Dec 142009
 
 December 14, 2009  Posted by  Surveillance

Dan Goodin reports:

Hackers have released software they say sabotages a suite of forensics utilities Microsoft provides for free to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the globe.

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.

Read more on The Register.

Related: Decafme.org

Updated 12-18-09: This appears to have been a hoax to raise awareness that there are no shortcuts in security.

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