ElcomSoft Breaks BlackBerry Backups

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ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. releases Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker, a tool to unlock password-protected backups created by Apple iPhone/iPod Touch devices and BlackBerry smartphones. Adding BlackBerry support to its password recovery tool, ElcomSoft enables forensic access to encrypted information stored in both Apple and BlackBerry devices including messages, email, contacts and organizer data, Web browsing history, voicemail and email accounts and settings.

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By adding BlackBerry smartphones to the list of supported devices, ElcomSoft covers the majority of smartphone market

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. releases Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker, a tool to unlock password-protected backups created by Apple iPhone/iPod Touch devices and BlackBerry smartphones. Adding BlackBerry support to its password recovery tool, ElcomSoft enables forensic access to encrypted information stored in both Apple and BlackBerry devices including messages, email, contacts and organizer data, Web browsing history, voicemail and email accounts and settings.

“By adding BlackBerry smartphones to the list of supported devices, ElcomSoft covers the majority of smartphone market," comments Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. “Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker is the first commercial product to unlock password-protected BlackBerry backups, and remains the only product on the market to recover iPhone backups and decrypt keychains."

About Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker

Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker grants forensic access to protected information stored in a number of Apple and BlackBerry smartphones by recovering the original plain-text password and decrypting encrypted information.

Equipped with brute-force and advanced dictionary attacks with a wide range of permutations and running on a modern quad-core CPU, Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker can try up to three million passwords per second for BlackBerry-created backups. GPU-accelerated recovery is employed to speed up the recovery of passwords protecting data backups for all Apple devices running iOS including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices of all generations released to date. The latest iPhone 4 and iOS 4.1 are supported. GPU acceleration engages automatically if one or more supported ATI or NVIDIA video cards are installed.

Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker operates without Apple iTunes or BlackBerry Desktop Software being installed.

About BlackBerry Smartphones

In North America, the BlackBerry platform takes the largest share of the smartphone market, being the number one platform in the business segment by a considerable margin. BlackBerries account for 39.3 per cent of the market, with Apple holding the second place with a share of 23.8 per cent. Worldwide, the BlackBerry platform accounts for a healthy 20.8 per cent smartphone market share. In absolute terms, Research in Motion (RIM) reportedly sold 12.1 million BlackBerry units during the second quarter 2010 alone, a 45 per cent increase over the same quarter a year before. The total subscriber base is more than 50 million BlackBerry users.

About BlackBerry Data Backups

The manufacturer, Research in Motion (RIM), recommends that up-to-date backups are always maintained to enable the recovery of device data in case of a theft, loss, data corruption or hardware failures.

BlackBerry backups contain essential information stored in the device, such as email accounts and passwords, call logs, calendars, appointments, contacts and other organizer information. Web browsing history including URLs of visited sites is also included. Access to information stored in BlackBerry backups can be essential for investigations, and is in high demand by forensic customers.

About ElcomSoft Co.Ltd.

Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. develops state-of-the-art computer forensics tools, provides computer forensics training and computer evidence 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. ElcomSoft and its officers are members of the Russian Cryptology Association. ElcomSoft is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an Intel Software Partner.

Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker supports Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, as well as Windows 2003 and 2008 Server. Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker Pro is available to North American customers for $199. The Home edition is available for $79. Local pricing may vary. For more information visit Phone Password Breaker home page.

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