Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Privacy, Social Networking Hacks, Software for Secure Computing, Web 2.0 Security
The tool is called “Reclaim Privacy” and I want to acknowledge Gizmo’s Best-ever Freeware for sending me the alert. Here’s the scoop:
To use it, go to www.reclaimprivacy.org and add the utility to your browser favorites. Then log into Facebook and go to your security settings page (there’s a link on the reclaimprivacy site to help you). Then run the Reclaim Privacy script by selecting it from your bookmarked favorites, and the analysis of your security exposure will be ready in just a second or 2.
Here’s what it looks like:
This reminds me of Secunia’s PSI vulnerability scanner that I’ve written about on numerous occasions; the difference is that Reclaim Privacy is application-specific.
I never did arrive a perfect “secure” score on all things, but the “caution” items don’t bother me – I’ve set my Facebook account privacy settings to a level that I’m comfortable with.
If you use Facebook, give this tool a try and let me know what you think.