Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor offers forensic specialists an easy way to obtain complete real-time access to information stored in popular crypto containers. Supporting desktop and portable versions of BitLocker, FileVault 2, PGP, TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt protection, the tool can decrypt all files and folders stored in crypto containers or mount encrypted volumes as new drive letters for an instant, real-time access.
Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor
Instantly access data stored in encrypted BitLocker, FileVault 2, PGP, TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt containers. The tool extracts cryptographic keys from RAM captures, hibernation and page files or uses a plain-text password or escrow keys to decrypt files and folders stored in crypto containers or mount encrypted volumes as new drive letters for an instant, real-time access.
- Decrypt BitLocker, BitLocker To Go, FileVault 2, PGP, TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt volumes
- Extract cryptographic keys from RAM captures hibernation and page files, escrow and Recovery keys
- Extract and store all available encryption keys
- Instantly mount encrypted containers as drive letters
- Capture the content of computer’s volatile memory with a kernel-level tool
- Fast, zero-footprint operation
Supports: BitLocker (including TPM configurations), FileVault 2, PGP, TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt encrypted containers and full disk encryption, BitLocker To Go, XTS-AES BitLocker encryption, RAM dumps, hibernation files, page files
Built-In Memory Imaging Tool
A forensic-grade memory imaging tool is included with Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor. The tool uses zero-level access to computer’s volatile memory in order to create the most complete memory image. The supplied RAM imaging tool operates through a custom kernel-level driver. The driver is digitally signed with a Microsoft signature, making it fully compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows from
Windows 7 and up to the latest Windows 10 update.
EnCase .E01 Support and Portable Version
Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor 2.0 now fully supports EnCase images in the industry standard.EO1 format, as well as encrypted DMG images. In addition, Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor can be used to create a portable installation on a user-provided USB flash drive. The portable installation can be used to image a computer’s volatile memory and/or decrypt encrypted volumes.
A Fully Integrated Solution for Accessing Encrypted Volumes
Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor offers all available methods for gaining access to information stored in encrypted BitLocker, FileVault 2, PGP, TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt disks and volumes. The toolkit allows using the volume’s plain-text password, escrow or recovery keys, as well as the binary keys extracted from the computer’s memory image or hibernation file. FileVault 2 recovery keys can be extracted from iCloud with Elcomsoft Phone Breaker, while BitLocker recovery keys are available in Active Directory or in the user’s Microsoft Account.
If neither the encryption key nor the recovery key can be extracted, EFDD can extract metadata from the encrypted container to let Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery do its job.
Full Decryption, Instant Mount or Attack
With fully automatic detection of encrypted volumes and encryption settings, experts will only need to provide a path to the encrypted container or disk image. Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor will automatically search for, identify and display encrypted volumes and details of their corresponding encryption settings.
Access is provided by either decrypting the entire content of an encrypted volume or by mounting the volume as a drive letter in unlocked, unencrypted mode. Both operations can be done with volumes as attached disks (physical or logical) or raw images; for FileVault 2, PGP and BitLocker, decryption and mounting can be performed using recovery key (if available).
Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor can automatically decrypt the entire content of the encrypted container, providing investigators with full, unrestricted access to all information stored on encrypted volumes
Real-Time Access to Encrypted Information
In the real-time mode, Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor mounts the encrypted volume as a new drive letter on the investigator’s PC. In this mode, forensic specialists enjoy fast, real-time access to protected information. The information read from mounted disks and volumes is decrypted on-the-fly in real time.
No Decryption Key and No Recovery Key?
If neither the decryption key nor the recovery key is available, Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor will extract metadata necessary to brute-force the password with Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery.
Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery can attack plain-text passwords protecting the encrypted containers with a range of advanced attacks including dictionary, mask and permutation attacks in addition to brute-force. (Note: VeraCrypt is currently not supported.)
Sources of Encryption Keys
Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor needs the original encryption keys in order to access protected information stored in crypto containers. The encryption keys can be extracted from hibernation files or memory dump files acquired while the encrypted volume was mounted. There are three ways available to acquire the original encryption keys:
- By analyzing the hibernation file (if the PC being analyzed is turned off);
- By analyzing a memory dump file. A memory dump of a running PC can be acquired with the built-in memory imaging tool.
- By performing a FireWire attack (PC being analyzed must be running with encrypted volumes mounted). A free tool launched on investigator’s PC is required to perform the FireWire attack (e.g. Inception).
- By capturing a memory dump with built-in RAM imaging tool
FileVault 2, PGP and BitLocker volumes can be decrypted or mounted by using the escrow key (Recovery Key).