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Microsoft Forensic Tool in the Hands of Hackers

Microsoft has a special computer forensics tool designed only for law enforcement. Now, the Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) has been leaked on the Internet, and the fear is that hackers can use the tool to sidestep these very forensic techniques.

The tool is designed to nab computer information including evidence of child pornography and other crimes -- the same approach I see on every other episode of "Law & Order."

This may not be a huge deal. Hackers already have plenty of tools for snooping, and I'm not sure having COFEE out in the wild is a game changer. Tell me where I'm wrong at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/16/2009 at 1:17 PM


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