MOSCOW, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates Phone Password
Breaker, adding the ability to recover BlackBerry device passwords if
the user-selectable "Security Password" option is enabled to encrypt
media card data. By analyzing information stored on encrypted media
cards, Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker can try millions of password
combinations per second, recovering a fairly long 7-character password
in a matter of hours. With the ability to recover the device password,
ElcomSoft does what's been long considered impossible, once again
making Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker the world's first.
Phone Password Breaker provides forensic access to encrypted information
stored in Apple and BlackBerry devices. By recovering the original
passwords protecting information stored in compatible devices, the tool
opens access to SMS and email messages, call history, contacts and
organizer data, Web browsing history, voicemail and email accounts and
Information stored in BlackBerry devices is securely protected with an
individual security password requested every time the device it being
turned on, or after a certain timeout. Information in the BlackBerry
smartphone is wiped clear after ten unsuccessful attempts to guess a
password. This security feature is one of the hallmarks of BlackBerry
security model. Until today, the common belief was there's no way
ElcomSoft proved this belief wrong. If an option to encrypt the contents
of a removable media card is selected, the original device password can
be derived by analyzing information stored on the media card without
the BlackBerry device itself. A typical 7-character password takes less
than an hour to recover.
While media card encryption is disabled by default, ElcomSoft estimates
up to 30 percent of BlackBerry users to enable the extra security.
Pricing and Availability
Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker is available immediately. Pro and Home
editions are available to North American customers for $199 and $79
respectively. Local pricing may vary.
About ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. develops computer forensics tools,
provides computer forensics training and consulting services. Since
1997, ElcomSoft has been providing support to businesses, law
enforcement, military and intelligence agencies. ElcomSoft tools are
used by most of the Fortune 500 corporations, multiple branches of the
military all over the world, foreign governments, and all major
Phone Password Breaker supports Windows NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7,
2003 and 2008 Server. More information at http://iphone.elcomsoft.com
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