A developer at Sam Houston State University has created XFT, a forensics tool designed to root out "illicit hidden materials," including nefarious content like child pornography, buried on Xbox hard disks.

According to a report from Discover, the forensics tool can unearth data stored on a modded Xbox, offering investigators "bit-for-bit information" similar to tools used to scour PC hard drives. The software can also record the investigation, which can then be played back as trial evidence.

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The original Xbox has become a media center of choice for some users who have since moved on to more current-generation devices. Unfortunately, it also appears to have become a storage device for criminals hoping to keep their more revolting content hidden from standard investigations.

Got Child Porn Stored in Your Xbox? New Forensic Tool Will Find It [Discover]