FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2017
— ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates Elcomsoft Phone Viewer ( https://www.elcomsoft.com/epv.html ), a lightweight forensic tool for quickly reviewing information extracted from local and cloud mobile backups. Version 3.50 for Windows and macOS adds two major tools, Applications and Wi-Fi, allowing experts to access extended information about the apps installed on the device as well as details about the use of saved Wi-Fi networks. In addition, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer 3.50 enables full support for local backups produced by devices running iOS 11.
"Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is a great stand-alone tool and a perfect companion for other ElcomSoft tools", says Vladimir Katalov, Elcomsoft CEO. "We strive to develop Elcomsoft Phone Viewer by making sure the new features never compromise the ease of use."
iOS 11 Compatibility
Apple has officially released the long-awaited update, upgrading eligible devices to iOS 11. While the new iOS is a 64-bit exclusive, it runs on all new and legacy devices starting with iPhone 5s, as well as the corresponding versions of iPad and iPod Touch. Considering immediate availability of the new system and historical data, iOS 11 will probably run on most compatible devices in a matter of months, if not weeks.
iOS 11 includes multiple changes and enhancements to its security model and data formats. Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 8.0 was first to receive iOS 11 compatibility. Elcomsoft Phone Viewer 3.50 follow the suit, now supporting encrypted and decrypted system backups produced by Apple devices running the latest version of iOS.
The new Applications view makes it easy for Elcomsoft Phone Viewer users to list apps installed on the iOS device being investigated. The Applications plugin displays the list of all apps installed on the device along with their acquisition date (date of purchase for paid apps or date of first install for the free apps) and the associated Apple ID. Since some of that data is not part of iOS backups, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer automatically requests additional information via an online connection through iTunes.
The Application view offers experts immediate insight into messaging and communication tools, social networks and dating apps used on a given iOS device. The list of installed online banking apps may reveal whereabouts of the user's bank accounts.
The new Wi-Fi view reveals comprehensive information about Wi-Fi networks saved on the device. SSID and MAC address of each Wi-Fi network are available. Additional network parameters include network BSSID and encryption standard (the most common being WPA2-Personal and no encryption).
For each Wi-Fi network, the new plugin lists information about the date and time of first joining and last using the Wi-Fi network. Sorting the list by last connection time experts can track the user by seeing which networks they joined during a given time period.