Elcomsoft earlier this week announced that it discovered another way to access information stored in Apple iOS devices by retrieving online backups from Apple iCloud storage. The new feature has been added to its Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker tool allowing anyone who discovers your Apple ID and password to download entire iCloud backup and that too without your knowledge.
ElcomSoft researchers analyzed the communication protocol connecting iPhone users with Apple iCloud, and were able to emulate the correct commands in order to retrieve the content of iOS users’ iCloud storage. It’s important to note that, unlike offline backups that may come encrypted and must be broken into (a time-consuming operation), data retrieved from iCloud is received in plain, unencrypted form . The 5GB of storage space can be retrieved in reasonable time, while receiving incremental updates is even faster. The ability to retrieve iCloud backups is now part of Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker. Existing customers are welcome to upgrade.
Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker is available in Home and Professional editions starting $79. This tool operates without Apple iTunes or BlackBerry Desktop Software installed.
Via- Mac Rumors