The dangers of jumping to conclusions

Apr 30th, 2008

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Category: Forensics

The dangers of jumping to conclusions

I’ve been reading quite a few posts about Microsofts COFEE toolkit which seems to be designed to help forensics investigators get evidence from (presumably windows based) PCs.
It’s amazing to see how many sources on the Internet took the original article here from the Seattle times and came to the conclusion that this was some magical box of tricks that would instantly bypass windows security, as opposed to just being a useful collection of forensics tools, examples of this response are here, here, here and here
Luckily someone at the Seattle Times did some follow-up with Microsoft to confirm that it’s actually just a collection of forensics tools and doesn’t bypass windows security here

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