hindsight v2021.12 releases: Internet history forensics for Google Chrome/Chromium


Internet history forensics for Google Chrome/Chromium

Hindsight is a free tool for analyzing web artifacts. It started with the browsing history of the Google Chrome web browser and has expanded to support other Chromium-based applications (with more to come!). Hindsight can parse a number of different types of web artifacts, including URLs, download history, cache records, bookmarks, autofill records, saved passwords, preferences, browser extensions, HTTP cookies, and Local Storage records (HTML5 cookies). Once the data is extracted from each file, it is correlated with data from other history files and placed in a timeline.

It has a simple web UI – to start it, run “hindsight_gui.py” (or on Windows, the packaged “hindsight_gui.exe”) and visit http://localhost:8080 in a browser:

The only field you are required to complete is “Profile Path”. This is the location of the Chrome profile you want to analyze (the default profile paths for different OSes is listed at the bottom of this page). Click “Run” and you’ll be taken to the results page in where you can save the results to a spreadsheet (or other formats).

Default Profile Paths

The Chrome default profile folder default locations are:

  • WinXP: [userdir]\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • Vista/7/8: [userdir]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • Linux: [userdir]/.config/google-chrome/Default
  • OS X: [userdir]/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
  • iOS: \Applications\com.google.chrome.ios\Library\Application Support\Google\Chrome\Default
  • Android: /userdata/data/com.android.chrome/app_chrome/Default

Changelog v2021.12

🚀 Features

  • Support for Chrome 91-96 by @obsidianforensics in #107#117
  • Add parsing of TransportSecurity file (HSTS settings).
  • Add parsing of Session Storage #102
  • Adds new “Site Setting” record type, which includes settings and preferences that are site-specific, including zoom, mute, hsts, engagement, and potentially more. #100
  • More parsing of Preference items: network_prediction_options, password_manager, sessions.event_log, and sync settings. #101

🛠️ Minor Changes & Fixes




Copyright 2015 Ryan Benson

Source: https://github.com/obsidianforensics/