Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 8.0 Adds Forensic Support for iOS 11 and New Apple Devices

Top Quote Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 8.0 is a major release with the ability to decrypt local backups produced by iOS 11 devices, run GPU-accelerated attacks on their passwords, download system backups, photos and media from iCloud Drive, access iCloud Keychain. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 28, 2017 - ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates its forensic extraction tool - Elcomsoft Phone Breaker. Version 8.0 is a major release with support for local and cloud backups, data and cloud passwords produced by iPhones and iPads running iOS 11, including the newly announced iPhone devices. Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 8.0 can decrypt local backups saved by iOS 11 devices, run GPU-accelerated attacks on passwords protecting encrypted backups, download system backups, photos and media from iCloud Drive and access synced information from iCloud, including access to iCloud Keychain. In addition, Two-Factor Authentication is available for users of Forensic and Professional editions at no extra charge.

    iOS 11 Support
    In iOS 11, Apple made a number of changes to data formats and encryption, and once again altered communication protocols for exchanging information between iOS devices and iCloud. Version 8.0 comes with support for iOS 11, recognizing the changes in various components of the new OS and corresponding cloud services. Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 8.0 can decrypt local backups produced by iOS 11 devices and run hardware-accelerated attacks on their passwords; obtain cloud backups, files and synced data from iCloud Drive.

    iCloud Keychain
    Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 8.0 can access iCloud Keychain items synced by iOS 11 devices. iCloud Keychain is Apple's secure online password storage for keeping passwords, financial information and authentication credentials synchronized across user's iOS and macOS devices. With access to iCloud Keychain, experts can quickly extract passwords and access user's online accounts and communication histories when physical and logical acquisition methods are not available.

    Two-Factor Authentication
    In iOS 11, Apple starts pushing two-factor authentication harder, displaying a prominent pending notification dot over the Settings icon. By opening Settings, users are presented a pending notification reminding them to enable two-factor authentication on their account. Considering the inevitable spread of Two-Factor Authentication, ElcomSoft alters its licensing to allow more customers to acquire information from accounts protected with a secondary authentication factor. Starting with version 8.0, support for Two-Factor Authentication has been added to both Professional and Forensic editions. Prior to 8.0 release, two-factor authentication support was a Forensic Edition exclusive. Two-Factor Authentication support is available via one-time codes pushed to trusted devices or generated on a trusted device. Using an authentication token extracted from the user's computer can help bypass both password and two-factor authentication protection; however, token-based authentication is still included with the Forensic edition only.

    The update is free of charge to customers who purchased or renewed their Elcomsoft Phone Breaker or Elcomsoft Mobile Forensic Bundle license within one year.

    Please find more at https://www.elcomsoft.com/eppb.html

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