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Twitter OAuth: Everything You Need to Know

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A hacker allegedly leaked the login information of 15,000 Twitter accounts Tuesday, but not by obtaining the passwords. Instead, the hacker reportedly accessed the tokens from third-party accounts.

Immediately, Twitter and media outlets encouraged users to head to their Twitter accounts and lock down security.

What is Twitter OAuth?

According to the OAuth site, it is “an open protocol to allow secure authorization in a simple and standard method from web, mobile and desktop applications.” Basically, OAuth is an authorization tool that approves third-party applications to use and access your Twitter account, without you having to share your password.
Read this article on Mashable.com.

 

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