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AXIOM 3.1 Includes Support for 12 New Chromium-Based Browsers

    With the release of Magnet AXIOM 3.1, we’ve introduced 90 new artifacts for 12 Chromium-based browsers along with a new SQLite browser, which provides advanced database functionality such as using custom queries for parsing data, as well as releasing a whole host of new artifacts.

    Learn more about the new Chromium-based browsers now supported in AXIOM below. Make sure to upgrade to AXIOM 3.1 within AXIOM or head over to the Customer Portal to download the update.

    If you’re not already using AXIOM and want try AXIOM 3.1 for yourself, request a trial today.

    Chromium-Based Browsers

    One of Google’s many open-source projects, Chromium is the code base for many of today’s web browsers. With the growing popularity of Chromium it isn’t surprising to see that Microsoft has also adopted Chromium as apart of their Edge browser now as well, which is also now supported in AXIOM 3.1. Chromium was originally branched from WebKit, with its newer engine being based on Blink.  Originally released in the Spring of 2013, Blink is the browser engine for not only Chromium based browsers, but also Google Chrome.

    Listed below are the new Chromium browsers supported in AXIOM 3.1:

    Aloha

    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Downloads
    • History

    Android Browser

    Android Browser
    • Bookmarks
    • Search Terms
    • Web History

    Brave

    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Cookies
    • Downloads
    • Favicons
    • Search Terms
    • Top Sites
    • Web History
    • Web Visits

    Ecosia

    Ecosia
    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Cookies
    • Downloads
    • Favicons
    • Logins
    • Search Terms
    • Top Sites
    • Web History
    • Web Visits

    Iron Browser

    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Cookies
    • Downloads
    • Favicons
    • Logins
    • Search Terms
    • Top Sites
    • Web History
    • Web Visits

    Kiwi Browser

    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Cookies
    • Downloads
    • Favicons
    • Search Terms
    • Top Sites
    • Web History
    • Web Visits

    Lunascape

    Lunascape
    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Cookies
    • History

    Opera

    Opera
    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Cookies
    • Downloads
    • Favicons
    • Search Terms
    • Top Sites
    • Web History
    • Web Visits

    Sleipnir

    Sleipnir
    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Cookies
    • Search Terms
    • Web History

    UC Browser

    UC Browser
    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Cookies
    • Downloads
    • History

    Whale

    Whale
    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Cookies
    • Downloads
    • Favicons
    • Logins
    • Search Terms
    • Top Sites
    • Web History
    • Web Visits

    Yandex

    Yandex
    • Autofill
    • Bookmarks
    • Cookies
    • Downloads
    • Favicons
    • Logins
    • Search Terms
    • Shortcuts
    • Sync Data
    • Top Sites
    • Web History
    • Web Visits

    As seen above, many of these Chromium based browsers have both a Web History and Web Visits artifact. To better understand these artifacts let’s break down the components of each.

    Web History

    Chromium browser web history
    • urls Table – similar to most other browsers
    • Contains one record per page – URL, timestamp, visit count

    Web Visits

    Web visits on Chromium browsers
    • visits Table – unique to Chromium
    • Multiple records for each time a page is visited
    • Very useful for analysis, additional timestamps, etc.
    • Needs urls Table to link

    A Wider Gamut of Browsers

    Gone are the days of expecting to only see one, maybe two browsers on devices being investigated. Today’s forensic examiners are faced with growing app stores filled with different browsers, which may hold the vital evidence needed in their investigation. Magnet Forensics is committed to our artifact first approach, allowing investigators to quickly find the evidence that matters in their investigations. With Chromium-based browsers rising in popularity, it’s important to get out of the old approach of only looking for Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox histories, and expect now to see a wider gamut of browsers.

    If there are artifacts you’d like to see supported in AXIOM or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at trey.amick@magnetforensics.com

    If you’re already using AXIOM, download AXIOM 3.1 over at the Customer Portal. If you want to see how AXIOM 3.1 can give you a better investigative starting point, request a free 30-day trial today!