ElcomSoft publishes hotfix releases of Elcomsoft Phone Breaker and Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp. The updates patched the “SSL certificate verification failed” error occurring when users attempted to access iCloud. The error was caused by server-side changes made by Apple. The updated releases resolve the issue completely and restore full functionality of both tools.
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 6.41 and Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp 2.01 are hotfix releases patching the “SSL certificate verification failed” error that appeared a few days ago. Users of Elcomsoft Phone Breaker encountered the error when attempting to download iCloud backups or synced data, while users of Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp saw it when attempting to download iOS system backups or standalone WhatsApp backups from iCloud. The error was a result of recent server-side changes implemented by Apple. The fix restores full functionality of both tools. We apologize for the delay in fixing the issue.
Elcomsoft Phone Breaker is the only forensic tool on the market to acquire system backups, photos and synced information from the user’s iCloud and iCloud Drive accounts with or without Apple ID and password. Full or partial extraction is possible. The tool allows experts using binary authentication tokens extracted from users’ computers instead of typing the login and password. The use of authentication tokens not only allows logging into Apple iCloud without a password, but also helps bypass two-factor authentication checks.
Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp offers experts the ability to download, decrypt and view WhatsApp communication histories from iPhones and Android devices. The tool can extract WhatsApp databases and acquire WhatsApp data from system and stand-alone backups. Elcomsoft Explorer for WhatsApp supports acquisition from physical Android smartphones, local and cloud iOS backups, as well as stand-alone backups created by WhatsApp in iCloud. The tool automatically decrypts information and displays contacts, messages, call history and pictures sent and received by the user.