Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp Offers All-in-One Acquisition and Extraction of WhatsApp Data

Top Quote Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp offers forensic experts the ability to easily acquire, analyze and decrypt WhatsApp data. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 19, 2016 - ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. releases Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp (https://www.elcomsoft.com/exwa.html) , an all-in-one tool for easy acquisition and analysis of WhatsApp communication histories. The new tool offers multiple local and cloud acquisition options, enabling experts to extract and decrypt WhatsApp data from iTunes, iCloud and WhatsApp proprietary backups. Automatic decryption and built-in viewer come standard, while the ability to export data will be included into the upcoming Forensic edition.

    'WhatsApp is the number one instant messenger in the United States and many parts of Europe', says Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. 'With its secure point-to-point messaging, WhatsApp communications cannot be traced or requested from the provider. One can only obtain WhatsApp data from end-user devices or data backups, which is what our product is for.'

    Acquisition options include support for local (iTunes) and over-the-air iOS backups stored in Apple iCloud or iCloud Drive, including iOS 9 cloud backups. Proprietary WhatsApp backups created in iCloud Drive can also be retrieved. One can decrypt WhatsApp backups. Cloud acquisition requires entering the correct Apple ID and password, while encrypted backups can be automatically decrypted once the correct password is supplied. The built-in viewer enables concurrent view of WhatsApp backups obtained from different sources, and includes convenient searching and filtering.

    Background: WhatsApp Decryption, Acquisition, Extraction and Analysis

    With more than 900 million active users, Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging tools. In many countries including the United States and parts of Europe, WhatsApp is by far the most popular tool for exchanging instant messages. WhatsApp apps are available for all popular mobile platforms including Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry, Microsoft Windows Phone 8.x and Windows 10 Mobile.

    WhatsApp quickly became a popular target for spammers, hoaxers and cyber criminals. The messenger app is designed to use secure end-to-end communications, making it impossible to intercept messages or request communication histories from service providers. As a result, acquisition is only possible from end-user devices or data backups produced by such devices and saved either locally or stored in a cloud.

    Pricing and Availability
    The Windows edition of Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp Home is available to North American customers for $79.

    About ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.
    Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. are experts in computer and mobile forensics, providing tools, training, and consulting services to law enforcement, forensics, financial and intelligence agencies. ElcomSoft pioneered and patented numerous cryptography techniques, setting and exceeding expectations by consistently breaking the industry's performance records.

    For more information visit http://www.elcomsoft.com/

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