Microsoft has developed a small plug-in device that investigators can use to quickly extract forensic data from computers that may have been used in crimes.
The COFEE, which stands for Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor, is a USB “thumb drive” that was quietly distributed to a handful of law-enforcement agencies last June. Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith described its use to the 350 law-enforcement experts attending a company conference Monday.
The device contains 150 commands that can dramatically cut the time it takes to gather digital evidence, which is becoming more important in real-world crime, as well as cybercrime. It can decrypt passwords and analyze a computer’s Internet activity, as well as data stored in the computer.
Poi nello stesso articolo Smith dice:
“These are things that we invest substantial resources in, but not from the perspective of selling to make money, we’re doing this to help ensure that the Internet stays safe.”
Ecco per mantenere Internet sicura forse si dovrebbe fare (come si e’ sempre fatto) l’esatto contrario.
(via Seattle Times)