MOBILedit Forensic Express allows you to extract iTunes backups from iOS
devices in addition to ADB backups from Android devices. You can even load historical backups that have been created previously for detailed analysis or comparison. It is not uncommon to find backups that are protected with some form password or code. In order to analyze such backup, the password
must be obtained to gain access. There are multiple tools and methods that are offered in the software that will save a significant amount of time for investigators.
1. Directly entering password
The password can be entered directly if it was obtained during investigation or through other means. There is an unrestricted number of attempts allowed to enter the password, so you cant get permanently locked out. You can also see a history of the previously entered unsuccessful passwords.
You can now choose to include password into the logs and reports
2. Dictionary attack
Dictionary attacks simply go through a list of supplied strings and try to enter them as the password. An investigator can either use one of our supplied dictionaries or use his or her own dictionary. Our product ships with the following dictionaries:
- EN_100k.txt - english dictionary containing 100 thousand words.
- EN_200k.txt - english dictionary containing 200 thousand words.
- EN_650k.txt - english dictionary containing 650 thousand words.
- common_passwords_1M1.txt - file containing 1.1 million of the most commonly used passwords.
order to add your own dictionary just provide path to a text file after
clicking "Add dictionary". All dictionaries must contain words
separated by a newline.
Multiple dictionaries can be used in a single Dictionary attack.
3. PIN attack
attack assumes that password contains digits exclusively. Password
length is chosen and some digits can be entered manually if they are