Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer: Forensic Acquisition of Google Accounts

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. announces the release of Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer, a digital forensic tool for acquiring data from Google accounts. Implementing over-the-air acquisition of information collected by the search giant, Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer provides access to users’ search history, contacts, comprehensive Chrome browsing history, saved logins and passwords, notes, messages, and much more.

“It’s not about Android”, says Vladimir Katalov, ElcomSoft CEO. “Google collects and maintains massive amounts of information from registered customers using the many Google services from PCs and mobile devices. Normally, the information is scattered around the many services offered under the single sign-on roof of Google Account. Out tool pulls the data from all available sources, assembling available information in a single place. Just looking at the amount of data that is available is extremely impressive.”
Google dominates the market in many areas. Nearly 83% of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) are running Android. Some 64% of all search requests are handled by Google regardless of the platform, browser or OS. Google Chrome is the browser of choice of every third Web surfer. Almost everyone has a Gmail account, and according to Google itself, YouTube has almost a billion registered users. Google hosts an online photo service and a cloud storage service. All this allows Google knowing their users’ every step. Literally, as users’ location information is also reported by their mobile devices or can be extracted from the photos they upload.

Gaining access to all this information can be invaluable during an investigation.

Over-the-Air Acquisition of Google Accounts

Over-the-air acquisition is available for services such as Google Calendar, Hangouts, Contacts, Photos, Google Keep. In addition, all search queries performed on all computers and mobile devices while the user was signed in to their Google account, as well as their Chrome browsing history and page transitions are pulled from the cloud. Investigators must supply the correct Google ID and password. Information such as location data and Dashboard (with lots of data on device activities) is also extracted. Access to the secondary authentication factor is required if two-step authentication is enabled for a given Google account.

Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer comes with a free evaluation version. The restricted evaluation version will only display the first ten records from each category. In addition, the evaluation version does not display passwords.

Introductory Offer

Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer is offered at an introductory price. Users of non-expired licenses for Elcomsoft Password Recovery Bundle or Elcomsoft Mobile Forensic are eligible for a 60% discount towards the purchase of Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer. All other customers are offered a 30% discount.

Both discounts are only valid before February 1, 2016.

About Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer

Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer makes it easier to download, view and analyze information collected by the search giant, providing convenient access to users’ search and browsing history, contacts, Google Keep notes, Hangouts messages, as well as images stored in the user’s Google Photos account.

Google collects massive amounts of information from registered customers. Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer extracts information from the many available sources, parses and assembles the data, presenting information in human-readable form.

System Requirements

Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer supports Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10 as well as Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012 Server.

Pricing and Availability

Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer is immediately available. North American pricing starts from $1995. Local pricing may vary.

About ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.

Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. develops state-of-the-art computer forensics tools, provides computer forensics training and computer evidence consulting services. Since 1997, ElcomSoft has been providing support to businesses, law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies. ElcomSoft tools are used by most of the Fortune 500 corporations, multiple branches of the military all over the world, foreign governments, and all major accounting firms. ElcomSoft is a Microsoft Partner (Gold Application Development), Intel Premier Elite Partner and member of NVIDIA’s CUDA/GPU Computing Registered Developer Program.

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