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ElcomSoft Gives iOS Forensics a Boost, Adds Physical Acquisition Support for Last-Generation iOS 7 Devices

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SOURCE ELCOMSOFT Co. Ltd.

MOSCOW, January 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates iOS Forensic Toolkit, adding physical acquisition support for last-generation iOS 7 devices. Physical acquisition is now available for jailbroken devices running Apple iOS 7 and iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5 including iPhone 4S, 5 and 5C, iPad 2-4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 1-4 and either having no passcode protection or carrying a jailbreak installed.

With more than 83% of all iOS devices now running iOS 7, ElcomSoft gives the mobile forensic industry a boost. Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit is still remaining the only commercially available forensic product that is able to perform physical acquisition of iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and newer generation hardware.

Physical acquisition allows extracting information from Apple's protected storage, the keychain. In many cases, the enhanced iOS 7 keychain may contain the original passwords to Apple ID accounts. If present, this data allows investigators seamlessly accessing information stored in the iCloud as well as tracking the users' geolocation coordinates in real-time by using Apple iCloud Find My Phone or Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker (available separately).

Physical acquisition of last-generation iOS 7 devices is possible if either of the following is true:

  • There is no passcode protection on the device, or
  • The investigator knows the passcode, or
  • The device is jailbroken

"Apple users are fast when it comes to upgrades," says Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. "The latest version of iOS, iOS 7, is already installed on some 83 per cent of compatible devices. We are proud to be the first to make a tool for our customers that gives them access to valuable information stored in these devices."

Compatibility

Windows and MacOS X versions are available. Physical acquisition support varies depending on lock state, jailbreak state and the version of iOS installed.

iPhone 4 and older; iPad 1; iPod Touch 1-4: no restrictions, all versions of iOS.

iPhone 4S, 4C, 5, 5C; iPad 2-4, iPad Mini; iPod Touch 4-5: if already jailbroken, or jailbreak can be installed (passcode known or not set).

About ElcomSoft

Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft 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.

More information at http://ios.elcomsoft.com/

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