MOSCOW, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —
ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates Elcomsoft Phone Viewer, a lightweight forensic tool for quickly accessing information extracted from mobile backups. The new release adds direct support for encrypted iTunes backups, enabling investigators view password-protected data without having to decrypt it in another tool. In addition, version 2.20 offers a new Web plugin to display bookmarks, search and browsing history along with snapshots of opened browser tabs in iOS and BlackBerry 10. The new release adds support for media albums in iOS and BlackBerry 10 backups, offering convenient access to media galleries with large numbers of files.
“Our ultimate goal is hitting the right balance between features and ease of use“, says Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. “We strive to deliver a fast, lightweight tool that‘s truly usable without a steep learning curve. Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is a perfect solution for experts who value speed, convenience and simplicity over the bulk and complexity of traditional forensic suites. By adding direct access to encrypted data, introducing media galleries and the new Web Viewer, we‘ve made it easier and more powerful at the same time.“
New in Elcomsoft Phone Viewer 2.20
Historically, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer was made to complement ElcomSoft’s range of mobile forensic tools, offering the ability to view information extracted via physical, logical or over-the-air acquisition. Viewing all but unencrypted iTunes backups required using another tool to remove protection and decrypt information.
Starting with this release, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer, the tool can be used as a stand-alone forensic viewer. Now directly supporting password-protected offline backups produced by Apple iTunes, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer can immediately display information from encrypted backups without requiring Elcomsoft Phone Breaker or another tool to decrypt the backup first. While Elcomsoft Phone Viewer will not break an unknown password (one still has to use Elcomsoft Phone Breaker for that), pre-decrypting offline backups is no longer required.
Version 2.20 introduces a new Web plugin for iOS and BlackBerry 10 backups. The new plugin displays the user’s browsing history, searches, bookmarks as well as browser tabs along with page snapshots. The ability to access the user’s latest online activities can be essential for investigations, while snapshots of opened browser tabs can often be the last available pieces of evidence to indicate that a certain Web page has been visited.
Also new to Elcomsoft Phone Viewer 2.20 is support for media albums in iOS and BlackBerry 10 backups, both local and cloud-based. Images and videos are now automatically categorized into albums similar to those in iOS devices. When exporting media, the tool automatically creates matching folder structure.
About Elcomsoft Phone Viewer
Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is a compact, fast and easy to use mobile forensic tool to enable experts viewing information stored in unprotected local and cloud backups. Supporting backups produced by popular Apple, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices, the tool offers access to contacts, messages, call logs, notes and calendar, media files and Web activities, and allows viewing information about the device. The small, affordable tool offers a simple and convenient user interface that matches the usage experience of Elcomsoft Phone Breaker, thus requiring no additional learning curve.
Experts using Elcomsoft Phone Viewer together with other ElcomSoft tools such as Elcomsoft Phone Breaker save time by reviewing essential bits of information in just a few moments. By quickly download selective information from Apple iCloud with Elcomsoft Phone Breaker and viewing acquired information in Elcomsoft Phone Viewer, investigators can instantly access information about the suspect’s activities such as their calls, messages, address books and location history in a matter of minutes.
Pricing and Availability
Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is available immediately. Standard edition is available for $79.
At this time, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is only available for Windows PCs; a Mac version is in development. Future releases will include the ability to access app-specific data as well as information extracted with Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit via physical acquisition. Elcomsoft Phone Viewer runs in 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, as well as Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012 Server. Elcomsoft Phone Viewer operates without Apple iTunes or BlackBerry Desktop Software being installed.
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 is a Microsoft Partner (Gold Application Development and Gold Intelligent Systems), Intel Premier Elite Partner and member of NVIDIA’s CUDA/GPU Computing Registered Developer Program.