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Passware Kit 2022 v4 Now Available

October 25, 2022 Product Update

What’s new in Passware Kit 2022 v4:

  • Support for macOS Ventura
  • Password recovery and data extraction from 1Password v8
  • Faster VeraCrypt password recovery
  • Password recovery for a specified QuickBooks account
  • Improved Windows password reset for UEFI systems
  • New dictionary: Vietnamese
  • Option to disable MD5 calculation
  • Remote update of Passware Kit Agent to a compatible version
  • UI improvements

What’s New Video

For your convenience, we have included a video of all the newest features of Passware Kit 2022 v4. Take a look!

Passware Kit 2022 v4 introduces support for the highly anticipated macOS Ventura (or macOS 13): APFS disk decryption, memory analysis, T2 unlock, and Keychain data extraction.

All editions of Passware Kit 2022 v4 are compatible with both Intel- and M1/M2-based Macs running the latest version of macOS.

The new version supports 1Password 8 databases across all desktop platforms: Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Passware Kit 2022 v4 detects hash types of system volumes encrypted with VeraCrypt, speeding up the password recovery process.

It also helps users to gain access to sensitive data in QuickBooks databases by brute-forcing the original passwords for QuickBooks accounts.

This new version adds a Vietnamese dictionary, makes MD5 calculation optional, and simplifies the remote management of password recovery agents.

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Support for macOS Ventura

Passware products fully support the newly released macOS Ventura, including password recovery and decryption for FileVault2/APFS disk images, memory image analysis, T2 unlock, and Keychain data extraction.

The decryption capabilities for macOS vary depending on the Passware Kit edition.

Password recovery and data extraction from 1Password v8

Passware Kit 2022 v4 supports the latest version of 1Password manager – v8, for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The recovery speed on an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is 36,700 passwords per second.

After recovering the master password, Passware Kit extracts all the passwords and other records from the 1Password vault.

Faster VeraCrypt password recovery

Passware Kit 2022 v4 detects VeraCrypt hash types of Windows system volumes with GPT partition tables.

This helps to avoid checking irrelevant hashes and significantly speeds up the overall VeraCrypt password recovery process.

Password recovery for a specified QuickBooks account

Passware Kit decrypts QuickBooks databases instantly. However, there might be cases when some sensitive data in the database is available only with the original password. For such cases, Passware Kit 2022 v4 offers a brute-force password recovery option with a choice of accounts to recover the passwords for.

This option is available for Windows versions of QuickBooks 2006-2022.

Improved Windows password reset for UEFI systems

The latest update resets Windows account and Domain Administrator passwords for Windows systems set up in the UEFI mode, including Windows versions 10 and 11.

Also, Passware Kit now supports booting in UEFI mode directly from a WindowsKey.ISO file. There is no more need to burn the password reset ISO on a CD or USB drive to boot the locked virtual PC.

New dictionary: Vietnamese

New language sets are being added to Brute-force, Xieve, Mask, and Dictionary attacks on a regular basis. As an update, Passware Kit 2022 v4 includes Vietnamese dictionary.

Option to disable MD5 calculation

The “Tools|Options” menu now contains an option to disable the MD5 hash calculation for encrypted and decrypted files. This reduces the time required to process large files and disk images.

Remote update of Passware Kit Agent to a compatible version

For distributed password recovery, Passware Kit now detects whether the version of its Agents is different and updates them remotely to the compatible version. This simplifies the management of the distributed password recovery processes.

UI improvements

Passware improves the usability of Passware Kit in batch mode by displaying passwords on the Passwords Found tab as they get recovered, not after the overall password recovery process is completed or stopped. Also, the Help menu now contains the relevant list of file types supported by the particular edition of the Passware Kit.

Passware Kit Pricing Changes

For over 12 years, we have released at least four major Passware Kit updates per year to ensure our customers have access to the leading decryption tool that supports the latest versions of operating systems and applications.

To reflect the value we’ve added and to ensure we can keep investing in innovation, we are announcing our first price increase since 2018.

Starting from the 5th of November Passware product pricing will rise approximately 10%.

Below are the pricing changes for our top products.

November 5th
On or after
November 5th
Passware Kit Forensic1,095 €/USD1,195 €/USD
Passware Kit Forensic SMS Renewal545 €/USD595 €/USD
Passware Kit Business875 €/USD945 €/USD
Passware Kit Business SMS Renewal425 €/USD475 €/USD

All orders made before the 5th of November will be honored with the current price, so order soon to take advantage of this.

Recently updated: Passware Kit Mobile

Passware Kit Mobile was launched as a public beta in June 2021. Our customers and early adopters helped us to expand the number of supported mobile devices to over 200, including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and LG products.

We are proud to announce the availability of Passware Kit Mobile 2022 v4, which offers GPU-accelerated passcode recovery for Samsung Exynos devices, including the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8. The new Passware Kit Mobile instantly decrypts the Dashlane password manager on Apple devices, supports additional iOS versions, and features improved navigation and password recovery resumption.

The product is available to law enforcement agencies and other types of government organizations, as well as private companies with justifiable business needs, such as forensic firms or corporate investigation teams. The price is €1,990 for an annual license with up to 300 successful extractions.

Key features:

  • Bypasses or recovers passcodes
  • Decrypts application data
  • Extracts accounts and passwords
  • Speeds up password recovery on a GPU
  • Extracts encryption keys from a hardware-backed Keystore
  • Runs on Windows and macOS