Elcomsoft Reveals Telegram Secret Chats from iPhone File System Images

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates Elcomsoft Phone Viewer, the company’s forensic extraction tool. Version 5.0 gains the ability to display conversation histories and secret chats in Telegram, one of the world’s most popular instant messaging apps.

Telegram Support

With nearly half a billion users, Telegram is an incredibly popular cross-platform instant messaging app. While Telegram is not considered the most secure instant messaging app (this title belongs to Signal), its conversation histories do not appear in either iTunes or iCloud backups.

Telegram developers emphasize end-to-end encryption for secret chats, which makes secret chats device specific. They are not part of the Telegram cloud, they cannot be extracted with cloud acquisition, and they cannot be obtained from Telegram the company with a government request. As a result, Telegram secret chats can be only extracted from the device of origin.

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer 5.0 gains the ability to display Telegram conversations by analyzing the iPhone file system image. The Telegram database is extracted from a file system image obtained with Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit or similar tool. Experts using Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit will simply open the file system image in Elcomsoft Phone Viewer to access the Telegram database complete with attachments and secret chats.

Signal Messenger

In addition, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer 5.0 enables support for the latest version of Signal, world’s most secure instant messenger. The tool offers the ability to decrypt Signal conversation databases extracted from the iPhone file system images. Experts using Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit will simply open the file system image in Elcomsoft Phone Viewer and use the extracted keychain file to decrypt the Signal database. Elcomsoft Phone Viewer will then decrypt the database and display its content in a blink of an eye.

About Elcomsoft Phone Viewer

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is a fast and lightweight viewer allowing examiners to analyze information extracted with ElcomSoft and third-party acquisition tools. Decrypt and view iOS backups and synced data, browse iOS file system images, analyze iCloud Photo Library and access synchronized data with ease.

System Requirements

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer supports Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10. The Mac version supports macOS X 10.8 and newer. Elcomsoft Phone Breaker operates without Apple iTunes being installed. Windows users must have iCloud for Windows installed, while Mac users must run macOS 10.11 or newer.

Visit https://www.elcomsoft.com/epv.html to get more information and download a free trial version.