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ElcomSoft Breaks Into iCloud - No Password Required

  (June 17, 2014)

MOSCOW, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker, a mobile forensic tool for acquiring data from Apple and BlackBerry devices, adding over-the-air acquisition from Apple iCloud without requiring the user's Apple ID or password.

The new release enables password-free entry into suspects' iCloud accounts, providing forensic customers with true real-time access to information essential for an investigation. With password-free entry, ElcomSoft allows investigators accessing information stored in the suspect's account even if the original Apple ID and password are not known.

Password-free access to iCloud backups is made possible by using authentication tokens acquired from suspect's PC. ElcomSoft supplies all necessary tools to acquire and decrypt such tokens from Windows and Mac OS X computers. This breakthrough capability is unique to Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker, allowing investigators to have real-time access to information stored in Apple iCloud without having login credentials of the user.

"We learned to bypass the login and password authentication when accessing iCloud", says Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. "This is a major achievement of our researchers, and a breakthrough feature for our forensic customers".

The ability to bypass login and password authentication is available in the Forensic edition of Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker.

Using Authentication Tokens to Bypass iCloud Login and Password

Being able to use authentication tokens acquired from the suspect's computer is of major importance to forensic investigators. Authentication tokens can be obtained from the suspect's computer if iCloud Control Panel is installed and the user was logged into iCloud Control Panel on that PC at the time of token acquisition. The iCloud Control Panel is an integral part of Mac OS systems, and installs separately on Windows PCs.

ElcomSoft supplies command-line tools for locating, extracting and decrypting binary authentication tokens from the suspect's computer. During the extraction, authentication tokens for all users of that computer can be extracted, including domain users (providing that their system logon passwords are known). Windows and Mac OS versions of this tool are available.

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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.

Contact: Olga Koksharova,, fax US, toll-free: +1-866-448-2703


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