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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 Aug. 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 Jul. 27, 2012


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 Mar. 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 Nov. 21, 2008


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 Apr. 22, 2009


You shall not pass (this time): Google+ tweaks permissions

Google's social network-powered sign-in system gives developers more nuanced options when asking for user permissions.

By Dec. 11, 2013


Hacker says security flaw let him access any Facebook profile

The social network recently fixed a bug discovered by a developer who demonstrated how the loophole let him take over other people's accounts.

By Feb. 22, 2013


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 Sep. 12, 2013


Two-factor authentication: What you need to know (FAQ)

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?

By May. 23, 2013