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Windows 7: Hackers Brew Self-Destruct Code to Counter Police Foren

14 Dec 2009   #1
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 
Hackers Brew Self-Destruct Code to Counter Police Foren

Hackers have released an application designed to thwart a Microsoft-packaged forensic toolkit used by law enforcement agencies to examine a suspectís hard drive during a raid.

The hacker tool, dubbed Decaf is designed to counteract the Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor, aka COFEE. The latter is a suite of 150 bundled, off-the-shelf forensic tools that run from a script. Microsoft combined the programs into a portable tool that can be used by law enforcement agents in the field before they bring a computer back to their forensic lab. The script runs on a USB stick that agents plug into the machine.
The tools scan files and gather information about activities performed on the machine, such as where the user surfed on the internet or what files were downloaded.

Someone submitted the COFEE suite to the whistleblower site Cryptomelast month, prompting Microsoft lawyers to issue a take-down notice to the site. The tool was also being distributed through the Bit Torrent file sharing network.

This week two unnamed hackersreleased decaf, an application that monitors a computer for any signs that COFEE is operating on the machine

More..............Hackers Brew Self-Destruct Code to Counter Police Forensics | Threat Level | Wired.com


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14 Dec 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Hackers have released an application designed to thwart a Microsoft-packaged forensic toolkit used by law enforcement agencies to examine a suspectís hard drive during a raid.

The hacker tool, dubbed Decaf is designed to counteract the Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor, aka COFEE. The latter is a suite of 150 bundled, off-the-shelf forensic tools that run from a script. Microsoft combined the programs into a portable tool that can be used by law enforcement agents in the field before they bring a computer back to their forensic lab. The script runs on a USB stick that agents plug into the machine.
The tools scan files and gather information about activities performed on the machine, such as where the user surfed on the internet or what files were downloaded.

Someone submitted the COFEE suite to the whistleblower site Cryptomelast month, prompting Microsoft lawyers to issue a take-down notice to the site. The tool was also being distributed through the Bit Torrent file sharing network.

This week two unnamed hackersreleased decaf, an application that monitors a computer for any signs that COFEE is operating on the machine

More..............Hackers Brew Self-Destruct Code to Counter Police Forensics | Threat Level | Wired.com
Smartasses...Decaf against Cofee...

This is really going to cause an issue with law enforcement
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14 Dec 2009   #3
Qdos

 

I work in some capacity (customs) where PC's are often seized and examined, albeit that aspect of matters isn't down to me personally.

The software which is used definitely isn't authored by Microsoft, however there are support measures in place to get assistance from Microsoft if needs be.

I've seen Microsofts Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor, and in major part it's true (if questionable) value is to tell what a computer which was seized in a powered on state was being used for in the immediate past.

I'm not at liberty to say which software is used by my employers for recovering data by forensic means, because it is part and parcel of the employment package I agreed to - however it's not been written specifically for crime investigation agencies and is available in commercial guise if you can stump up a hefty license fee.

Criminals of any worth are using remote servers in overseas locations which have laws that protect their data, with access solely through securely encrypted VPN access of another provider in another secure global location, minimizing all traces of what their local computer might reveal about their activities and records.
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14 Dec 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

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]I'm not at liberty to say which software is used by my employers for recovering data by forensic means, because it is part and parcel of the employment package I agreed to - however it's not been written specifically for crime investigation agencies and is available in commercial guise if you can stump up a hefty license fee.
I can telly ou mine ran about $600.00 for one single program.

bUT THERE ARE SOME FOR FREE OUT THERE AND IF CONCLUSIONS SUPPORT THE CSE, THEY CAN BE EBNTERED IN THE EXNIBATUIN AND TESTIMONT AT A TRU[IAL,

Sorry about the jey board, another butes the dust,
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