Passware Inc., a provider of password recovery, decryption, and
evidence discovery software for computer forensics, has created the
first commercially available software to break Microsoft BitLocker hard
The new version of its flagship product – Passware Kit Forensic 9.5 –
now recovers encryption keys for hard drives protected with BitLocker.
The software scans a physical memory image file of the target computer
and extracts all the encryption keys for a BitLocker disk.
BitLocker is an advanced, full-disk protection feature available in
Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008. "Full-disk
encryption was a major problem for investigators," said Dmitry Sumin,
Passware President. "We have been able to provide police, law
enforcement, and private investigators with a tool that allows
bypassing BitLocker encryption for seized computers."
Passware Kit Forensic is a complete encrypted evidence disc
overy solution that reports all password-protected items on a computer
and gains access to these items using the fastest decryption and
password recovery algorithms. A portable version of the software runs
from a USB drive and finds encrypted files and recovers files and
website passwords without making
any changes to the target computer.
Passware Kit Forensic 9.5 supports over 180 different file types and
introduces recovery of passwords for PGP archives and virtual disks.
The software supports Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2008 Server.
Pricing and availability
Passware Kit Forensic is now available from Passware and resellers
worldwide. Manufacturer’s suggested list price starts at $795. The
software comes with 1 year of free software updates. Free trial
licenses are also available. For additional information, visit: