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Encyclopedia is defined as - An encyclopedia is a type of reference work – a compendium holding a summary of information from either all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge (Wikipedia). This page and its linked contents will attempt to divide into sections the known corpus of computer forensic knowledge in regards to operating system artifacts. Once competed, and likely during, the goal of this project is to define what is known and what is still unknown so that we can begin to map out those unknown areas for future research.
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Apple Safari is the default [[Web Browser|web browser]] included with [[Mac OS X]].
  
Current planned operating systems, please add more if you plan to document them
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== Locations ==
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The Safari browser uses different locations to store different kind of information.
  
(Currently Windows 7 is the active working project to determine template and content, Please start there if you are looking to contribute)
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The user directory:
  
== Operating Systems: ==
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On MacOS-X
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/Users/$USER/Library/Safari/
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[[Windows 95]]
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On Windows XP
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C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\
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</pre>
  
[[Windows 98]]
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On Windows 7
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C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Safari\
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</pre>
  
[[Windows XP]]
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The cache directory:
  
[[Windows Vista]]
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On MacOS-X
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/Users/$USER/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/
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</pre>
  
[[Windows 7]]
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On Windows XP
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C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\
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</pre>
  
[[Windows 8]]
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On Windows 7
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C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\Safari\
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</pre>
  
[[OSX 10.8]]
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== History ==
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The browser history is stored in a [[Property list | binary plist file]] named '''History.plist''' in the user directory.
  
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This file can be viewed directly in [[Mac OS X]] by opening file in the [[Property List Editor]] program.
  
== File Systems ==
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For each web site, the program records the URL visited, the date and time of the last visit, and the number of times the site has been visited.
  
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The date and time values are stored as a floating point value containing the number of seconds since Jan 1, 2001 00:00:00 UTC.
  
[[FAT]]
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On a Windows PC History.plist file can be opened in [[Oxygen Forensic Plist Viewer]] software.
[[NTFS]]
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[[EXT2]]
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The downloads history can also be found in the user directory in a binary plist file named '''Downloads.plist'''.
[[EXT3]]
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[[EXT4]]
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== Cache ==
[[HFS+]]
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The Safari cache is stored in '''Cache.db''' in the cache directory.
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This file uses the [[SQLite database format]].
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/safari/ Official website]
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* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/files/Safari_Cache.db_Revisited.pdf Safari Cache Revisited] by Sean Cavanaugh
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* [http://jafat.sourceforge.net/ J.A.F.A.T. Archive of Forensics Analysis Tools] home of Safari Forensic Tools (SFT)
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[[Category:Applications]]
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[[Category:Web Browsers]]
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[[Category:Mac OS X]]

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Apple Safari is the default web browser included with Mac OS X.

Contents

Locations

The Safari browser uses different locations to store different kind of information.

The user directory:

On MacOS-X

/Users/$USER/Library/Safari/

On Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\

On Windows 7

C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Safari\

The cache directory:

On MacOS-X

/Users/$USER/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/

On Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\

On Windows 7

C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\Safari\

History

The browser history is stored in a binary plist file named History.plist in the user directory.

This file can be viewed directly in Mac OS X by opening file in the Property List Editor program.

For each web site, the program records the URL visited, the date and time of the last visit, and the number of times the site has been visited.

The date and time values are stored as a floating point value containing the number of seconds since Jan 1, 2001 00:00:00 UTC.

On a Windows PC History.plist file can be opened in Oxygen Forensic Plist Viewer software.

The downloads history can also be found in the user directory in a binary plist file named Downloads.plist.

Cache

The Safari cache is stored in Cache.db in the cache directory.

This file uses the SQLite database format.

External Links