ElcomSoft Recovers BlackBerry Device Passwords

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 settings.

Background

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 around it.

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 accounting firms.

Phone Password Breaker supports Windows NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003 and 2008 Server. More information at http://iphone.elcomsoft.com

SOURCE ElcomSoft Co. Ltd

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ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.
http://www.elcomsoft.com
info@elcomsoft.com
Tel: +7(495)974-1162

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