It’s Time to Revoke Social Media App Access (Again)

Five years ago, I wrote a blog post, urging readers to review their social media profiles and revoke access to apps they no longer used.

In light of the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal that has prompted leaders from both the UK and the US to launch probes into the social media giant, I thought it might be more useful to focus on what we can do to protect ourselves going forward, rather than focus on the impact to Facebook’s shareholders.

The original blog post was short to begin with, but here’s the super-short version:

Here are links to the app settings pages for a few social media services to help make the cleanup process a little easier for you. Revoke away!

(The only differences between this post and the original are that I added Google and I updated the LinkedIn link. Amazingly, the MySpace link still works!)


Who am I? I’m Jerod (@slandail) a Security Solutions Architect with One Identity.

By night, I’m a husband, father, writer, filmmaker, martial artist, musician, and gamer. I think it’s fair to say that I’ve earned every gray hair in my beard, having spent my career fulfilling infosec roles in consulting, higher education, retail, and public utilities.

I like to share what I’ve learned over the years with local and regional information security professional organizations, as well as attendees at larger information security conferences. In addition to writing articles like this one, I teach information security courses, both domestically and internationally.

At the end of the day, I just want to help folks get one step closer to doing what they want to do securely. If you have a topic you’d like to learn about, hit me up and I’ll see what I can do.

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