Security Maintenance Tip of the Week!

Tip:

Log into your Twitter and Facebook accounts on your computer and look through the apps you have granted access to over the years. Do you still use all of them? If not, revoke access! Here’s how to do it…

Twitter
Log into Twitter.com from your computer.

1. Click your profile image in the top right of the page.

2. Choose “Settings” from the list.

GetToSettings

3. Click “Apps” from the list on the left of the page.

Apps

Facebook
Log into Facebook.com from your computer.

1. Click on Privacy lock icon in the top right of the page.

2. Choose the “See More Settings” link from the bottom of the list.
FacebookSettings

3. Click “Apps” from the list on the left of the page.
FacebookApps

These are all of the apps that have access to your Twitter or Facebook account that you have granted access to over the years. Chances are, there will be plenty that no longer need access, likely from old devices you may no longer have or use.

Why bother, you ask? Here is how this works. The more Apps that have access to your Twitter/Facebook accounts provides a bad person with more opportunities to find one that has a vulnerability the will allow them to take over your account. Removing the apps that you don’t need reduces this attack surface. It is the little things that bite us.

In my opinion, Twitter/Facebook should add an expiration date so you have to revisit these settings every once in a while.

Happy Hunting!

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