The new version of Google Chrome forensics tool – Hindsight, – is released. Here are the main new features:

  • Cross-platform web UI
  • Easier installation on all OSes – now just do pip install pyhindsight
  • Ability to parse multiple Chrome caches
  • Portable EXEs for GUI and cmdline versions

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.

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