I recently participated in a poll by @Brandle to identify apps linked to my Twitter account.
How many Apps are connected to your Twitter account? Navigate to https://t.co/4W0I5b3XHo to see the list and please select a range below:
— Chip Roberson (@chip_roberson) October 1, 2020
I found 11, all authorised by me originally but which I had not disconnected after use.
The exercise reminded me of the importance of conducting continual social media hygiene, something @Brandle explores in The Hidden Security Risks from the Corporate Social Media Footprint which asks:
- Over time, how many people have had the ability to connect applications?
- How many people still have the credentials or permission to connect applications?
- How many applications now have access to these properties?
- Have any of those applications been compromised?
- Have any of the credentials used to log into those third-party applications been compromised?
Whether you’re in charge of governance for your organisation’s social media accounts or manage a personal network, now’s a good time to clean up apps you no longer use that are running in the background.
You can check out what apps are connected at:
- Twitter https://twitter.com/settings/apps_and_sessions
- LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/permitted-services
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications&ref=settings.
Happy social spring cleaning.