Passware Releases the Industry's First Efficient Decryption Solution for the New MS Office 2013

 Passware Releases the Industry's First Efficient Decryption Solution for the
                              New MS Office 2013

Now in record time IT forensic professionals can decrypt MS Office 2013
documents with Passware's hardware accelerated password recovery and live
memory analysis solution

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Passware, Inc., a
provider of password recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery
software for computer forensics, law enforcement organizations, government
agencies and private investigators, announces that Passware Kit Forensic
v.12.1 can recover passwords for files from the newly released MS Office 2013
(aka MS Office 15). This hardware-accelerated password recovery solution for
MS Office 2013 files – Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint
presentations, Outlook email accounts and PST files, OneNote files, as well as
VBA projects – is the first on the market.

MS Office 2013, with advanced SHA-2 hashing algorithm and AES-256 encryption,
is significantly more secure compared to its ancestor – MS Office 2010, with
SHA-1 hashing algorithm and AES-128 encryption. All the previous attempts to
recover passwords for such secure files turned to endless brute-force
calculations at a maximum speed of 40 passwords per second, which translated
to thousands of years for a simple nine-letter password.

"With the release of the new, really secure, MS Office 15, we understand that
regular password recovery methods are ineffective," - said Dmitry Sumin,
president, Passware, Inc. "Because of this, we implemented hardware
acceleration for MS Office 2013 password recovery and, equally important,
instant decryption of these files through live memory analysis. We are
committed to providing computer forensics with the most complete and
up-to-date decryption toolkit that offers the widest choice of password
recovery and decryption solutions – all approaches in one software product."

To make the password recovery process faster, Passware Kit uses hardware
acceleration, which involves efficient usage of multiple CPUs, GPU graphic
cards, and distributed computing. For MS Office 2013 files, with a single
NVIDIA GPU card, the software achieves a record speed of over 700
passwords/second, which is currently the fastest password cracking solution

Passware's unique memory analysis technology is also supported for MS Office
2013 files. By acquiring the memory image of the target computer and
extracting the encryption keys, Passware Kit 12.1 can instantly decrypt a
document that was opened when the computer hibernated or the user logged off.

Other Passware Kit 12.1 features include:

  oInstant decryption of QuickBooks v.2013 databases
  oInstant decryption of FileMaker v.12 databases
  oHardware accelerated password recovery for PGP archives
  oPassword recovery for Mac OS 10.8 Users
  oPassword recovery for RAR v.4 archives
  oPassword recovery for Adobe Acrobat v.X, XI PDF documents
  oInstant recovery of Windows user passwords from UPEK fingerprint scanners

More information on Passware Kit 12.1 features:

Training and Certification for Professionals Handling Encrypted Electronic
Passware, in cooperation with Sumuri, which provides forensic training and
services, will conduct a series of live and online training and certification
classes designed to give students the knowledge and skills in handling
encrypted electronic evidence. The next online training is in January 2013 and
will last for three days. For more information visit:

Pricing and Availability
Passware Kit Forensic is available directly from Passware and a network of
resellers worldwide, and can also be purchased in a bundle with EnCase – the
leading eDiscovery solution by Guidance Software. The price is $995 with one
year of free updates. Additional product information and screen shots are
available at

About Passware, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Passware, Inc. is the worldwide leading maker of password
recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery software. Law
enforcement and government agencies, institutions, corporations and private
investigators, help desk personnel, and thousands of private consumers rely on
Passware software products to ensure data availability in the event of lost
passwords. Passware customers include many Fortune 100 companies and various
US federal and state agencies, such as the IRS, US Army, US Department of
Defense (DOD), US Department of Justice, US Department of Homeland Security,
US Department of Transportation, US Postal Service, US Secret Service, US
Senate, and US Supreme Court.

More information about Passware, Inc. is available at Passware is a privately held corporation with
its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. and a software development and
engineering office in Moscow, Russia.

SOURCE Passware, Inc.

Contact: Nataly Koukoushkina, Passware Inc., +1-650-472-3716 ext. 101,
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