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Allow secure API authorization from one site to another without sharing your identity or secret parts.

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OAuth for Mac

OAuth can be such a pain when all you want to do is pull data from an API like Twitter or Foursquare.OAuth for Mac eases this pain by providing a...

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Serious security flaw in OAuth, OpenID discovered

Attackers can use the "Covert Redirect" vulnerability in both open-source log-in systems to steal your data and redirect you to unsafe sites.

By May 2, 2014


Twitter: No accounts breached in OAuth token 'hack'

The microblogging site says no accounts have been compromised after a hacker claims to have acquired user details by allegedly breaking into its databases.

By August 21, 2013


OAuth 2.0 leader resigns, says standard is 'bad'

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.

By July 27, 2012


Outlook opens door to new apps, devices with IMAP support

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."

By September 12, 2013


Twitter suspends Thunderclap 'crowdspeaking' app

App's OAuth token is pulled a day after nearly 2,000 people used it to send a wave of simultaneous tweets to a pair of U.S. senators.

By June 7, 2012


Webware 100 Editors' Choice: OAuth (Most Important Technology)

Webware 100 Editors' Choice: OAuth

By May 19, 2009


Security flaw leads Twitter, others to pull OAuth support

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.

By April 22, 2009


Twitter OAuth open to all developers

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.

By March 16, 2009


Google adds OAuth to widget mashups

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.

By November 21, 2008


Google data-sharing gets authentication option

Programmers now can use the OAuth standard to tap into information through Google's data-sharing interface. Also, Google Data comes to Google Finance.

By June 27, 2008