Microsoft’s COFEE Decaffeinated

Posted on January 4, 2010. Filed under: News, Security, Super Fast Updates, Web | Tags: , , , , |

 

   Hackers declare war against Microsoft’s Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE), (which is exclusively for use by law enforcement agencies) by creating an application called Decaf.

   Decaf is a light-weight application that monitors Windows systems for the presence of COFEE, a bundle of some 150 point-and-click tools used by police to collect digital evidence at crime scenes. When a USB stick containing the Microsoft software is attached to a protected PC, Decaf automatically executes a variety of countermeasures.

"We want to promote a healthy unrestricted free flow of internet traffic and show why law enforcement should not solely rely on Microsoft to automate their intelligent evidence finding," one of the two hackers behind Decaf explaining the goal of the project.

   Last month, when COFEE leaked to the net I mentioned that “this leak of tool online definitely going to make computer cops life more difficult when they try to dash-and-grab data from a suspicious PC.” that’s what now happening just after one month..

  Hackers again proved their skills now its Microsoft’s turn to do something.

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Note:- This is not the latest news but still new one for me.

 

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