Microsoft | Microsoft device helps police pluck evidence from cyberscene of crime | Seattle Times Newspaper
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.
News comes that MS has been lying about back doors in Windows? I mean so many people have posited such a thing in the past, the couldn’t have been right? Could they?
That a major software vendor could be compelled to act on behalf of the government isn’t unlikely.
I wish I could play more games on Linux