How to install Social Mapper in Kali Linux

The Social Mapper program is designed to search for profiles of people in social media. The algorithm of the program is that it searches for a large number of profiles based on the given data (for example, the name and surname of people), and then using the facial recognition technology selects only those related to the target person.

The program can be used for profile matching purposes.

As the source data you can specify the name and surname, company name, specify a folder with images in which each file is named for the user's first and last names, you can specify a file containing a variety of values.

The program can work with such social media as:

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • Instagram
  • VKontakte
  • Weibo
  • Douban

You need to start by installing the usual version of Firefox (for details and differences, see the article “How to install normal Firefox in Kali Linux”):

wget -O firefox.tar.bz2 ""
tar xvjf firefox.tar.bz2
sudo mv firefox /usr/lib/
sudo rm /bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox /bin/firefox

Next, install the Geckodriver:

wget -O geckodriver-linux64.tar.gz echo "`curl -s | grep -E -o '/mozilla/geckodriver/releases/download/[a-z0-9/.-]{5,}linux64.tar.gz' | head -n 1`"
tar xvzf geckodriver-linux64.tar.gz
sudo mv geckodriver /bin

Install the necessary libraries:

sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake libgtk-3-dev libboost-all-dev git python-sklearn

Finally complete the installation:

git clone
cd social_mapper/setup
python -m pip install --no-cache-dir -r requirements.txt

For its work, Social Mapper needs credentials to log in social media services.

Open the file and enter social network credentials in global variables at the top of the file:

global linkedin_username
global linkedin_password
linkedin_username = ""
linkedin_password = ""
global facebook_username
global facebook_password
facebook_username = ""
facebook_password = ""
global twitter_username
global twitter_password
twitter_username = ""
twitter_password = ""
global instagram_username
global instagram_password
instagram_username = ""
instagram_password = ""
global google_username
global google_password
google_username = ""
google_password = ""
global vk_username
global vk_password
vk_username = "" # Can be mobile or email
vk_password = ""
global weibo_username
global weibo_password
weibo_username = "" # Can be mobile
weibo_password = ""
global douban_username
global douban_password
douban_username = ""
douban_password = ""

For Facebook, make sure that the language of the account for which you have provided credentials is set to “English (US)” at run time.

Social Mapper Options

usage: -f <format> -i <input> -m <mode> -t <threshold> <options>


optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -v, --version         show program's version number and exit
  -vv, --verbose        Verbose Mode
  -f {company,csv,imagefolder,socialmapper}, --format {company,csv,imagefolder,socialmapper}
                        Specify if the input file is either a 'company',a
                        'CSV',a 'imagefolder' or a Social Mapper HTML file to
  -i INPUT, --input INPUT
                        The name of the CSV file, input folder or company name
                        to use as input
  -m {accurate,fast}, --mode {accurate,fast}
                        Selects the mode either accurate or fast, fast will
                        report the first match over the threshold while
                        accurate will check for the highest match over the
  -t {strict,superstrict,loose,standard}, --threshold {strict,superstrict,loose,standard}
                        The strictness level for image matching, default is
                        standard but can be specified to loose, standard,
                        strict or superstrict
  -e EMAIL, --email EMAIL
                        Provide an email format to trigger phishing list
                        generation output, should follow a convention such as
  -cid COMPANYID, --companyid COMPANYID
                        Provide an optional company id, for use with '-f
                        company' only
  -s, --showbrowser     If flag is set then browser will be visible
  -a, --all             Flag to check all social media sites
  -fb, --facebook       Flag to check Facebook
  -tw, --twitter        Flag to check Twitter
  -ig, --instagram      Flag to check Instagram
  -li, --linkedin       Flag to check LinkedIn - Automatic with 'company'
                        input type
  -gp, --googleplus     Flag to check Google Plus
  -vk, --vkontakte      Flag to check the Russian VK VKontakte Site
  -wb, --weibo          Flag to check the Chinese Weibo Site
  -db, --douban         Flag to check the Chinese Douban Site

Recommended for you:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.