MOSCOW, October 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
ElcomSoft updates Elcomsoft Phone Breaker, adding support for over-the-air acquisition of Apple devices running iOS 9. Version 5.0 can download iCloud backups and iCloud Drive files saved by devices running the latest version of Apple's mobile OS, and becomes industry's first cloud acquisition tool for iOS 9.
"The new Rootless security model is tough", says Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. "With greatly improved security, acquiring iOS 9 devices becomes increasingly difficult. Our product becomes the first stand-alone forensic tool to extract data from iPhones and iPads running iOS 9."
Cloud Acquisition of iOS 9
iOS 9 improves security at all points. iCloud device backups are moved into iCloud Drive (while still inaccessible via iCloud Control Panel). The structure and encryption of backups have changed. The new ATS (App Transport Security) protocol prevents traffic sniffing and rules out man-in-the-middle attacks.
With no possibility for the man-in-the-middle attack, the traditional research path was effectively shut. Developing support for over-the-air acquisition of cloud backups produced by iOS 9 devices required ElcomSoft to perform tremendous amounts of intense low-level research.
Physical acquisition remains unavailable for 64-bit hardware. No physical extraction method exists even for jailbroken devices running iOS 9, ruling out physical acquisition even on 32-bit hardware. Acquiring and analyzing iCloud backups may be the only available way to discover evidence in devices with unknown passcodes. Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 5.0 becomes the first (and so far the only) mobile forensic solution to download iOS 9 device backups.
Read press release: https://www.elcomsoft.com/PR/epb_151029_en.pdf
Read blog post: Overcoming iOS 9 Security in Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 5.0
About Elcomsoft Phone Breaker
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker provides forensic access to encrypted information stored in Apple and BlackBerry devices, and offers forensic access to SMS and email messages, call history, contacts and organizer data, Web browsing history, voicemail and email accounts and settings stored in those backups.
Pricing and Availability
Home ($79), Professional ($199) and Forensic ($799) editions for Windows are available. iCloud recovery is only available in Professional and Forensic editions. Password-free iCloud access and the ability to download arbitrary information are only available in the Forensic edition. Local pricing may vary.
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.
SOURCE ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.