28 December, 2020Season’s Greetings from Elcomsoft
We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
17 December, 2020Elcomsoft 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.
3 December, 2020iOS Forensic Toolkit 6.60: jailbreak-free extraction for iOS 9.0 through 13.7
Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit 6.60 extends the coverage for jailbreak-free extraction from iOS 9.0 all the way through iOS 13.7, adding support to the last versions of iOS 13 ever released. The new release expands the availability of the extraction agent, adding full file system and keychain decryption support for previously unsupported versions of iOS 13.5.1 to 13.7 on all compatible iPhone and iPad devices.
26 November, 2020Elcomsoft System Recovery update: a Swiss army knife in desktop forensics
We updated Elcomsoft System Recovery, a Windows PE-based tool to recover or reset passwords to local Windows accounts and Microsoft accounts in all versions of Windows. In this release, we offer more options for recovering the original passwords as opposed to resetting while adding a multitude of other improvements.
16 November, 2020Four Years Ago: Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies
It's been four years since we published our first book: Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies. Read the story behind this book and learn what had changed in mobile and cloud forensics since it's been published in our blog.
2 November, 2020Advanced Intuit Password Recovery 3.11 breaks Quicken 2020 and QuickBooks 2021 passwords
Advanced Intuit Password Recovery 3.11 received an incremental update, adding support for the latest Intuit apps. The updated release can recover passwords protecting Quicken 2020 files, and instantly unprotect QuickBooks 2021 databases.
30 October, 2020The 500th post in our blog
Today, we posted the 500th article in our blog. We started blogging more than 11 years ago, in March 2009, to bring our readers the latest in industry information, technical tips, white papers, how-to articles, and more. Eleven and a half years later, our blog has become one of the most reputable sources of information in digital forensics.
22 October, 202013 Years of GPU Acceleration with AMD and NVIDIA
It was exactly 13 years ago when we invented GPU acceleration. The encryption was getting stronger year over year, and the rate of trying the password combinations was (and still is) of great importance. It is the attack rate that determines how long and how complex the password can be discovered after a reasonable wait ranging from a few hours to several weeks.
21 October, 2020Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit 6.52: plugging the last gap
Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit 6.52 fills the last gap for jailbreak-free extraction of previously unsupported versions of iOS. The new release expands the availability of the extraction agent, adding full file system and keychain decryption support for previously unsupported versions of iOS 12 on the iPhone 5s and 6.
20 October, 2020Elcomsoft breaks VMware, Parallels, and VirtualBox encryption
Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery 4.30 helps forensic experts gain access to evidence stored in encrypted virtual machines. The new release breaks VMware, Parallels, and VirtualBox encryption with high-speed attacks. In addition, the update adds support for multi-volume 7Zip archives, and brings advanced rule editing directly to the user interface.