21 May, 2020

Elcomsoft Provides Stronger Control over Privacy, Breaks Mozilla Firefox Master Passwords

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery with support for stricter privacy controls, enabling experts to perform attacks on tiny files that only contain encryption metadata extracted from Microsoft Office, Open Document, Apple iWork, Hancom and Adobe Acrobat documents without any of the actual content. In addition, the tool gains support for Mozilla Firefox master passwords, enabling accelerated attacks on the Firefox password storage database.

Stricter Privacy Controls

The included Elcomsoft Hash Extractor tool allows extracting encryption metadata from a wide range of file formats, enabling users of Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery to set up attacks on a tiny file instead of the original, potentially large document. By using encryption metadata to set up attacks, you are automatically ensuring that, in a case of a breach, absolutely no raw or encrypted data falls into the wrong hands as none is included in the extracted hash files.

Elcomsoft Hash Extractor has been updated, allowing users extracting password hashes from even more file formats. The optional portable version of this tool allows for better portability and flexibility, offering significantly easier extraction of password and encryption hashes from live systems. In addition to previously available formats such as password manager databases, Elcomsoft Hash Extractor now supports Microsoft Office, Open Document, Apple iWork, Hancom and Adobe Acrobat documents. By using encryption metadata to set up attacks, you are automatically ensuring that absolutely no raw or encrypted data gets into the wrong hands as none is included in the extracted hash files.

Since no raw or encrypted data is included in encryption metadata, the hash files produced with Elcomsoft Hash Extractor offer significantly higher level of privacy, allowing remote and cloud processing without the risk of a data leak.

Breaking Mozilla Firefox Master Passwords

In this release, Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery offers the ability to attack Firefox master passwords. The Firefox master password protects saved passwords the users store in their copy of a Web browser.

Unlike competition (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Opera) employing Windows DPAPI and macOS Keychain to secure access and defend against cold attacks, Firefox is the only Web browser that does not make use of the platform’s built-in data protection tools. As a result, cold attacks are possible on Firefox password databases extracted from the user’s computer.

About Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery

Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery enables accelerated password recovery for more than 500 formats including Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF documents, encrypted volumes and archives, personal security certificates and exchange keys, MD5 hashes and Oracle passwords, Windows and UNIX login and domain passwords.

Supporting ElcomSoft’s patented GPU acceleration technology and being able to scale to over 10,000 workstations with zero scalability overhead, Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery is a high-end password recovery solution offering the speediest recovery with the most sophisticated commercially available technologies.

Pricing and Availability

Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery is available immediately. Licensing starts from 599 EUR for 5 clients. A license for 100 clients is available for 4999 EUR. Other tiers are available on request. Customers are welcome to contact ElcomSoft about larger purchases. Local pricing may vary.

Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery supports Microsoft Windows 7, 8.x, 10, as well as the corresponding Windows Server editions.

About ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.

Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. is a global industry-acknowledged expert 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. ElcomSoft is Microsoft Certrified Partner, and Intel Software Premier Elite Partner.

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Československé armády 371/11,
Praha 6-Bubeneč,
Czech Republic, PSČ 160 00

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