GHunt – Investigate Google Accounts With Emai
GHunt is an OSINT tool to extract a lot of informations of someone’s Google Account email.
It can currently extract :
- Owner’s name
- Last time the profile was edited
- Google ID
- If the account is an Hangouts Bot
- Activated Google services (Youtube, Photos, Maps, News360, Hangouts, etc.)
- Possible Youtube channel
- Possible other usernames
- Public photos
- Phones models
- Phones firmwares
- Installed softwares
- Google Maps reviews
- Possible physical location
- 02/10/2020 : Since few days ago, Google return a 404 when we try to access someone’s Google Photos public albums, we can only access it if we have a link of one of his albums.
Either this is a bug and this will be fixed, either it’s a protection that we need to find how to bypass.
So, currently, the photos & metadata module will always return “No albums” even if there is one.
- 02/10/2020 : I found a bypass, I’m working on the patch right now.
- 03/10/2020 : Successfully bypassed.
- Python 3.6.1+ would be ok. (I developed it with Python 3.8.1)
- These Python modules are required (we’ll install them after):
1. Chromedriver & Google Chrome
This project uses Selenium, so you’ll need to download the chromedriver here : https://chromedriver.chromium.org/downloads
And put it in the GHunt folder. Be sure it’s called “chromedriver.exe” or “chromedriver”.
Also, be sure to have Google Chrome installed.
In the GHunt folder, do this:
python -m pip install -r requirements.txt
Adapt the command with your operating system if needed.
For the first usage and sometimes after, you’ll need to check the validity of your cookies.
To do this, launch
If you don’t have cookies stored (ex: first launch) it will ask you the 4 needed cookies, enter them and if they are valid, it will generate the Authentification token, and the Google Docs & Hangouts tokens.
Then, you can run the tool like this :
python hunt.py [email protected]
Every time you re-login to the Google Account used for the cookies, it will break their validity, so I highly suggest you to make an empty account just for that, or use an account where you never login.
Ok but where I find these 4 cookies?
- Login to accounts.google.com
- Once connected, open the Dev Tools window and goes to the Storage tab (Shift + F9 on Firefox) (looks like it’s called “Application” on Chrome)
If you don’t know how to open it, just right-click somewhere and “Inspect Element”
- Then you’ll find every cookie you need, including the 4 ones.
This tool is based on the Sector’s researches on the Google IDs : https://sector035.nl/articles/getting-a-grasp-on-google-ids
And completed by my own researches.
If I have the motivation to write a blog post about it, I’ll add the link here!