I'm working in the forensics field, and I have a situation that I'll outline. Hopefully, somebody will have some insight.
I have a Blackberry that's locked with a user's password, and I have no way to get that password. It's on a BES server that I do have access to, but due to the battery almost dying, the transmitter automatically turned itself off.
What I need is to get the blackberry unlocked without losing all of the user's data, as it's important to an investigation.
So my questions are:
- Is there any software that can reset a user's password? Somebody recommended Polarbox 2
, but I haven't been able to get a clear response about whether it can do what I need.
- Is it possible to re-enable the wireless connection to the BES server without unlocking the phone?
- Is it possible to bruteforce the encrypted (or hashed?) password from the BES server? I read that passwords are hashed with SHA1, so if I can recover the hash then I might have a chance.
- If all else fails, is it possible to remove the harddrive and acquire the data directly, or is it a proprietary interface?
Thank you very much, and I appreciate any assistance.