Microsoft’s Backdoor: COFEE

by admin on May 2, 2008

Microsoft is giving away about 2000 free USB sticks loaded with hacking software to law enforcement agencies and military intelligence agencies.

"The device is a USB thumb drive called COFEE (Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor). When you capture an enemy computer, you plug in COFEE and then use over a hundred software to quickly get whatever information is on the machine. COFEE can quickly reveal passwords, decrypt files, reveal recent Internet activity and much more."

No word whatsoever on how civilians can get their hands on one of these sticks. It will be interesting to see if any of these things make it to blackhat world.

Hat tip to Strategy Page for catching the story from Seattle Times.

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