How to use a Python script to extract information from the Firefox web browser.

Posted: December 5, 2014. At: 1:06 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7949

The dumpzilla Python script allows a user to extract information from the Firefox web browser. This is useful when you are on someone elses machine and you wish to extract information about their browsing habits.

Download the script from here: http://www.dumpzilla.org/.

Firstly, make the script executable.

chmod +x dumpzilla.py

Then you may begin to analyse a Firefox instance.

This command will dump all stored passwords for the Firefox user.

python dumpzilla.py ../.mozilla/firefox/9u1fri1y.default --Passwords

This is how to dump all Bookmarks.

python dumpzilla.py ../.mozilla/firefox/9u1fri1y.default --Bookmarks

And to dump a complete listing of the Firefox download history…

python dumpzilla.py ../.mozilla/firefox/9u1fri1y.default --Downloads

The downloads history will also include all directories downloaded to as well, that will be printed at the end of the output.

Dump the targets forms history, this will get their Google search information.

python dumpzilla.py ../.mozilla/firefox/9u1fri1y.default --Forms

This script therefore is a very useful way to get information from someone else`s computer. This will also work on Windows, but it would be good to use a Live CD and mount the target system read-only and then begin a forensic examination of the machine. But this really does work when you need it to.

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