From the Wires
Passware Releases the Industry's First Efficient Decryption Solution for the New MS Office 2013
Now in record time IT forensic professionals can decrypt MS Office 2013 documents with Passware's hardware accelerated password recovery and live memory analysis solution
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 12, 2012 11:00 AM
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Passware, Inc., a provider of password recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery software for computer forensics, law enforcement organizations, government agencies and private investigators, announces that Passware Kit Forensic v.12.1 can recover passwords for files from the newly released MS Office 2013 (aka MS Office 15). This hardware-accelerated password recovery solution for MS Office 2013 files – Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Outlook email accounts and PST files, OneNote files, as well as VBA projects – is the first on the market.
MS Office 2013, with advanced SHA-2 hashing algorithm and AES-256 encryption, is significantly more secure compared to its ancestor – MS Office 2010, with SHA-1 hashing algorithm and AES-128 encryption. All the previous attempts to recover passwords for such secure files turned to endless brute-force calculations at a maximum speed of 40 passwords per second, which translated to thousands of years for a simple nine-letter password.
"With the release of the new, really secure, MS Office 15, we understand that regular password recovery methods are ineffective," - said Dmitry Sumin, president, Passware, Inc. "Because of this, we implemented hardware acceleration for MS Office 2013 password recovery and, equally important, instant decryption of these files through live memory analysis. We are committed to providing computer forensics with the most complete and up-to-date decryption toolkit that offers the widest choice of password recovery and decryption solutions – all approaches in one software product."
To make the password recovery process faster, Passware Kit uses hardware acceleration, which involves efficient usage of multiple CPUs, GPU graphic cards, and distributed computing. For MS Office 2013 files, with a single NVIDIA GPU card, the software achieves a record speed of over 700 passwords/second, which is currently the fastest password cracking solution available.
Passware's unique memory analysis technology is also supported for MS Office 2013 files. By acquiring the memory image of the target computer and extracting the encryption keys, Passware Kit 12.1 can instantly decrypt a document that was opened when the computer hibernated or the user logged off.
Other Passware Kit 12.1 features include:
More information on Passware Kit 12.1 features: http://www.lostpassword.com/news/pnl65.htm
Training and Certification for Professionals Handling Encrypted Electronic Evidence
Pricing and Availability
About Passware, Inc.
More information about Passware, Inc. is available at http://www.lostpassword.com/. Passware is a privately held corporation with its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. and a software development and engineering office in Moscow, Russia.
SOURCE Passware, Inc.
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