Information security company Trustwave researchers have released a new open-source tool a Social Mapper, that uses to collect your social media profiles by using face recognition technique on a large scale. while heard a sound like a terrible idea, tool’s creators say it will help to white hat hackers to keep up with black hat hackers.
The tool, Social Mapper, is open-source and can pick someone’s details from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, and Chinese microblogging sites Weibo and Douban, and Russian social media service VKontakte. To start that, the user needs to fill out the list of a person’s name with a single photo. Then, Social Mapper searches for those people by name on the social media platforms.
Its scan a large number of specific profiles by performing face recognition analyses on profile photos of the “target” based on top search results of their name. It’s not exactly fast—the researchers estimate it could take above 15 hours for lists of 1,000 people—but it’s an automated and effective way to process a bounty of people’s social media profiles.
How Social Mapper is working on?
Social Mapper is working on 3 steps
Step 1— First the tool generates a list of targets based on the input(consisting of a name and a picture) you provide it. The list can be produced via links in a CSV file, images in a folder or via people registered to a company on LinkedIn.
Step 2—Once the targets are prepared, the second step of Social Mapper hits in that automatically starts searching social media sites for the targets of an online social media profile. This will take time to search the target’s profile in all over the social network site.
Step 3—After searching, the third step of the Social Mapper starts making reports such as a spreadsheet with links to the profile pages of the target list, or a more visual HTML report that also includes photos for fast checking and confirming the results.