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Introduction to HstEx® v5.1

HstEx® version 5.1 continues our quest to add further support for mobile browsers. This release adds four new browsers, namely 7 Star Browser, Naver Whale, Opera Mini and Opera Touch. We have also added additional support for existing browsers and added 53 new recovery profiles. For a full list of the changes for this release, see: HstEx® v5.1 Change Log.

New Recovery Profiles

This release has added support for a number of new artefacts. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Safari on iOS State Tab Entries
  • Safari Cloud Tabs Entries
  • Safari Cloud Tab Device
  • Firefox on iOS History
  • Firefox on iOS Bookmarks
  • Firefox on Android History
  • Firefox on Android Bookmarks
  • UC Browser on Android - Encrypted Login Entries

Recovering Zone.Identifier Alternate Data Streams

With this release of HstEx®, we have added the ability to search and recover MFT entries containing resident Zone.Identifier Alternate Data Streams. The Zone.Identifier stream, associated with a download, contains a rich store of properties that may be relevant to an investigation. NetAnalysis® provides an easy way to examine, and perform analysis on these streams. HstEx® allows an easy way to process an entire forensic image (or other source) recovering Zone.Identifier streams contained within live and deleted MFT entries. HstEx® can also recover this data even if the file has been deleted, the volume has been formatted, or the partition deleted.

HstEx Recovering Zone Identifier Data

Change Log

The full list of changes can be found here: HstEx® v5.1 Change Log.