The microblogging site says no accounts have been compromised after a hacker claims to have acquired user details by allegedly breaking into its databases.
The standard grew too far away from its roots as a simple Web authentication technology, author Eran Hammer-Lahav says, and now is insecure and overly broad.
Twitter's OAuth interface is now open to all developers, enabling more secure access to the service via its application programming interface from third-party Web sites.
The search giant's Google Gadgets platform is adopting the open authentication standard for controlling privacy. Move follows June move to use OAuth for the Google Data API.
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Use of the open-source protocol has been put on hold by some major Web services until a security issue has been resolved, developers tell CNET News.
Google's social network-powered sign-in system gives developers more nuanced options when asking for user permissions.
The social network recently fixed a bug discovered by a developer who demonstrated how the loophole let him take over other people's accounts.
Microsoft adds IMAP and OAuth support to its Outlook.com email service, providing what it says is a "richer email experience across devices and apps."
Twitter just got it. Apple recently got it, too. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon have had it for a while. But why's two-factor authentication important, and will it keep you safe?