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Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition by Pasquale Stirparo, Mattia Epifani

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Encrypted iTunes backup cracking

As we explained in Chapter 3, Evidence Acquisition from iDevices, and in the first part of this chapter, an iTunes backup can be encrypted with a password chosen by the iDevice user. When you seize an iDevice with a backup password already set, or if you have a computer with a previously created encrypted backup, you can try to crack the backup using a dedicated tool. Currently, we were able to find only three software packages that can be used to crack an encrypted backup: EPB, Passware Forensic, and iPhone Backup Unlocker.

Case study - iTunes encrypted backup cracking with EPB

As mentioned on the product's website, Elcomsoft Phone Breaker enables forensic access to password-protected backups for smartphones and ...

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