newer. To access iCloud Keychain, Health and Messages, Windows users must have iCloud for Windows installed, while Mac users must run macOS 10.12 or newer.
About ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. develops state-of-the-art computer forensics tools, provides computer forensics training and computer evidence consulting services. Since 1997, ElcomSoft has been providing support to businesses, law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies. ElcomSoft tools are used by most of the Fortune 500 corporations, multiple branches of the military all over the world, foreign governments, and all major accounting firms.
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