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Author Topic: PSA: Using OAuth on apps and sites  (Read 1902 times)


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PSA: Using OAuth on apps and sites
« on: January 10, 2014, 02:34 PM »
In my first incidence of this, apparently an application that I authorized for my twitter account was either compromised from the server side, or something similar, as twitter spam started going through my account.

Just like we perform maintenance on our computers, change passwords, and other spring cleaning, on any services where you authorize applications/services to access your account, it's a good idea to check through those, delete any that you don't use, and reassess whether you trust those that do.

Unfortunately, twitter didn't tell me which app was abusing- just that it seemed that some application that I had given access to was abusing that access.

The more you know...


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Re: PSA: Using OAuth on apps and sites
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 06:02 PM »
Thanks. I removed a bunch of apps that were authorized to access my Twitter account that I haven't used or touched in quite some time. :Thmbsup: