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Press Releases

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  1. 17/06/2014. ElcomSoft Breaks Into iCloud – No Password Required
  2. 08/05/2014. ElcomSoft Revamps Phone Password Breaker, Recovers BlackBerry 10 Backups and Extracts Windows Phone 8 Data from the Cloud
  3. 10/04/2014. ElcomSoft Adds OpenOffice and Hangul Office Support, Employs Social Engineering for Password Recovery
  4. 30/01/2014. ElcomSoft Gives iOS Forensics a Boost, Adds Physical Acquisition Support for iOS 7 Devices
  5. 03/10/2013. ElcomSoft Phone Password Breaker Adds Full iOS 7 Support

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White Papers

  1. "Secure Password Managers" and "Military-Grade Encryption" on Smartphones: Oh, Really?. In this paper we will analyze applications designed to facilitate storing and management of passwords on mobile platforms, such as Apple iOS and BlackBerry. We will specifically focus our attention on the security of data at rest. We will show that many password keeper apps fail to provide claimed level of protection. File size: 265 K
  2. Open Sesame!. The easy way to restore access passwords to files, applications and databases. File size: 2220 K
  3. An effective approach to restoring system access in Windows. File size: 1999 K
  4. Proactive is better than reactive. Testing password safety – a key to securing a corporate network. File size: 1896 K

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Articles about Us

  1. Apple toughens iCloud security after celebrity breach BBC 17/09/2014

    «Several hackers' forums contain discussions about using of pirated copies of Elcomsoft's "forensic" software, which is marketed as a tool for law enforcement agencies to access iCloud content without needing to be in possession of a suspect's iPhone or iPad. ElmcomSoft's Moscow-based owner told the BBC earlier this month that he believed his software had been used in the recent hacks, as it was "the only one able to do that".» Read more

  2. iPwned: How easy is it to mine Apple services, devices for data? ArsTechnica 11/09/2014

    «In the name of security, we did a little testing using family members as guinea pigs. To demonstrate just how much private information on an iPhone can be currently pulled from iCloud and other sources, we enlisted the help of a pair of software tools from Elcomsoft. These tools are essentially professional-level, forensic software used by law enforcement and other organizations to collect data. But to show that an attacker wouldn’t necessarily need that to gain access to phone data, we also used a pair of simpler “hacks,” attacking a family member’s account (again, with permission) by using only an iPhone and iTunes running on a Windows machine.» Read more

  3. The Russian-made tool that grabs nude selfies from iCloud accounts PC World 04/09/2014

    «There’s a seedy trade in compromising photos stored in Apple iCloud accounts, and it is in part aided by a software program that cleanly collects the data. Some of the nude celebrity photos are believed to have first been circulated on Anon-IB, a definitely not safe-for-work forum. As reported by Wired, the forum is full of offers for iCloud “ripping,” or downloading the entire contents of an account.» Read more

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Books about our software and related topics

  1. Practical Intrusion Analysis: Prevention and Detection for the Twenty-First Century by Ryan Trost
  2. IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets by Chris Davis, Mike Schiller, Kevin Wheeler
  3. FISMA Certification & Accreditation Handbook by L. Taylor

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Case studies

  1. Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor in regulatory and audit situations. File size: 43 K
  2. A case of an accidentally encrypted photo library. File size: 43 K
  3. Getting back access to your password-protected laptop. File size: 78 K

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Presentations

14/02/2014 Advanced Smartphone Forensics  
 
Learn more about Apple iCloud backups, FindMyPhone, document storage, keychain, Windows Live SMS, mail, notes, and BlackBerry 10 backup encryption
   
23/06/2013 Cracking and Analyzing Apple iCloud backups, Find My iPhone, Document Storage
 
Apple iCloud was meant to improve flexibility and comfort when using your iDevices, however it also provides opportunities to extract as much as everything about the user.
   
22/08/2010 How To Hack WPA/WPA2 Internet  
 
In this video you can see a step-by-step demonstration how to crack WPA/WPA2 encryption in Windows environment using Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor (v.2).
   
06/08/2009 All Wireless Security Is Now Broken  
 
Tcat House speaks about Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery that pioneered in implementing advanced technologies of using parallel processing capabilities of GPUs and multi-CPUs available, as well as linear scalability to reach “the screaming performance” in the recovery of WPA/WPA2-PSK passwords, which are no longer acceptable as a stand-alone defense.
   
18/01/2009 Hacking Wireless Networks Made Easy  
 
In The FrugalTech Show Bruce Naylor speaks about Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor (v.1.0) which can bust Wi-Fi encryption keys very quickly using commonly availably graphic cards and thus making a supercomputer out of a normal pc. He strongly urges that wireless security practices are essential for today’s users and Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor can help in it.
   

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