The Key to Fast Password Recovery and Decryption

September 2017 | Article

Passwords are not recovered like we have seen in the movies. The alpha numeric characters are not simply tried and filled in one at a time. If that were the case, passwords would be useless. Each password that is generated utilizes a unique algorithm that then must be matched to be broken. When breaking encryption, things get much more complicated. In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding messages or information so that only sanctioned parties can read it. Encryption does not of itself prevent interception, but denies the message content to the interceptor.

Encryption is not impossible to break, rather it is more improbable to break given a reasonable amount of time to do so. I might be able to break a RSA 4096 encryption, but it might take me around 50 years to do it, so what is the point? For technical reasons, an encryption scheme usually uses an encryption key generated by an algorithm. It is in principle possible to decrypt the message without possessing the key, but, for a well-designed encryption scheme, large computational resources and skill are required as well as a suitable amount of time depending on the encryption. An authorized recipient can easily decrypt the message with the key provided by the originator to recipients, but not to unauthorized interceptors.

A Better Process 

When a password needs to be recovered or encryption needs to be broken, it's clear time time is a critical element. Whether it’s a jpeg, or BestCrypt, EFS, File Vault II or an iPhone backup password, the time required will be determined by the hardware involved. Software can only work as fast as the hardware it has been paired with. The greatest race car driver will still lose the race if all he has to drive is a Ford Pinto. Custom-built equipment is what's needed for swift, economical password recovery and decryption. For example, our custom decryption machinery can run at up to 8 keys per second* with prices that are more reasonable than you might expect.

We have recovered passwords and broken encryption for cases involving intellectual property, homicide, family law, litigation, missing persons and several others. Our services have been utilized by law enforcement, private investigators and attorneys from around the country. A custom-built solution offers the best opportunity to get the information you need when timing is of great importance.  

Contact us at the form on this page to learn how we can help you with your password and decryption needs. 

* Dependent on the type of encryption or password being broken.

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